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"Elise" - Preppy Plaid Dress for Fall

Added Aug 20, 2008

by pixelpusher

Oviedo, Florida,...






The first of several items I have planned for my daughter for Fall. I plan on using only fabric from my stash, and as few purchased patterns as possible. :)

Just getting back into sewing after a LONG time away. This dress involved several things that were either new or “rusty” skills:
- inverted box pleats
- heavily modifying an existing pattern
- using bias tape
- making a hair bow that doesn’t fall apart instantly :)

Material Notes

All materials are from my stash—
Wool? blend tweed not only from my stash but from the SCRAP bin :)
Bias tape
3 black buttons with anchor detail
1 black button and some ribbon for closure




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    Aug 20, 2008, 03.03 PMby carlatv

    Very pretty, both the girl and the dress.

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    Aug 20, 2008, 12.13 PMby maldrich

    Great job! It’s darling. I love that you used scrap bin fabric!

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    Aug 20, 2008, 11.49 AMby emrichkh

    So cute! Looks great on her. Love the little hair bow too. Beautiful job.

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