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Green Lydia Dress

Added Apr 14, 2008

by reneebeth

Midwest, Minneso...






This is a variation on the Lydia pattern…sort of. I can’t print off patterns very well right now (not the website’s fault, I don’t have a printer/paper right now), so I just traced a shirt that fits me well and lengthened it to be like a dress, going out at a 45 (ish) degree angle instead of straight down. I made the sleeves by guessing, which is why they’re a little bunchy in the armpits, but that’s about all. I made little tucks down the neckline like in the Lydia Dress How-To, only I forgot to put the placket behind it. I’m not sure how that would have changed the outcome, but I’ll have to try it next time considering I’m going to make this dress in every color of knit cotton I can find, it’s so comfortable and flattering!

Material Notes

stretch knit cotton





Lydia dress variation How-To

my friend for letting me use his sewing machine since mine is in a different state!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 11.16 PMby daicrinne

    Nice work! The comfy dress may yet prevail! ;)

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    May 27, 2008, 05.27 AMby maldrich

    Can you make me one? I adore it.

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    May 14, 2008, 04.50 AMby anajan

    You have a good reason to be proud! The dress is really nice, compliments for the alterations you made on the original pattern. And you look charming in it :).

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    May 10, 2008, 05.25 PMby allie31991

    this dress is super cute and fits you really well!

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    Apr 16, 2008, 08.22 PMby reneebeth

    I don’t know if anyone really still looks at this creation, but I just wanted to post that today I wore this and got lots of compliments, one girl actually asked me where I got it! I’m so glad I found this website that encouraged me to make my own clothing and have the courage to wear it, too!

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    Apr 16, 2008, 01.43 PMby sicilia

    Wonderful! And great photos also :-)

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    Apr 14, 2008, 06.51 AMby polychromatin

    Very nice :) I like it!

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    Apr 14, 2008, 05.24 AMby keelysews

    This dress is great Renee! Fun photo too:)

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    Apr 14, 2008, 01.18 AMby susisonne

    So beautiful! The neckline looks great!

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    Apr 14, 2008, 12.12 AMby justelaite

    this is beutiful! i like it very much! you are very creative.

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    Apr 13, 2008, 11.30 PMby toupinette

    nice job! i love your neckline!

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