Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress and Pattern Review

Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review

Welcome to Fashion Friday!

Today I have a quick pattern review to share with for you.

I love to visit Moldes Moda Por Medida (MMM), a wonderful little site that I discovered through my Pinterest feed.
Seriously, how did we function without Pinterest!?

Anyways, the site has all these amazing patterns that knock off a lot of cool runway and trendy looks – basically a seamstress and patternmaker’s paradise!

It’s really cool.

One that I loved right off the bat was this black dress seen below,

Fall Fashion and Pattern Review,

I love the cape-like drape in the back. Très chic!

ACTUALLY, I should say, “muito chique!”

Because the ENTIRE website is written in Portuguese.

I would say this pattern is for the intermediate sewer because the language barrier is hard even with the translator on… So, if you are someone who can sew a pattern without needing to read it all the way then THIS site is for you!

If I took the time to read through the whole tutorial and figure out translation, I’m wondering if they offer ways to draft the pattern to fit different sizes. Luckily, I was able to use the measurements on the pattern shown on the blog picture. The fit looks pretty similar to what is seen in the photo and I love, love, love the drape!

Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review   Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review

So okay, I have boxy shape, so I added 2 small slits on the side of the dress so I could accessorize with a belt and give the illusion of curves… The belt goes inside one of the side slits, underneath the back part of the drape, and through the other side slit to be belted in the front.

Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review   Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review

MUCH BETTER, right? And there’s the cape like look, I was referring to… Which, by the way, was seen often on the runway for fall!

Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review   Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review

But here’s the thing, I didn’t love how low the drape went down, like, I am talking soooooooo low that you would have to wear something underneath it to prevent your booty from hanging out.

Did I mention I wanted to wear this to church??

Yeeeeaaaah… talk about giving my congregation something to talk about – HA.

In the picture below you can see how I was able to sew up a little bit of the back drape together. I seamed together maybe 10 to 12 inches of the center back drape,
it still kept most of the fun drape but left me feeling confidently secure at the same time.
I also added a few more centimeters to the length, ’cause I juggle four kids and it’s a necessity.

Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review   Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review


So there you have it!!

Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review   Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review

And now the REVIEW:

FIT: I thought the fit was great, aside for a few changes to keep things modest for this mother of four.

Translation: I thought the pattern translated well to the same picture seen on the real life model. Fatima Lopes Carvalho knows what she is talking about which leads me to my next question…

REPEAT:  I love this look. It’s definitely a standout garment and was incredibly easy to make! Sewn in 30 minutes of less. I would totally make it again and would LOVE to attempt other patterns Fatima Lopes Carvalho has over at Moldes Moda Por Medida (MMM). Visit it. It’s amazing!!

That’s all for now, thanks for stopping by and have a glamorous day!

Riva XO



Fall Fashion: Easy 2 Piece Dress, Pattern Review


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    Michelle Jamieson

    This is a beautiful design… it would be great for a formal event of some sort – it would be a real show stopper! Not for ‘every day’ though. I found your blog through the Crafty Frenzy Friday linkup. I will follow your blog as I am a sewer too, was a designer for 16 years until I went back to an office job this year and now my hair accessory business is my creative outlet. Hope you’ll check out my new blog too (I could really use followers and comments lol). Michelle // http://www.chellebellestyle.blogspot.com

    • 2

      Thanks Michelle! I was a designer for many years and got so burnt out and stopped for a few years up until recently… I am hoping you can find some projects to sew a long with me! Great hair ideas on your site, I hope your business finds great success. xo

    • 4

      Hey thank you and I love this fabric especially because it’s leopard. Actually…. I used it on another dress earlier this spring and luckily, I finally used it all up! So okay, how great is your post about the 17 DIY Halloween costumes?? I want to try Frida this year – very cool!! xo

    • 6

      You are such a great hostess, girl!! 🙂 Great site you are working on, I loved your “eat your greens” post! Green is my color! Thanks for the love and for the link up! xoxo

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