September 7, 2011

Last of the Summer Dresses?

Taking a page from Carolyn's book - I've been on a dress kick.  I've also seen this particular pattern on Snug Bug's Blog a couple of different times. 

After making a couple of Vogue 1250s this weekend, I cut out Kwik Sew 3758.  I made no alterations to this pattern, other than to compare the bodice to my favorite KS tee shirt pattern.  I used some white double knit from the cupboard and a very old, but lightweight quilting cotton.  I had some sparkly lavender cotton that I used for the belt. 

There is a piece of clear elastic sewn to the seam that joins the skirt to the bodice. 

I wore the dress Monday night to go out to dinner and then to see The Help. It was cool and comfortable and I could maybe see a few 'grown up' versions for the Fall, but the problem is - the fabrics I see for the skirt for Fall versions (wool, plaids, velvet) are too heavy to gather gracefully into that full skirt.

Pictures before the end of the week of the second V1250 - Promise - I'm wearing it to work today.


  1. What a cute dress! Can't wait to see the other one...

  2. Change the skirt up so it's less gathered, but just as full at the hem. It's a cute design, and I like this version for weekend wear!

  3. Really cute ! Looking forward to seeing the other 1250 too.

  4. Wow...what a productive summer of dress seing for you! You'll be all set for next year, except for the part where you'll need smaller patterns...then you can do it all over again! :-)


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