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The “Inner Child Jumps for Joy” Dress

Added Apr 18, 2012

by nettie

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My inner child jumps for JOYYYYYYY!
I’m on the front page at The SEW WEEKLY!!!!!!!!!

This project was inspired by a childhood photo, visit my blog for the rocking 80s inspiration!

The Facts
Fabric | Stretch Rayon Blend Jersey Knit
Pattern | BurdaStyle Lydia variation (my TNT tee pattern and the best sewing related $1.00 I’ve ever spent), I basically winged it, using Lydia for the armholes and neckline mostly. And this tutorial for the shaping of the bottom front.
Year | Current, but inspired by my rocking 1980s childhood pic, lol
Notions | Thread, I didn’t interface or reinforce anything.
Time to complete | A few hours, including the time spent writing out my steps for about 30 mins before I got started.
First worn | On an outing with my hubby and to pick up the kids from school.
Wear again? | Yes! I love it!! It’s dead comfy. I have plans to make a few more.
Total price | $18 for 3 yards of this fabric. It’s thin, so the bottom fronts, back and faux wrap portion are all cut double. I will write out some construction deets soon.

Material Notes

Stretch Rayon Blend Jersey Knit




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Blends, Rayon

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    Apr 19, 2012, 06.48 PMby wildflower31

    I saw you on there, congrats. It is a nice dress.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 11.49 PMby nettie

      Thank you!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 07.37 AMby sew4my3

    How awesome that you are featured on the front page of Sew Weekly! This dress looks like an absolute dream to wear and looks beautiful. Also, great job on contacting your inner child! lol

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      Apr 19, 2012, 11.49 PMby nettie

      Thanks!! It was a fun project! And being on the front page wasn’t be either ;o)

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    Apr 19, 2012, 02.05 AMby pink-cornelia

    cute dress, looks perfect for hot days. congratulations on being on the front page of the sew weekly.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 11.50 PMby nettie

      Thank you!! I have high hopes of making more like this one soon!

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