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The "Andy is Dandy" Dress

Added Mar 7, 2012

by tinapickles

Miami, Florida, ...






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




Garment Type

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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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