One Dress, Three Ways!

comments (2) September 25th, 2008 in gallery     

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Floral with matching belt.
Short, black, with decorative topstitching.
Close-up of decorative stitching.
Plaid chevrons with red piping.
Close-up of piping and chevrons.
Floral with matching belt.

Floral with matching belt.

Photo: Hannah Kirk

I liked this pattern so much that I decided to experiment with some new techniques when making it (and use up some of my fabric stash)!

For the floral, I just basically made it to test it out. I like it okay with the belt, but better with a big brown belt (and matching brown boots)!

For the black, I used a heavier woven polyester. No idea what it is. It's a bit like gabardine, but more slippery. Inside I used French seams. YAY!

For the plaid: the plaid was an uneven $1 plaid I bought from Walmart, so I resolved the problem of the uneven plaids by making chevrons. I thought a red piping would look cute with it and I was right! I made the piping myself using some thick yarn and some red fabric that I had lying around. The seams inside are single-bias bound.

I hope you like them. These were as much fun to make as they are to look at and wear!

Pattern or design used: McCalls 3539
posted in: gallery, trendy, chic, fabric, wearable, blue, red, dress, black, seasonal, yarn, retro, date night, beachy, couture, mod, clubwear, floral, plaid

Comments (2)

SusieQP writes: Good job! I like the floral one... I like that "prairie" look. These dresses look especially comfy! I'll have to check into that pattern.

Posted: 9:49 am on November 13th
linda9046 writes: You are my hero!
Posted: 1:33 pm on September 25th
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