The "Not a Bridesmaid" Dress

Added Apr 26, 2011

by sewweekly

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Description

I had originally planned on using the sheer lavender fabric I bought from Alameda last month but I just wasn’t into lining a dress this week. The fabric gods once again were smiling down on me when I thrifted about 4 yards of this nubby purple/pink plaid for about $1! From my stash, I picked Butterick 9651 because it was suitable for plaids and fairly simple. After all, with a hat like that, the dress doesn’t need to fight for attention.

This was the first time I created a dress with a circle skirt. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the fabric yardage needed for those huge pattern pieces. Thankfully, it was easy enough to adjust the skirt to make it fit within the fabric I did have. In all, I probably shortened the skirt by 4 inches! I’m wearing a crinoline in these photos so you could imagine just how long this dress would be at it’s original hem length.

Read more about this dress (and hat) at The Sew Weekly

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 1, 2011, 04.33 PMby tirrs

    very cute

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    May 13, 2011, 12.12 AMby tippiella

    That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I’m usually not a huge fan of plaid but this looks so fresh. :)

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    May 4, 2011, 01.41 AMby Alaina Foust

    Cute, cute, cute! Great job!

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    May 3, 2011, 07.56 PMby chromachord

    I think I’m flipping out. This dress is gorgeous!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 12.22 PMby blmfld

    this is gorgeous!!!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 11.43 AMby mamadden

    I think I like this length better than it would have been longer. It’s more modern this way.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.32 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable dress.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.24 AMby olyaboieru

    The whole look is amazing! The hairstyle with this hairband and THE GLOVES../ Wow! You’ve gathered all these in a perfect look.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.52 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Lovely!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.29 AMby twolter

    I just love this whole thing! Well done :)

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