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panda prairie dress

Added Nov 6, 2018

by emjstone

, Mississippi,...

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Description

This dress was very time-consuming to make, but I love the result! I followed the directions pretty closely, but I attached the sleeve heads to the yoke/bodice armholes before making one long side seam for the bodice and sleeves. I used French seams for the side seams. I also attached the waistband after inserting the zipper instead of before, so I could position it better; because I have to do short/sway back adjustment on most patterns – in this case, I attached the back of the skirt higher up on the bodice, and when I positioned the black waistband piece, I found it still needed to be positioned high in the back and low in the front (still covering the waist seam) in order to look right on me.

Material Notes

I used a Riley Blake cotton double gauze with a panda face print, a laser-cut black cotton I had left over from another project, and ready-made black eyelet ruffle trim. The gauze ended up being much more slippery to work with than I expected, and the side seams (which are cut on the bias) stretched out of shape a little bit, so I had to trim them. The fabric shrunk a good bit when I washed it, too, so I could not make the skirt quite as long as I would have liked.

Difficulty

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Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 6, 2018, 09.47 AMby Mary Athey

    The dress is lovely and I love your fabric x

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      Nov 6, 2018, 03.08 PMby emjstone

      Thank you, Mary!

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