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Red & Pink Belted Minna

Added Jan 30, 2010

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






This is my entry for the Red and Pink Challenge, a variation on the Minna dress. I had a design in mind for the challenge, but it was so similar to the Minna dress, I decided to not try to reinvent the wheel and just used the premade pattern. I got the fabric from the bargain bin ($2 a yard!) and hand embroidered the neckline. I also made the belt, using a patterned red suede for on side and a snakeskin patterned gray vinyl on the reverse, to make it more versatile within my existing wardrobe. The embroidery was designed with both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society in mind, with the hearts representing the former and the squiggles in between inspired from the latter’s logo.

Material Notes

Pink jersey, dark red suede, gray vinyl




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Other



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    Mar 9, 2010, 05.24 AMby prairieponygirl

    So Beautiful! The embroidery is gorgeous. I like what you did with the pattern.

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.30 AMby Erin E

    So cute! Great job on the hand embroidery. I’ve done that on several of the quilts I’ve made and it’s always my favorite part. Get to sit on the couch with a good movie and just stitch away!

    Btw, I featured this dress on my blog!


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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.44 PMby sew-fabulous

    I love the pics.. and the dress is gorgeous.

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    Jan 31, 2010, 10.27 AMby sarsaparilla

    Looks great! It’s nice to see another Minna creation :)

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    Jan 31, 2010, 10.04 AMby peaudane

    Such a pretty dress!

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    Jan 31, 2010, 08.15 AMby icecjan


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    Jan 31, 2010, 06.04 AMby reneebies

    Good job incorporating the stitching for the contest. Really creative.

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    Jan 31, 2010, 05.19 AMby sewgurlwmu

    I really like the fabric choice! The hand embroidery looks fabulous as well. Nice Job!

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    Jan 31, 2010, 12.10 AMby calicocouture

    This is really pretty! The color looks nice on you too. I love you hair. =)

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    Jan 30, 2010, 11.34 PMby ghainskom

    Love your rendition of this pattern. Good luck!

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    Jan 30, 2010, 11.32 PMby nenasew

    Gorgeous. Love the look. I love it when $2.00 fabric looks so great after a little work.

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