To kick off love month, I’m sharing my second Mingo and Grace Dress. This time I went with the gathered option, and used a beautiful chalk pink wool from Hancock Fabrics. Its no longer available online, but I’ve seen a lot more wool options in their stores. (And they are all on sale!).
Gathering the skirt part of this dress with wool was a little difficult. I found it easier to split the skirt up into four sections, gathering one section at a time, and pinning. I just love everything about this dress. I put the whole thing together in two nights, it’s a really quick make! You can find the pattern I used here.
I recently got this dress pattern from Mingo and Grace. I feel like most of the dresses I have made are very similar to this style, there’s something about this look that I can’t get away from. It’s so classic, and feminine. This pattern comes with two skirt options: pleats and gathers. I love the crisp, tailored look of pleats, so I chose pleats.
The pattern was very quick and simple to put together. The directions were well illustrated and clearly written. I went with a size 4. Everything fits great expect for the waist. It’s slightly too snug, but it still works. I did not add on extra length, or edit the pattern in anyway. I’m really happy with the results. It’s a beautiful dress.
I also really love the sleeves. They hit just a little above the elbow, and have a loose fit. Oh and the pockets!!!! 🙌🏻
My fabric is from Joann’s Fabric. It’s currently on sale too! I used the wrong side of the fabric for my right side. It just made more sense to me visually.
Now go get yourself one too! Mingoandgrace.com.