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The "Hips Don't Lie" Dress

Added Sep 28, 2011

by sewweekly

San Francisco, C...






Considering the pink explosion that was my Slow and Steady Dress, I gave myself a little freedom with this challenge to let a little lavender slip into the palette. Still even with the lavendar, brown and coral, this dress passes the pink test: Does my daughter like the dress? Yes, then it’s pink enough.

When I bought this fabric last weekend in St. Paul, I knew that it would end up as a wiggle dress. The yardage was minimal and the texture would lend itself to a close-fitting little number. I don’t know how, but this dress only ended up requiring about 1 3/4 yards of 44" wide fabric. Having a pattern in my stash that is a such a small yardage wonder is always a good thing.

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Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jan 3, 2013, 01.16 AMby razieh khalili

    Hello Dear. These fabrics with Spring Flowers, is more attractive to you.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 12.43 AMby Tonia Richardson

    I am in luv with this dress

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    Oct 1, 2011, 04.21 PMby peglegparadiddle

    I am in love with everything about this dress!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 09.20 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress, and a nice fresh picture!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 08.06 AMby elishar

    Ooh I just discovered Sew Weekly recently (maybe through Pinterest or CraftZine Blog) and have been going through your archives like crazy! Nice to see you on here.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 05.44 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Amazing that you can make a dress with so little fabric…now I won’t beat myself up for all the yardages that’s only 2 yards or less. It’s beautiful fabric..I need to dig through some of my vintage fabric finds and make something out of ’em.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 02.45 PMby GeorgieT74

    So simple and yet so beautiful.

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    Sep 28, 2011, 07.51 PMby bjr99

    What a beautiful dress! The fabric is perfect.

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