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Frock by Friday: The Tara Dress

Added Jun 25, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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Well, it’s Friday. That means you have a fantastic frock to sport this warm summer weekend. I included a couple tips to help you feel more comfortable if you’re a little more buxom than the average gal. I found that the only problem with this dress for me was not the straps but the dip in the front. I cut up an old bra so that you couldn’t see it and I didn’t have to change the look of the neckline but I must admit that it is too low for my taste. I’ll have to only wear it when I’m without my kids unless I have a v-neck cami underneath but I really don’t like doing that.

The one thing I would change is the back. It’s okay, don’t get me wrong, I like how it covers my bra hooks but if I were designing it I would have probably lowered it by about 3 inches and lengthened the straps instead. I like a little bit of my back showing in a dress. Then again, maybe it compensates for the low, low front.

I hope you liked this frock. I definitely did. AND I loved using the knit. It’s so comfortable. I need to find more uses for it. I had so many compliments on the pattern, I’ll let you in on a little secret, I bought it at JoAnn’s in the discount section so if you liked it, you still might be able to find some there.

Remember to post your finished frock on Grosgrain Flickr so I can show them off to everyone else:)




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Mod, Romantic

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    Jul 21, 2010, 06.03 AMby jenfaifel

    so lovely, as if you read my mind!

    this will be my dress project one day for sure!!!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 02.13 AMby fuschiamomma

    The dress is so pretty! You did a great job with the stripes!

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    Jun 27, 2010, 11.31 AMby kiraph

    You have put this dress together so well! It looks great!

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    Jun 27, 2010, 05.00 AMby benew

    Look at those STRIPES! They are mitered perfectly, my god!

    You are good. You are very good. (^_^)

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    Jun 26, 2010, 03.22 AMby 6kidsathome

    It came out fabulous! So glad I got to enjoy the sew along with you.

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    Jun 25, 2010, 09.05 PMby smallone

    Grosgrain, this is such a fabulous example of how to use stripped fabric…super super fabulous!!!!!!!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 08.19 PMby dana-88

    it’s look like comfort and sweet on you

    love it

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    Jun 25, 2010, 07.42 PMby domesticatedhuman

    Beautiful! That fabric is perfect for this kind of thing as the cut of the dress is fairly plain. Love!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 07.39 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely dress. I agree on the low V neck. Other than that, beautiful!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 05.41 PMby madstitchress

    Nicely done! I actally did end up lowering the back as it was unusually…long? I, too, agree that the bust line is far too skimpy. Because of this fact, I most likey won’t wear this out in public. Too bad, it’s a lovely dress 1

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    Jun 25, 2010, 03.58 PMby Elisabeth Snider

    Ooo, the stripes matching is heavenly!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 03.33 PMby leahfranqui

    Gorgeous! I made the shirt, it’s so easy and fun to do!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 03.27 PMby luxihere


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