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Green Seersucker Dress

Added Mar 21, 2010

by evildaemonlady

Boston, Massachu...






Made using the Contour Bust dress tute! I sewed a liner for the top half of the dress, basted the two together along the top, and then sewed a bit of 1.25" bias tape along the top to finish it off. I top-stitched along the middle of the bust, as recommended by the tutorial, but also top-stitched the seam of the gathered skirt to the bodice, to keep the volume around the ribs lower. The dress was a ~60" by 26" rectangle, machine basted and gathered around the bodice piece. I only used about a yard and a half/yard and a quarter of the outer fabric and about a yard of liner (I used some of the lining fabric to make a muslin). The pattern supplied by the tutorial was far too large in the bust area, so I ended up modifying the pattern to fit my small bust and rib line. I think it came out well!

Material Notes

Purchased: 2 yds Green/White seersucker (60" wide); 2 yds Cotton Batiste (45" wide); 14" zipper; hook and eyelet closure for top of back.




Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Preppy


Contour Bust Dress and tute

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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.15 AMby mnavoy

    this is beautiful!

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    May 19, 2010, 10.04 PMby storres56

    So adorable. I love your fabric choice and modifications.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 10.56 AMby loyl8

    really cute and adorable!!!

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    Mar 24, 2010, 07.27 PMby chichil

    Your dress is very sweet, good job!

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      Mar 24, 2010, 09.31 PMby evildaemonlady

      Thanks! I’m thinking that I might add a length of white grosgrain ribbon around the waist-ish bit to draw it in a smidgen but I am overall very happy with how it turned out! Now I just need the weather to get warmer so that I can wear it.

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