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The Feel-Better Dress

Added Dec 15, 2011

by DummyDressmaker

Ashland, Oregon,...






(sorry for the lousy pictures)

This is a dress that I made for Christmas last year. I chose it as my Christmas dress because the bust makes me think of a giant bow. The pattern is Simplicity New Look 6699, with self-drafted skirt.

The skirt isn’t a full circle skirt, but it’s as close as I could get with the fabric I had left. (I didn’t buy enough! D= )

I call this the feel-better dress because it’s what I pull out to wear when a sewing project goes wrong, or I’m feeling low-self-esteem. I rock this dress, and I made it. Booyah.

Material Notes

Quilting cottn, and i need to line it, because as it is, it tends to cling to any tights I wear underneath it. The pattern on the fabric has little shooting stars, so I wear this dress on the Fourth of July, too. Then I don’t freeze to death, like I did last Christmas.

The color is more accurate in the first picture, but you can see the pattern better in the second.




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    Dec 18, 2011, 03.51 PMby tirrs


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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.24 AMby Nickiejc

    Booyah says it all!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 06.12 AMby olac

    Stunning, well done! I got to make me a pick-me-up dress… :-)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 01.39 AMby brandym

    Beautiful dress! I love the idea of a feel-better dress for when sewing projects take a turn for the worse:)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.58 PMby schnui

    A red dress is always the perfect ‘pick me up’ and yours is lovely!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.42 PMby knswed

    Awesome dress!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 09.16 PMby mollykatherine

    Its devine! No wonder it makes you feel great – you look perfect in it :) x

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.04 PMby mememe-1

    What a beautiful and elegant dress – it looks so great on you!

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