Added Mar 30, 2009
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Our fun, simple Kathrine dress is easy to sew and easy to wear. We love the fitted back with pleat and the full, loose movement in the front. Have fun accessorizing it, perhaps with multiple, brightly colored silk sashes, trendy bow ties, or piles of chunky necklaces. The Plus version of the Kathrine has bust darts to better accommodate the Plus figure.
We used a beautiful cotton material for the dress, and we made a chiffon scarf as well as charmeuse scarf. The chiffon scarf is only one layer with a baby zig-zag hem (there is a link to this technique included in our instructions). And for the little button at the center back, we wanted it to be invisible, so we used a crochet loop (there is a link to this technique, also) and put a small button on the inside of the dress. You can also put a crochet loop on your sash, and attach it to the dress via the same button. We also sewed down the two innermost center front pleats to decrease the volume on the bust.