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Topic: Ruffley patchwork dress and shrug jacket with a sort of tute  (Read 40012 times)
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« on: August 14, 2007 11:06:47 AM »

I have finally become a little bored with my part dress pattern.  So I made another patchwork one with some umph (my grandmother use to always say that)...

Some one from cafemom wanted to see pictures of my process so I have some of that too.  Its not hard, just time consuming. 

First I cut my squares 5x5 inches.  I cut up about 2 yards worth of two different colored fabrics for a 12 -18 month old dress.  It will leave me with good scraps that I can later use with my other patchwork scraps to make an even crazier patchwork dress!

Then I sew them into pairs with opposite colors touching (right sides together)

Then I when Im done with that I sew together the pairs, opposite colors touching, right sides together..

And I keep up with that until I get this! Well mine are normally square when I done, but I messed up a little so I have to wing it.

Then you fold your finished patchwork like you normally have for your regular fabric and pin on your pattern.


This is the cut out dress!

I made some ruffles, and I forgot to take pictures of that process 
Sad I suck at directions for this...but I will try.

Its just making a gathering on little strips of fabric, super easy!
I used some of my left overs to cut stripes.  I then finished the edges with my serger (you can do it on your regular machine with a zigzag stitch).  The I sewed a long stitch down the middle leaving the end strings long, I then pulled them to make the fabric scrunch. When I was done I sewed them in layers on the bodice!  Does that make sense?  Sorry I hope it does!!!

Here is my finisheddress with ruffles and a little shrug jacket!!!

Its way to hot here (in the 100's) to make her model the jacket!

« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 11:14:05 AM »

Absolutely awesome and her shoes are the bomb.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 11:15:50 AM »

Absolutely awesome and her shoes are the bomb.

Thanks!  Her shoes are from Target! $12!!

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 11:43:43 AM »

WOW! that is so GORGEOUS! Lucky girl!

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 12:15:51 PM »

Adorable... I'm diggin' the ruffles.

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007 12:44:49 PM »

wow! at first i was thinking "so much work!" but it turned out to be so cute, i think its worth it!  i love it!
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007 01:10:50 PM »

The ruffles are sa-weet and I adore the little jacket!  It goes without saying the patchy-twirly-dress rocks  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007 02:38:02 PM »

Thanks every one!

I totally meant to say that this was inspired by Vegbee's way cooler patchwork dress!!!!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189640.0

Im usually good about that!! Sorry!

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007 10:49:51 PM »

i will comment on it everywhere it goes, i love the new dress! i wish we were stil in the same town, we should have a fashion show!

« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007 04:32:44 AM »

love love love it! 
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