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Little Blue Dress - Hawaii Vacation

Added Jul 18, 2011

by kelsrose22

Saugus, Massachu...






My new dress for vacation to Hawaii. So comfortable, with ribbon details. Can’t wait to wear it!
I chose a three piece pattern, in a blue jersey (very cheap, and it definitely showed while sewing…ran like pantyhose when you nipped a thread). I chose a deep v neckline and cut the bodice big enough for lots of gathering, which turned out to be just way too big. I made the pattern by simply measuring my own body and where I wanted the different parts to hit.Even though I measured this time, I added a little too much. Better than too small! I didn’t take a picture of the first draft, so to speak, but it had the right look, just needed lots of adjusting in the bust. That took forever! I cut the straps, and resewed them, but then the bust was too small (lengthwise), so I un-picked them and luckily had left a lot of fabric. Once the length was right, I started fiddling with the width. Being a large-chested girl is very frustrating, and tailoring your own clothes is even harder, I found out. With my last dress, I couldn’t get the bust right and it turned out to be the size difference in each breast, plus pinning the clothing inside out (so measuring for the opposite breast). This time, I did a lot of sew-wear-unpick-sew-repeat. LOTS of unpicking, but I am very happy with the result.

Material Notes

blue jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Preppy


Silver Rose Sewing

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    Jul 20, 2011, 05.32 PMby kelsrose22

    Thank you both! We are heading to Waikiki for our friends’ wedding later in the year. It will be my first time, so I am pretty excited! Can’t wait to wear the dress. :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.14 AMby mojo elgin

    What a cute dress! Looks great on you. Definitely worth all the unpicking and resewing!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 03.14 AMby Timea Schmidt

    It looks real pretty on you, the color is very nice! Where are you heading on Hawaii? Beautiful islands. Enjoy it!

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