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Quirky Princess Dress

Added Sep 11, 2011

by memoryseed

Seattle, Washing...






My 1st from the scratch dress, using the Simplicity 8887 (printed in 1970) pattern. I made mine sleeveless and changed the neckline pattern after i made my muslin dress.

Instead of using one fabric for the whole dress, i made mine out of 2 diff ones – patterned middle panel and plain sides.

Worn it out yesterday, and it’s so comfortable! I like the length of the dress, knee length, but i was self concious a bit wearing it without tights (but i know that it didnt make sense for me to wear tights in this hot summer going to the farmers market with my hubby and baby… But fall, my favourite season is just around the corner, phew!

Material Notes

Middle panel is Michael Miller Eva Coffee 100% cotton from my stash bought last year. Side panels are from my hubby’s very old dark brown poly pants. I was kinda worried re if combining the 2 diff types of fabric might make the drape of the overall dress be wonky, but it didn’t.

:) I’m very proud of the dress. Or rather, I’m very proud that I complete this project (more important), and enjoy the end product too…




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    Sep 13, 2011, 12.28 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    This looks so good – you must be so proud of yourself! Love how you made use of the hub’s trousers and how the fabrics go great together. Way to go :) How about a photo of you in your dress one of these days? ;)

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      Sep 14, 2011, 06.42 AMby memoryseed

      Thanks!! Yes, I’m very tickled, hehehe :) Seeing through a project is a huge achievement for me that each time that happens I feel like celebrating! Photo of me in my dress – maybe when we learn how to take a flattering one! ;)

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    Sep 11, 2011, 09.03 PMby MientjiB

    The colour combination really works – a lovely dress. Well done!

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      Sep 12, 2011, 03.32 AMby memoryseed

      Thank you! :)

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