Added Sep 14, 2011
I’ve been really into florals lately – I found this cotton calico at the fabric store a few weeks ago and really though it looked a little bit like tablecloth fabric but couldn’t help but wonder how it would look as a dress.
I made it into a super simple fitted princess seam bodice – the skirt is very simple, it’s just a gathered rectangle. I added an invisible zipper up the center back and fully lined the dress – I always see these unlined and wonder why people don’t line them – I actually find this style easier to make when it’s lined – and it looks so much more professional. For cotton dresses I really like using cotton/poly broadcloth – it’s super lightweight, carried at every fabric/quilting shop and it doesn’t wrinkle!
cotton calico fabric, thread, broadcloth lining, invisible zipper
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