Added Feb 16, 2013
Parma, Ohio, Uni...
A playful, spring-y yellow shirt dress with white peter pan collar and scalloped hem.
I was inspired by the fitted bodice and full skirt of the Elizabeth gathered waist dress. I thought it would be fun and super cute to add a peter pan collar, and then mimic that shape in the scallops on the hem. The buttons down the front are only decorative; the dress closes with an invisible zipper in the back. It solves the problem of the front gaping open between the buttons. The bodice is lined but the skirt is a single layer. I edged the armholes with bias trim. The hem was made by making a template, tracing the pattern on the fabric, and sewing two layers together right on the line. Afterwards I topstitched the scallops, the collar, and the button placket. I had stiff belting that I cut down to one inch, then covered with the white linen. I also added inseam pockets, because who doesn’t love pockets!
This project definitely had its ups and downs, but overall I am very happy with it. It’s almost obscenely adorable. This contest has helped motivate me to think outside the box and expand a pattern beyond its initial look.
Cotton, linen, 1" belting, lightweight interfacing, 3/4" white buttons, belt buckle, white invisible zipper.
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