Summer Dress

In April 2011 I attempted to make a very simple dress for my daughter, it literally was two pieces of fabric sewn together with a channel along the top to add ribbon or fabric to form straps it was ok and she did wear it a couple of times but I have to admit I much prefer making bags and home decor items.

Well recently she asked if I would make her another dress so off we went to buy a new pattern and some fabric, in theory it looked a simple pattern but the reality was very different, at least for me. I couldn’t understand how to put the three strips of elastic in the back despite reading the pattern several times so I had to do my own thing and improvise. It has turned out ok but I think I may try it again and make the back the same as the front with pleats I think it will make the dress sit better at the back.

Here it is


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