Fibremood Issue 12: The Feliz

Sew Like Romy
by Sew Like Romy

I am super duper excited to write this blogpost! This is my first Fibremood pattern that I’ve ever done. Why did it take me this long? I don’t have an answer, but I am delighted to be here now!

So, without further ado, introducing the FibremoodFeliz ! It’s so well named because this dress did indeed make me happy (feliz is the Spanish word for happy, for those that weren’t sure what I was referring too). I must admit I was a little hesitant when I first saw this pattern purely because of the pockets on the bust. I have a large bust, and if there’s anything I’ve learnt in my sewing journey it’s that pockets on the bust are a big old ‘no’ for me. Again, to reiterate, this is how I feel about the look for me. But, that little hurdle was quickly fixed when I omitted them, because they are in-seam pockets! YAY! I did a little happy dance when I realised.

The dress silhouette is designed to be slightly oversized; a more relaxed look with the option to roll up the sleeves and use the sleeve tabs. There’s pocket options as I mentioned above, so you pick the best fit for you and that may involve all of them. No judgment here.

I usually avoid longer lengths purely out of personal preference, but I really enjoyed this length of dress. It paired great with my sneakers and if you don’t know by now, I love sneakers and dresses. The perfect pairing in my opinion. I also finally got to use this Lady McElroy fabric I had been hoarding for the right project, and this was it! I had this fabric shipped from Minerva since it’s a little hard to come by Lady McElroy here in the USA.

I followed the instructions as directed. This was my first time using a pattern where the seam allowances were not noted through the instructions but rather at the beginning where the pattern pieces are. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I quite liked it! I could just refer back to that page, and it allowed me to remember what allowance I used in other places throughout construction.

Overall, I really loved making this pattern and I can see many more in the future. A great all-season dress too, and if you grew up in a place like me then you may experience all seasons in one day, so this dress is as functional as it is stylish. I would make a small note for those planning to make this dress. If you intend to roll up the sleeves, consider a fabric that is printed on both sides. This is so small but I find it nags at me a bit that my fabric was not double sided so it’s just the back of my fabric glaring at me when I roll up my sleeves. In saying that, I cannot recommend this pattern enough; will definitely have more of these in the future.

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  • April April on Jun 05, 2021

    I LOVE it!

    My 44DD breasts don't like top pockets either 🤣, BTW.

    I love that fabric - I wonder if you thought about lining just the bottom of the sleeves to avoid the unprinted fabric? You could even use a solid contrast c color?


    April Iris McLeod

    • Sew Like Romy Sew Like Romy on Jun 07, 2021

      Hi April! Thanks so much for your idea. I’ll have a look at it again and see if I can do that to help with the issue! ☺️

  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Jun 06, 2021

    Another cute dress! This one looks great paired with sneakers. Your dress fabrics are the best. Love your style!

    • Sew Like Romy Sew Like Romy on Jun 07, 2021

      Thank you so much Doreen! You’re too kind. I’m always busy with the kids so I need a good sneaker on me ☺️