Patterns for Pirates - Brunch Blouse (Dress Edition!)

Fall started to make an appearance last week here in Ohio.  It has since warmed up again, but the cool snap last week had me itching for some new fall wardrobe pieces!  I realized something missing from my closet was a good fall dress.  I have lots of summer and spring dresses, but not so much that's appropriate for fall weather.  I decided to rectify that by making the quintessential fall dress with some red and black buffalo plaid flannel!  This is so cute and cozy, I can promise you it will be a fall staple.  I'm working on a black cardigan to layer over top, but the current temperature is still perfect for short sleeves!


The pattern is the new Brunch Blouse and dress from Pattern for Pirates.  I was a tester for it, and happened to be assigned the dress length.  A quick peek through my woven fabric stash revealed nothing suitable for a fall dress.  This was the perfect opportunity to make that buffalo plaid dress I had been coveting! I ran to Hobby Lobby and picked up the red and black buffalo plaid.  I love the scale of this plaid, and have contemplated getting the black and white version as well!

I prefer to wear the dress styled with a belt.  Its exactly what I was looking for to add to my fall wardrobe.  Even though the pattern is made for wovens its a very simple and quick sew.  I already have a top done as well! I love all the options in this pattern and can't wait to sew up a couple more for fall layering!

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