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Quick Sadie (dress variation)

Added Jun 15, 2008

by maya511

Los Angeles, Cal...






I used an ultra-cheap polyester knit to test out this dress because I wasn’t sure if I was going to dig the end result, but as it turns out, I’m very very pleased with the style and fit! It kinda reminds me of an ice-skater’s outfit.

Since it was a knit (and a test), I didn’t bother with edge finishes nor did I hem it. Also, I could have done a better job distributing the gathers around my skirt (I ALWAYS have a problem with even distribution!). Still, it’s cute and casual and I’m about to step out in it for a lazy stroll around town.





Burdastyle for the awesome pattern.

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    Oct 5, 2008, 02.34 PMby catfish101

    Very cute dress! You coud try doing a zig zag sitch around the edges and hem, then sewing on some bias binding in a similar or contrasting colour to make them last longer. It looks cute too!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 10.07 AMby cornershopdesigns

    I realy like this dress & it’s so simple to make…I’m going to post a link to it on my Blog. Carla’s Corner


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    Jul 2, 2008, 09.32 PMby jj1

    Cute dress! I just saw this how to and I think you might want to check it out (even gathering).

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    Jun 21, 2008, 10.07 AMby maya511

    thanks for the comments, all! i’ll try to post some “action” shots of me in the dress soon.

    keelysews — most of my belts are lucky thrift store/vintage shop finds. :)

    rusty — i’ll definitely look up that how to!

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    Jun 17, 2008, 01.46 PMby rusty-1

    This is the cutest! I couldn’t help but notice you saying you have trouble evening gathers. Check out the tutorial on how to fit gathers to a certain length. It’s great and it sure helped me alot, now my gathers look fabric-made!

    -Love, Rusty.

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    Jun 15, 2008, 06.18 PMby milliesewly

    oh my gosh! I swear I came up with the same idea and Im about to put it to action tomorrow when i go to the fabric store. I was thinking it would be cute if the bodice and the skirt were different colors or prints. It might make it interesting. I’ll post mine as soon as I get finished! And great job! its really cute.

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    Jun 15, 2008, 05.07 PMby keelysews

    Thanks for posting this, I too was wondering what the dress version would look like. It’s very cute! Also, Maya you have the best collection of belts!

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    Jun 15, 2008, 02.49 PMby stephaniemorgan

    love it!! i am going to make this too! awesome.

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    Jun 15, 2008, 12.53 PMby camilaustral

    i really like this!! i was hoping someone made the dress version, i would loooove to see an action shot to see how it looks like with a person inside :D

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