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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Purple Print Dress

Several years ago I picked up this great purple twill fabric at the White Elephant Sale in Oakland. I made a skirt with it, but I didn't pay attention that the twill weave does have a specific direction, so my skirt didn't look quite right. I still liked the fabric and had a lot of it left over to make another project. I found an easy wrap dress pattern in my collection, Simplicity 8975 from 1979.

 I followed the directions except I didn't want the crazy ruffle straps, so I just didn't add them. It did leave a very strange neckline, so I had to figure out a way to make it more flattering.  I cut out individual flowers, hearts and bugs from the fabric print and arranged them around the neckline. I backed them all to remove any loose edges and sewed them on by hand. 
Neckline detail

I've already worn this dress several times and I'm always so happy that it has side seam pockets.

1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet Claire! I want to make it! I love the way you made your own scalloped neck with the cool!