Monday, June 21, 2010

Plaid Dress with Pictures

This is my pattern, Simplicity 4531, from my estate sale loot (25 cents!). I made view 2, the black and white, but without the detachable collar and cuffs.

Here is the dress, made of a madras my mom gave me.

It has pockets, which is nice.


Close-up of the collar and the buttons. The buttons were given to me by my aunt. I added a snap on the waist below the second button, since it was trying to pull open.

The shoes came from the same estate sale- only 1 buck!!

I did an okay job of matching the plaid on the skirt, but where it meets the bodice is all wonky. I might make a red belt to wear with it, which would help disguise that.

It was quick and easy, and made a nice dress, that is also colorful and comfortable. It took a few hours to make, and I did the buttonholes and buttons on the second day. I hemmed it on the machine.

Ha, i guess this whole outfit was $1.25, since the fabric and buttons were a gift. That's cool!

Now I am making a navy blue dress out of rayon. I'll finish it tomorrow or Wednesday.... stay tuned!

14 comments:

  1. looks great i love the material.

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  2. I love it, Molly! Very summer-y!

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  3. Lovely dress! And the shoes match perfectly! What a find!

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  4. Love the new dress! Very summery

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  5. Great job-good dress for work too!

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  6. Love it. Very sweet.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  7. i tagged you in the super 8-question blog thing! i hope you enjoy filling it out but if you don't, no biggie!

    except i dont know if this is like a chain letter that has been passed on for decades... if you dont you might get some sort of bad luck curse. i believe thats how they work...

    xoxo
    christine

    http://crissybaker.blogspot.com/2010/06/tagged-by-clare_22.html

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  8. Only a dollar for cute red shoes - what a score! And your dress is so summery and pretty, nice job!

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  9. This is adorable and I think you did a great job matching the plaid. Well Done!

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  10. I have tagged you in a game of eight questions. I hope that you will play along. Please come to my blog to read the answers to the questions that were asked of me so that you can learn more about me and to get your questions. I look forward to reading your answers and learning more about you. I have tagged you because I have been enjoying your blog very much.

    Trudy
    http://sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/06/do-not-read-this-post-trust-me-you-wont.html

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  11. You look really great in that dress! Great work :)))

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  12. I love this dress and the shoes are perfect! I like your idea for a red belt, it would really be cute. Good use of the red buttons too!

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Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!