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My first dress evah!

Added Apr 26, 2011

by hukilaulei

Barstow, Califor...






The pattern I used was the Hope dress pattern courtesy of erdronen. It took about 4 days to complete but mostly because I was pacing myself and being bent over a sewing machine with a beach ball belly can be sooooooo uncomfortable- even if you are sitting down. The only revisions I made was shortening the sleeves and adding an extra panel of fabric to allow for the the beach ball to be covered as well. This dress is really a cute and easy first pattern dress; I enjoyed it a great deal. Thank you so much erdronen!

The fabric is a polyester rayon blend which I didn’t really think I’d like but it draped the way I wanted it to plus the print was just so pretty for spring and summer! However the hemming was such a pain to complete and I wound up cheating on the belt a bit but I’m pretty sure it isn’t too noticeable.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Polyester, Rayon


Hope Wrap Dress

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    Apr 23, 2012, 05.08 AMby sallybear85

    This is lovely, did you use stretch fabric?

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    May 28, 2011, 01.00 PMby wildflower31

    that fabric is awesome and i love wrap dress, they complimant all figures

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    Apr 29, 2011, 07.42 PMby patricek

    This dress is beautiful and you’d never know it was your first try!!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 02.59 AMby yvettemariesfineart

    Love it! And, love the colorful fabric, very summer! :0) Great job!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 02.56 AMby shedoz213

    WOW~ This dress is amazing – I love the fabric. Great Job!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.59 PMby tickledwhimsy

    Great pattern, turned out really cute! Love it with those red shoes.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 05.03 PMby hukilaulei

      They were killer to walk in though. I normally wear flats but the dress just screamed heels. Thanks for the comment!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.12 PMby Lucha Suarez


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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.46 AMby becia

    I love this fabric, it’s so happy. Good luck to you and your baby.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 03.22 PMby hukilaulei

      Aw, thanks! I thought the same thing when I saw the print!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.30 AMby loyl8

    really cute!! good job

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      Apr 26, 2011, 03.19 PMby hukilaulei

      Thank you so much for the compliment!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.58 AMby Holly Pickett

    This is exactly what I am looking for because I would love a nice dress to finish out my pregnancy. Thank you.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 03.15 PMby hukilaulei

      And because it’s a stretch material it’s super comfy! Have fun making it! Thank you for commenting!

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