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Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Dresses

I wanted some long summer dresses, and made 2 this month.

First is this pink print dress:

 
  I used McCall's 6923 and I made a size 14. 







Instead of adding sleeves, I just extended the shoulders.  There's a long zipper in back, but it really isn't needed as I can pull the dress over my head without it. 



















 










Close up showing the fabric.   I got it at Joann's on sale for $2.50 yd. & used 3 yards.










        



















The second one is a "duro olowu" style dress, similar to this. 
I made one like this a few years ago and still like to wear it, but wanted a longer one.
I used this OOP McCall's pattern.

























I made the dress 6 inches longer, added a band between the bodice and skirt part; added a band to the bottom of the hem, and a tie belt.    I made a size 12 (instead of my usual 14) since it's very loose fitting.







I used 2 coordinating cottons that I had in my stash.




6 comments:

  1. Two dresses in ine month well done both look lovely

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  2. Love both of your new dresses.. Love how you mixed the fabrics..so pretty.

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  3. What cute summer dresses-you are smokin' on the sewing!

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  4. A great idea to extend the shoulders on the first dress. It does give it a nice shape. I hope these dresses keep you cool for summer.

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  5. Both dresses look perfect for summertime! Nice and cool. Off topic, but I absolutely adore the quilt in the preceding post. It is beautiful.

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  6. These are some cute dresses. I love the green accent.

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