Stars and Stripes Forever dress upcycled

Added Sep 25, 2011

by applesofavalon

Lincoln, Nebrask...

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Description

I know it’s not the 4th of July anymore, but my company had their annual picnic with a theme of “Proud to be an American”. This translates for me as: time to sew something!

The dress I did sew for the 4th was kind of a flop but the print was perfect. Still not very work function appropriate nor was it very flattering (last picture). So I found BurdaStyle’s 06/2010 Three-quarter sleeve dress #107 and fell in love with it! Totally cute and appropriate for both work and the cooler fall weather!

So away I went ripping all the seams out of that awful dress (which still kind of smelled like fireworks :P). I had some extra fabric leftover and it was the perfect amount for the bodice. I cut away the shirred part of the dress and used the leftover to make the skirt. It was way thinner than the pattern piece but I think it was better because there weren’t too many gathers.

As I was putting it together, my boyfriend (with his blunt critiques of my work :P) said it looked like hospital scrubs, lol. Then I put the zipper in and it looked much better. I was very excited about it and it had a wonderful reception at the picnic. I had three ladies there ask me to either sew something or alter something for them. Yay!

I totally love this pattern and I’m going to make a bunch more dresses with it! More on my blog

Material Notes

cotton print, invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton

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