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Added Apr 22, 2014

by Lindsay Hodgson

Kigali, Rwanda






this was another of the Lekala patterns. Made a stupid mistake though be not measuring the pattern properly first and the length was far to short for my taste so I added a yellow band. For speed I just did that as one strip, but in hindsight I wished I had made it seamed like the main part of the dress at the sides.

Had to do a fair bit of work on the collar with hand stitching to make it lie right.

I really love this one. Buttons on the back different from front as I didn’t have enough and nowhere to buy big ones here! First time doing pockets and belt loops.

All in all very pleased with it. http://www.lekala.co/catalog/dresses/4106#model




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    Apr 29, 2014, 02.08 AMby nrobson

    very interesting dress, looks very good

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    Apr 25, 2014, 01.29 AMby LakeWylieMom

    Cute. If you made the collar white, it would be a candy corn dress!

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      Apr 25, 2014, 08.18 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks! And yes – you’re right!

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    Apr 23, 2014, 05.27 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, i love the added band x

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      Apr 23, 2014, 07.28 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks Mary. I really like the band too considering it was a mistake really! x

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    Apr 22, 2014, 11.14 PMby liliv-1

    Very cool!

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    Apr 22, 2014, 09.08 PMby maggieg5

    lovely dress and the added yellow band works well with the zip

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      Apr 23, 2014, 07.27 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Yes I was lucky I had a couple of those yellow zips so it worked out well. I am quite into these colour block type dresses anyway so I am pretty happy with the result!

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    Apr 22, 2014, 08.06 PMby uliorda

    Love this dress! It’s so feminine:).

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    Apr 22, 2014, 06.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is a very cool and nice dress Lindsay! I like your style and your combination of color – Wonderful :)

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      Apr 23, 2014, 07.26 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks Ellen. Definitely one of my favourites too. Wore it for the first time today for work and colleagues couldn’t believe I made it myself! :)

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    Apr 22, 2014, 02.54 PMby Ibklawson

    Hi, I’m kinda new here and would like to know how to view the sewing instructions. Thanx! Great job by the way.

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    Apr 22, 2014, 02.50 PMby Ibklawson

    Hi, I’m kinda new here and would like to know how to view the sewing instructions. Thanx!

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      Apr 22, 2014, 05.38 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Hi there. I’m new too actually! But this project came from a pattern by Lekala which I linked to. Her patterns can be bought online then you print at home and cut out. The best thing is that they are to your own exact size measurements. Good luck

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