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Pretty Little Polka Dot Dress

Added Feb 11, 2010

by ranjani

Tangalle, Sri Lanka






A simple cotton dress made from McCall’s 5039. I made this several years ago but have only worn a few times.
1. I like the fit, but feel like a little girl when I wear it.
2. Despite adding a couple of inches when cutting out the bodice, the neckline tends to dip low and I find myself contantly tugging at it.
3. I’m considering refashioning it a bit, so I’ll wear it out more.

Material Notes

cotton fabric and a bit of lace for trim




Garment Type

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    Feb 15, 2010, 12.08 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    I don’t think it makes you look like a little girl. I like it a lot!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 04.49 AMby ranjani

    Thank you!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 09.36 PMby violetcolored

    Such a nice dress, really looks great on you.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 06.50 PMby fabricaddict

    What a pretty dress and a lovely colour on you – you should wear it more often!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 04.39 PMby bbug59

    Cute dress. Good job.

  • Missing

    Feb 11, 2010, 04.02 PMby scheryka

    I understand the tugging. I made a hobo type blouse and it is now in the mystery pile. But I recently read and article about how to fix that without redoing the top….Umm when I find it…I’ll reference it but I think it is in the SewNews Magazine.

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      Feb 12, 2010, 04.48 AMby ranjani

      Let me know if you find the article. It would be really cool to check that out!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 01.56 PMby bug379

    It’s really pretty.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 11.23 AMby nenasew

    I think its adorable. Too bad about the tugging because in the pictures it looks great on you.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 10.23 AMby mixtlii

    It’s so cute, you should definitely wear it more!

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