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Little Ray of Sunshine

Added Dec 5, 2011

by laikadoll

Melbourne, Austr...






This is Vogue 8723. And is labelled ‘Very Easy’. This, I disagree with, a lot.
Now, I have been sewing since I was old enough to use the ‘good scissors’ at Grandma’s house, and this pattern had me stumped. STUMPED! The bodice was fine, the actual skirt was fine, but it took FOUR attempts to gather the skirt and attach it to the bodice! If I was new at sewing, the lack of direction in the instructions for this part would put me right off. Or maybe I’m just completely dopey (the latter is always possible).

It turned out really cute though, so all the trouble is now fine with me! I think I’ll make it in black next. I figured out a way around the gathering by pinning the bodice to the skirt and THEN gathering.

Fully lined with white poplin :)

More pictures and things on my blog
(For some reason my individual page links don’t work!)

Material Notes

Yellow gingham, white poplin


Garment Type

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    Dec 6, 2011, 08.52 PMby laurii

    this is adorable! x

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    Dec 5, 2011, 12.57 PMby Lexicon

    Love the dress, shoes and belt – fabulous. I am inspired as I have a good stash of gingham to work through!

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      Dec 5, 2011, 02.06 PMby laikadoll

      Gingham is marvelous! :D

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    Dec 5, 2011, 12.05 PMby Binita Shrestha

    LOOOOOVE it! And the belt is awesome! You rock!

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      Dec 5, 2011, 12.11 PMby laikadoll

      Thank you!! :D

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    Dec 5, 2011, 10.39 AMby schnui

    Your dress is so lovely and will be perfect for the summer ahead. You look great in it and I do love your shoes as well. I am a bit partial to lovely shoes, especially sling backs.

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      Dec 5, 2011, 10.41 AMby laikadoll

      Me too! I’m shoe-obsessed! :)

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    Dec 5, 2011, 10.19 AMby Priscilla Folley

    Suuuuuuuuuuper cute dress (and I love your Brazilian shoes!)

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      Dec 5, 2011, 10.41 AMby laikadoll

      Too kind! <3

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