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The Sewing Frenzy Dress

Added Mar 20, 2012

by eileenramsey

Dayton, Ohio, Un...

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Description

So I completely fell head over heels in love with this fabric. So much so, that I bought the rest of the bolt which amounted to about 5 yards. After agonizing for hours about what pattern to use to make it up, I finally settled on Vogue 8577. Thought plain I thought it was a good marriage between fabric and pattern. Especially since quilting cottons need patterns with a bit more structure in them to be successful.

I made lots of changes. I started with a size 10 in the bust and graded out to a 14 at the hips (classic pear shape here!). I completely omitted the lining which I felt would unnecessarily weigh down an already heavier cotton dress. Instead, I drafted a facing that goes up the fronts and around the neckline. I added rick rack to the neck and waist for a little extra flair. All in all I’m quite pleased with this dress and forsee getting a lot of use out of it!

Material Notes

100% Quilting cotton from Joanns.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Mar 23, 2012, 05.32 PMby SpideogBeag

    It’s lovely – I have dress envy! I too have generous hips though so of course I love this style =)

    Love your red sandals too, really pulls it together!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 01.54 PMby susupusu

    So so pretty! Amazing fabric!!

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      Mar 21, 2012, 02.20 PMby eileenramsey

      Thanks, I love the fabric as well! It’s the best part.

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    Mar 21, 2012, 10.29 AMby Madcinderella

    So cute, i love it =D

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    Mar 21, 2012, 09.05 AMby libbysharf

    Great choice of pattern and fabric. This is spring!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 07.17 AMby loulourosa

    It’s a sweet dress!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 02.41 AMby Juniperr

    Super cute! Great job!

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      Mar 21, 2012, 02.21 PMby eileenramsey

      Thank you! It’s comfy to boot!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 02.13 AMby Cristina Haines

    So awesome! Love the rickrack, the pattern, and the color combo. Great job.

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      Mar 21, 2012, 02.21 PMby eileenramsey

      Thanks! I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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    Mar 21, 2012, 02.04 AMby gretz

    Very cute! love it!

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    Mar 20, 2012, 11.49 PMby camelia-crinoline

    It’s gorgeous. I love the rick rack detail.

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      Mar 20, 2012, 11.54 PMby eileenramsey

      Thanks very much. I was apprehensive about it at first but I’m glad I went with my gut.

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    Mar 20, 2012, 11.03 PMby TailorFairy

    love it, love it, love it!

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