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« on: July 09, 2013 03:12:28 PM »

This started out as a test piece but then I got into it and voila:


Instant blurred face! No, kidding. A shirred sundress. Smiley


The skirt is flared and sewn onto the shirred bodice.


I didn't have enough red thread and since this was just going to be a "I wonder what would happen if..." piece I tossed some black thread and black thread elastic on the machine and away I went. Twenty rows later I added a piece of thin, knit elastic to the top and one on the seam allowance under the bust so it keep it's shape. This was no longer going to be just a test piece if I could help it.


So, I added a ruffle at the bottom and fancy patch pockets. Well, not that fancy. I was petering out a bit (this wasn't going to be a lengthy project, remember.) The $3 sheet I chopped up for the endeavor was the perfect length for the ruffle: cut top to bottom for front ruffle and top to bottom for back ruffle. Sweet!


And it pairs nicely with my black cardi for other seasons. Yay!

Thanks for reading about my little sewing adventure!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013 05:37:02 PM »

Aren't those just the best projects? Experiments that rock! You rock this one, darling. Good for you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013 06:15:28 PM »

This looks amazing! I love the pockets  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013 07:02:52 PM »

Oh, wow, thanks so much you two!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013 07:32:41 PM »

Cute!  Makes me want to whip something out.  And seconds on the pocket props.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013 08:34:38 PM »

Looks fantastic! Loving the red and black combo. Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013 02:13:05 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013 03:21:49 PM »

very cute, I love that it was so quick!
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013 09:11:07 PM »

I love this, it's really cute. I would definitely wear it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2013 04:04:03 PM »

Looks awesome. I love the pockets and you can never go wrong with red.
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