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Hope’s Dress

I made this dress for my sister for Christmas.  I worked with her on what kind of fabric to use and what kind of dress she would like.  She didn’t know my final choices though!  I love it!  I want to make another one for myself.

It’s a bit big on me (mainly in the bust), but it fits her almost perfectly (I got very lucky).

The fabric is a very stretchy rayon/lycra jersey, very very similar to the one I used for my gray top.  She loved that fabric, so I found the closest I could, although it’s darker (which I like).

I used New Look 6674 as the base for this dress, but made some major changes!  Also, I hardly used the pattern instructions at all because it was so easy!

  • I eliminated the waistband and joined the skirt and top pieces before cutting
  • I also eliminated the darts since the fabric is so stretchy (all of this meant I was taking a fairly large risk in how I was cutting it out, but it worked!)
  • I used binding around all the seams instead of facing the neck
  • I did my own ties as an extension of the binding.  Love them!
  • I used a twin needle to hem the skirt and sleeves
  • I extended the sleeves to make them 3/4 length, and had to cut a bit out of the underarm area as it was loose (it’s still a little loose because of the size of the armhole- this is my only concern- again it might fit her better than me)

Pictures (I will take more of her in the dress soon!)

Hopes Dress 1

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Hopes Dress 2

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Me trying it on

Hope Wrap 1

My pretty shoes- just because I love them!  Payless Baby!

shoes 1

Hope in the dress!  It fits her so well!

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Original Pattern Picture

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2009 1:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    May 1, 2009 12:34 am

    wow, i love the dress very i wish i can do that..:D

  3. Anonymous permalink
    May 26, 2012 8:53 pm

    love this dress! I printed your pattern and am going fabric shopping tomorrow!!!

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