Shepherdress

Added Mar 19, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...

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Description

I wasn’t happy with the first dress I made from this fabric, so I decided to try again with a different pattern. Thankfully, I had just enough to finish my dress. I hacked up my TNT favorite, McCall’s 5845, to make this bodice. Unfortunately, the underbust seam meant that my fabric didn’t match up properly, and my pale pink piping doesn’t do much to disguise that fact. The skirt is just a gathered rectangle with a nice deep hem. Even though there are some mistakes in the dress, I’m glad that I was able to give this fabric another go. I also tried to at least make the inside finishing nice and neat.

Re: the title…I think the roses and colors make this dress look like one of those idealized English country-esque Little BoPeep shepherdesses, and since I don’t have any sheep, I herded my cat.

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Material Notes

50/50 poly-cotton thrifted bedsheet, pale pink piping and zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Mar 21, 2012, 02.09 AMby gretz

    Beautiful dress and beautiful fabric. It’s neatly sewn! Well Done :)

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    Mar 20, 2012, 05.27 PMby guineveresmom

    Beautiful dress, and amazing job finishing the seams. Not everyone can proudly show the inside of their projects.

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    Mar 20, 2012, 12.07 PMby efh1687

    this is so cute and perfect for spring time. i think it looks great

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    Mar 20, 2012, 04.42 AMby candicej

    That is such a nice dress, and it fits you so well. Your cute cat does not look impressed, but do they ever? ;-)

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    Mar 20, 2012, 12.56 AMby chillwear

    Great dress & fabric. Wow that’s one big cat :-)

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    Mar 19, 2012, 10.26 PMby marlalalalere

    I love the way you finish your work, bias and so…. so neat!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 10.21 PMby kihli

    This is so beautiful! I you don’t know, you hardly see the mismatching at the underbust. Also love the photo with your cat!

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