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Calico Darling Ranges Dress

Added Jan 25, 2012

by MaryBeverly

Waco, Texas, Uni...






This my second version of Megan Nielsen’s Darling Ranges pattern, an adorable easy-to-wear shirt-dress. This time, I used a brown cotton floral calico with coordinating tan buttons. The color is a bit more subdued than I usually choose, but this fabric has been sitting in my stash for much too long. It ended up being a cute, neutral dress that’s fun to layer and perfect for running errands. And, just like last time, the pattern was a joy to sew up!

More pictures and information can be found at my blog, Idle Fancy.

Material Notes

Cotton calico, with a brown background and a tan, gray, and ivory floral pattern.




Winter, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jan 27, 2012, 10.43 PMby truebias

    I love your version too. I think the buttons are an especially unexpected and fun touch. Looks like we have similar taste in patters :)

  • Erika08_large

    Jan 27, 2012, 03.22 PMby daisylynn

    so beautiful and classy! You looks just perfect in it!

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    • Mary_copy_large

      Jan 27, 2012, 06.54 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you so much, Daisylynn!

  • Chrysanthemum_large

    Jan 27, 2012, 06.53 AMby adriana grigore

    very nice!i will try to do !

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    • Mary_copy_large

      Jan 27, 2012, 06.55 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thanks, Adriana! You should definitely try this pattern. It’s wonderful both to sew up and to wear.

  • Meg_large

    Jan 25, 2012, 02.40 AMby madebymeg

    your dresses are so cute and so WEARABLE

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      Jan 27, 2012, 06.56 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you so much, Meg! Wearability is my number one rule in sewing. I hate expending effort on pieces I may not wear that often. I’d never do it, otherwise! :D

    • Meg_large

      Jan 27, 2012, 08.43 PMby madebymeg

      it’s soo important! i get tempted by all the pretty party frocks though

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