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The Purple Plaid Bubble Dress

Added Dec 1, 2008

by elleb

Los Angeles, Cal...






I just finished this dress sans the neckband and pockets.

I completed the neckline with a 1’’ french seam and then topstitched all around.

I left of the pockets because they were just too large and I’d never use them practically. I thought it might make me look too matronly (or milk-maidish…)

I suck at sewing zippers and my top stitching usually takes two takes (one to figure out what I do wrong and another to get it right).

I learned out to do elastic casing.

I still have a problem fitting for my waist which is disproportionately smaller that the rest of my body (even buying patterns for teens doesn’t rectify the issue), so the fit is loose but still chic with heel and right accessories.

I’ll probably wear this style with chunky bracelets, long necklace and a 60s inspired rooster bump and side ponytail. Will post pics when I finally rock the look.

Material Notes

Cotton Plaid




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    Dec 3, 2008, 12.29 AMby fordelis

    looks so nice! :)

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    Dec 1, 2008, 11.07 PMby erdronen

    good job! i understand what you mean about the top-stitching! i have the same issue! but, i think having a tiny waist is a good problem to have :)

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    Dec 1, 2008, 12.43 PMby bola

    cool, nice fabric too!

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    Dec 1, 2008, 10.45 AMby justmica

    It’s very nice…!!

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