Added Jun 13, 2011
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I saw a woman wearing a dress similar to this the other day, and decided it was the perfect style dress for a yard-and-a-half of West African fabric I recently bought. It was super easy to make (which is why I call it the Everywoman Dress); just two rectangles of fabric, with three rows of shirring around the chest, and below the breasts and bias tape finishing the top and bottom (blue polka-dotted bias tape on the top and white bias tape for the hem). I also added inseam pockets
Unfortunately, my shirring is really bad (I just don’t think my machine does it very well), so I reinforced the shirring with two bands of elastic (around the chest and around the ribcage).
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