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Rita dress

Added Jul 3, 2012

by Timmithea Leeds

San Diego, Calif...






This dress is awesome. I love the ruching in the front , bottom, and shoulder areas. If you have an hour grass figure this is an excellent design for your figure. I had a blast wearing to an event this last weekend. I got the pattern from a book called Famous Frocks Patterns for Recreating Fabulous Iconic Dresses. There are 10 fabulous dresses to pick from, and many variations to modernize the look too. The authors of the book are Sara Alm and Hannah McDevitt. I am going to make every dress from this book this summer!

Material Notes

I used a matte jersey, some 1/4 inch red elastic, and a twin needle.




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    Dec 29, 2012, 03.04 AMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    I have this book too and love this dress! I haven’t tried any of the patterns and would like to.

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    Jul 8, 2012, 02.55 PMby chula123

    What an awesome dress and you look stunning in it ! I must go on Amazon asap and look for this book, thanks for sharing :-))

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    Jul 4, 2012, 01.05 AMby TabithaFoxx

    i just got that book to! im so excited to get started on it. you did a wonderful job :)

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      Jul 5, 2012, 04.24 PMby Timmithea Leeds

      Thank you! Good luck to you and let me know what you think of the patterns!

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    Jul 4, 2012, 12.20 AMby caterina1980

    This looks great! My sister got me that book last Christmas and I’m yet to try any of the patterns, its on my to do list!

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      Jul 5, 2012, 04.25 PMby Timmithea Leeds

      Thank you! Good luck to you. I will look forward to seeing your version as well.

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    Jul 3, 2012, 07.33 PMby Mary Athey

    Looks fab on you, I’m going to look for that book x

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      Jul 5, 2012, 04.26 PMby Timmithea Leeds

      thank you for the compliment. I saw the book on Amazon. I think you will really like the patterns if vintage is your thing!

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      Jul 5, 2012, 08.04 PMby Mary Athey

      I.m bought it lol. i went on amazon and got.it .i love all styles but theres.just something about a hot mad men style dress that.i love x

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