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Topic: Patchwork Print Elastic Sundress  (Read 1317 times)
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« on: February 20, 2011 12:52:38 PM »

This is why I took up sewing Im about 6 foot tall and finding sundresses that preserve my modesty and look cute is difficult. This one does both Cheesy

The fabric is gorgeous (cue the close-up photo) and a lovely print.

I made it in a similar way to the elastic waist skirts, using nothing more than two rectangles and two strips of elastic. It stays up as a strapless dress, but I think it looks better with the straps. The chest area is lined, to provide the casing for the elastic. I came up with the way to make it myself, as far as I'm aware, although I'm sure I'm not the first person to think "Oh god, how do I get away without a zip?!" Detail shot below.

Im super pleased with it and plan to make it in a variety of prints blue and white polka dot next, I think.

Thanks to my 12 year old brother for the photos Smiley
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011 03:28:53 PM »

Yay for self-made clothes! I'm not tall, but being able to sew my own clothes has many advantages Smiley

The dress is really cute! Isn't it amazing what casing and elastic can do?

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011 05:13:55 PM »

soo pretty! and it seems simple enough that i may be able to pull it off lol
definitely time to start summer wear

« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011 04:37:51 AM »

thats so lovely Smiley and such a great idea me and zips are still not quite on speaking terms
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