Rainy Day Summer Dress

Added Aug 15, 2010

by Denise Angela

Vancouver, Canada

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Description

This dress I made last Saturday afternoon while it was raining outside. This is the first "fitted"dress that I made for myself using a pattern that called for darts (gasp-way beyond my sewing abilities) but I wanted to move on to better fitting dresses. I thought darts would be harder to sew but I practiced on some scrap material till I got it. I used Butterwick B5317 for the fitted bodice and I used my own bias cut pattern for the skirt. I also added ruffles for the cap sleeves (that was my own design added to the bodice). Super easy to make ruffles on my serger-I finished the edging of the ruffles that way. To add some contrast I added my fav-white bias binding. This dress took me day to finish but I really like the fit so I think the next dress I sew I will use the the same patterns with different fabric.

Material Notes

cotton-pique, white bias tape

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Style
Mod
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 16, 2011, 05.54 PMby turtlegirl00

    I love the addition to the sleeves—super cute!!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 03.27 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    Great work! Beautifully made.

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    Aug 15, 2010, 01.28 PMby fabricaddict

    It’s pretty! well done

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