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« on: September 22, 2008 07:47:02 PM »

I made this sweet and nerdy dress to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.  I love that plaid is back in such a big way - wearing a plaid dress makes me feel a bit like Angela in My So Called Life (did I just date myself?).  I really rocked plaid back in the day.

For the basic shape of the dress I used the Anda Pattern from Burdastyle (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/29).  I lowered the neckline (both front and back), and used an enclosed elastic waist, rather than a drawstring.  To give it something extra, I added ruffles to the hem and bodice.  I also cut the pattern down to fit me (it starts at a size 38, which is too large for me); it was my first time altering a paper pattern, but it was very easy.  I'm surprised at how much I love this dress - I don't love the pattern, but think it worked to make exactly what I wanted.  I've already picked out fabric for another variation on the Anda.

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 08:02:09 PM »

CUUUUUTE!!! I love the ruffle detail!!

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 08:16:38 PM »

This is wonderful! I love it. Good job altering the pattern, and of course sewing it.

« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 08:20:16 PM »

LOVE it! I'm always wondering what things I can do with cute shirting flannels. It's adorable!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008 09:15:26 PM »

super cute Smiley i love ruffles and i love plaid...seeing them together makes me so happy!

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008 09:46:00 PM »

That is rad. I've haven't been completely in love with the "Anda" but I knew there had to be some way to improve upon it's utter simplicity...I very much like what you did with it. Tino would totally approve!

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008 12:43:09 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008 02:49:16 PM »

Nice Job with the plaid. The details look great
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