Blue Baby

Added Aug 16, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...

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Description

I made this dress for a Pattern Review contest using Simplicity 3775. I wasn’t too excited about this pattern to begin with, but I figured out how to alter it to make it more to my liking. Also, after sewing up the bodice and midriff, it was pretty loose, so I ended up making some adjustments for that problem (for a pattern made specifically for knits, I was not expecting to run into this issue!).

I’m still deciding whether to put some sort of trim around the midriff… I was thinking a thick white ribbon, but I’m not sure yet. Maybe some white decorative stitching.

Alterations:
- Shortened the waistband (more to my liking)
- Shortened the skirt 2" on it’s own, then with the shorter waistband, it became even shorter
- Took the sides in about 1" on each side
- Widened the armholes and cut them in a bit, because the dress was really bunching up around my armpits.
- Did not use an overlay around the midriff section
- Altered the way I did the binding so there were no raw edges. I attached the front right sides together, then folded it like a bias strip, and topstitched.

Material Notes

cotton interlock knit

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Aug 28, 2009, 10.51 PMby smallone

    You have such a way with stretchy fabrics – another fabulous garment!! and great fit as ever.

    Cant believe you have only been sewing a year!!!!!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 05.36 PMby dkocsis45

    i like this dress. I like it a great deal. the color is wonderful. and it looks great on you too!

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    Aug 16, 2009, 08.59 PMby emlj

    oh that is a gorgeous dress, you look wonderful in these photos :-)

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