Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nov goal 2 complete: the blue flowered dress

This came together very quickly last night. All I did today was put in a zipper and sew down the neck facing.

I wanted to take the pictures next to these stone lions in City Park, but some jerks were having weddings photos taken there. Idea thieves! Instead, we went to the canal on Bayou St. John, where the water always looks clear and blue.
I took the bodice from a vintage Butterick pattern. This will be the third dress that used that bodice. I made the neckline into a scoop neck and re-drafted a facing to match. I also made the short sleeves into elbow sleeves in honor of fall.
Somehow the pieces magically matched themselves, since I never take the time to do things like that.
The skirt is just a big rectangle that I gathered using the Ruffler. You must always capitalize The Ruffler because it is the most intimidating attachment. However, it is magical. I gave it a little kiss because it saves so MUCH TIME!
I love this fabric, and the simple lines of the dress make it just right.

Now, I just bought some fleece and I'm going to make T-Rex a coat that better fits the frame of a wienie dog.


  1. Beautiful! the fabric is so pretty with all the shades of blue. It looks so nice there, rainy and cold here, send us some of that LA sunshine.

  2. Very pretty! I need to use my THE RUFFLER!

  3. Really lovely! I Have a couple Rufflers, never really got the hang of using any of them!

  4. Beautiful fabric and dress!

  5. What a lovely dress! I like the three-quarter sleeves and the fabric is so pretty!

  6. Could I ask what the Butterick pattern number is?

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