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Ruffle Neck Gathered Waist Dress

Added Jul 26, 2017

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made up this lovely little dress using McCall’s 7537 pattern in a silk/cotton voile. It was not the easiest pattern to sew, especially the neckline of the dress. I also should have made a muslin (my bad) because the torso is a little short on me. It is also a difficult dress to get on as the zip is under the arm on the side extending through the midriff into the skirt, thus pulling it on over my head and squeezing through the armholes is NOT easy!
Overall, I love the look of this dress, but if I were to sew it again, I would definitely need to make some adjustments to it.
More details of my process on my blog “Ode to Sew” https://odetosew.com/2017/07/12/ruffle-me-pretty/

Material Notes

silk/cotton voile,
silk habotai lining




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Cotton, Silk

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  • 03003e1f_2_large

    Aug 7, 2017, 04.10 PMby sewing fanatic

    this is a beauty! =D

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Aug 11, 2017, 03.08 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

  • El_large

    Jul 31, 2017, 05.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful dress!! – and I like your blog too :)

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jul 31, 2017, 05.41 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you, I appreciate it! I wish I could spend more time blogging, and sewing too! I find it very enjoyable and fulfilling!

    • El_large

      Aug 1, 2017, 08.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I agree ;-))

  • 11865051_10153538248612387_1057386715620973186_o_large

    Jul 31, 2017, 07.10 AMby Beccki

    Very nice dress, love the ruffles.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jul 31, 2017, 05.40 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

  • Thmnw20hh8_large

    Jul 29, 2017, 11.31 AMby Frenchy-C

    Fabulous! Great fabric too. Happy sewing xxx

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jul 31, 2017, 05.40 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

  • Burda_large

    Jul 26, 2017, 05.14 PMby izbott

    Is is very chic. I can imagine the time it took to sew the collar. It sure is lovely.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jul 26, 2017, 06.26 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!!

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