Added Apr 26, 2011
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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
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