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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fiesta Dress fix

Original Tunic
 My friend Dana is getting married at the end of July and I'm one of her many bridesmaids. Dana is from New Mexico like myself,  so the wedding theme is Mexican fiesta,  even though it will be taking place in Seattle.  All the bridesmaids will be wearing embroidered Mexican dresses in a rainbow of colors. I ordered mine here.  Even though it was a pueblo style blouse,  I checked the measurements and the one I ordered seemed long enough to be a dress.
 It arrived with none of the stated measurements accurate,  so it was too short to be dress.  I didn't want to deal with sending it back, so I altered it.  I knew I wouldn't be able to match the purple fabric perfectly,  so I chose a lighter shade of purple to accent the embroidered yoke and skirt.  Elastic in the back waistband gathers in the fabric and lets me still get it on by pulling it over my head.  I added a sash because I really like sashes.


  1. Wow sensational work. I love your illustrations and this dress is fantastic. I like how you think. Most people would have added a skirt but your solution is so much better and more appropriate. Nice work :) PS I just had to buy your chicken pattern (PDF) I'm looking forward to making one for my daughter :)

  2. Thanks so much and I hope you make lots of cute chickens.