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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Floral Laurel

I'm back! I have been working my butt off at the house, but I needed a break. I've been wearing my laurel top about twice a week, so I decided to give the dress a go. I did not make any alterations as the top fit perfectly, but I will admit that next time I make it it will be a bit longer. This one is definitely a non-work dress.

I used another bargain piece from Joann's that has been in my stash. I love the big floral print. This is a polyester that has a nubby outside and a super silky inside. It frayed like a beast.


I skipped the zipper again, but decided to cut it as described in case I needed to make any adjustments to the back. It was unnecessary, but next time I may grade down in the hips. The 14 on my is practically an A-line! Totally cute though.



I finished the neck with the bias binding hidden, but decided to keep it on the arm holes as an accent. I just like how it looked when I held it up, although from far away it gets lost.


My insides look almost identical to the outside except the fabric is shiny and the colors are a bit muted. Because the fabric frayed so much just while cutting it, I decided to do French seams everywhere, That seemed to solve the problem well and looks very nice. I definitely see a couple more of these in my future, 



14 comments:

  1. Lovely dress. Very fresh looking.

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  2. I think it looks great. With the length that it is, you can also pair it with tights.

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    1. It's already too hot for tights here, but good idea!

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  3. I agree, it would look nice with tights, too. And I love the trim at the armholes - very nice!

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  4. Stacie, I love your Laurel dress. The fabric is beautiful and looks great on you.. Happy sewing.
    How is your house coming along? are you getting it all fixed up?

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    1. The house is coming along nicely. It is just so much slower than I would like!

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  5. So pretty, what a gorgeous pattern. And it looks great on you :)

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  6. Oh very cute! :D I love your fabric choice. Thanks for the heads up on the length though, I was wondering about the length. It looks like it'd be perfect for sweltering Texas summer!

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  7. I've been thinking about buying this pattern and found you on the Collette flicker group. I like how your dress turned out, and also that you didn't need to line it. Do you think this is a good pattern for a less experienced sewer?

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    1. I think this pattern would be great. My first "on my own" pattern was Colette's Crepe, and it was such a confidence builder! This one is very easy and should go together quickly. If you run in to any problems (or to show it off!) just e-mail me at stacie at staciethinksshecan.com

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