Added Feb 7, 2011
A simple dress made from 1m of strawberry-printed cotton.
This is my latest dress produced from my ‘Project De-Stash’! The contour bust pattern is brilliant, and it’s free too, so a big thank you to miasu! It was a tad too big for me, but that was easily solved by itaking the side and centre back seams in. I wasn’t working with much fabric, so I made teeny-tiny pleats in the remaining skirt material. I finished it off in an afternoon. Don’t you love those quick little projects?
In hindsight, I should have lined the bodice instead of using bias binding to finish the top seam off. I’d love to get some more fabric to make a fuller skirt, because at the moment it’s too difficult to run around in! I spied the same fabric in my local sewing store, and I’m keeping a close eye on it in case it comes on sale :)
You can read the unabridged version on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood
Cotton, invisible zipper, thread
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