The "Andy is Dandy" Dress

Added Mar 7, 2012

by tinapickles

Miami, Florida, ...

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A dress constructed for a Sew Weekly challenge, “Pretty as a Picture.” The idea was to use a piece of art as inspiration. I used Andy Warhol’s Marilyn screen pints as inspiration. The fabric pretty much drove my choice of artist (doesn’t hurt that I kinda love Warhol anyways). The fabric reminded me of the multi-colored prints and the way they’re kind of off-kilter just a bit. I attempted to channel Marilyn Monroe in pattern choice… I don’t know how well that worked out.

I used Simlicity 2248 and a cotton fabric that was gifted to me. I made the usual FBA adjustment (so easy on princess seams!) which meant I had to, for this pattern, adjust the waist just a tiny bit. I omitted the zipper for now. Used my blind hem foot on my sewing machine for the first time!

Material Notes

Cotton fabric, Simplicity 2248

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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    May 2, 2012, 09.25 PMby asanderson

    I love that dress! I like your choice of color and it’s very flattering.

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    Mar 11, 2012, 10.38 AMby flowergirl22

    its so You, so summer I am awaiting you,, oh wow,, so cute

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    Mar 7, 2012, 06.03 PMby leahfranqui

    I love the color, really nice!

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    Mar 7, 2012, 10.15 AMby jadealamode

    great choice in fabric.It looks quite good on you!!

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    Mar 7, 2012, 09.26 AMby soozy

    What a great fabric and a beautiful dress. I think you’re very brave daring to wear such bold colors and beautiful prints. I adore those fabrics, but I’m afraid wearing them myself.

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      Mar 7, 2012, 04.19 PMby tinapickles

      Truth? I’m very much so a black and grey kinda girl. Though I do love to spice it up with a (very, very, very, VERY) small dash of color! This is definitely… colorful.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 03.51 AMby pink-cornelia

    so pretty! love it!

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