DIY Pleated Dress

A couple of months ago, I was gift a purple Ankara fabric. The fabric was so beautiful that I knew that I have to make something very nice and classy with it. I kept it in my stash until I came across the M6833 pattern. 

I made the dress (M6833; view C) for a wedding I attended this weekend. The dress is so fun and the fit is perfect.  

Pattern Review (M6833)

Description: Lined dresses have close-fitting bodice and back zipper. 

Fabric Used: Ankara / Wax Print

Pattern Sizing: I cut out a Size 6

Were the Instructions easy to follow? Yes, but the most challenging part was attaching the lining to the Bodice Front to make the V-neck. I actually thought that adding the tulle to the lining would be challenging, but it was actually easy to attach. 

Likes or Dislikes about the Pattern: I love the pattern. The dress is great looking and it reminds me of a dress that First Lady Michelle Obama would wear. ;) (Side Note: I Love Mrs. O's Style. And I would love to make a dress for her someday.) I have no dislikes about the pattern. 

Pattern Alterations or Design Changes made: No pattern alterations or changes. But while cutting the fabric, I cut it out based on the fabric print direction.. I didn't follow the grainline directions shown on the pattern. I wanted the darker part of the fabric to be at the shoulder and bottom of the dress. 

Would you Sew it again? Yes!!! Most Definitely.. :)


  1. Love the fit and flare!!! Pretty!

  2. Beautiful dress, it complements you perfectly and it's so well done!

  3. I love it. You look stunning in it. But most of all I love stumbling onto your blog! Wax fabric is a favorite of mine. Great job!

  4. Beautiful dress! Your fabric choice was perfect!

  5. That dress if fabulous and the whole outfit looks great. I purchased this pattern during one of Joanne's 99 cent sales, but have yet to do anything with it.


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