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4.21.2010

The Camden Dress

This post is part of a month long series called 'Pattern Makeover Month.' I took a simple a-line, peasant dress and 'made-it-over' into many different styles. For more information, go here.


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A simple little dress like this is so fun to embellish!
Especially during prom time, the fabric stores have really fancy, unique trims. To add a trim to the bottom, you will need about a yard and a quarter of the trim for a 5T.

Make the dress according to the directions, without creating the casing for the sleeves. Instead, finish the sleeves with a rolled hem or the rolled hem edge on a serger.

Add the trim to the bottom and you are finished.

22 comments:

tong said...

I love trims myself! They are so fun and can take any project to a whole new level of girliness and prettiness!

Sarah said...

Oh cute! I need to start stocking up on trims!

Jenny said...

cute dress. i like the trims!

Angela C. said...

I love the trim you used on the bottom!

Jessica said...

What a cute and easy way to alter the dress.

EHC said...

Ooooh, I just figured out how to make a rolled edge hem on my serger this past weekend! I love the finish it gives, especially with a contrasting thread color.

say i am you said...

That trim is the perfect touch!

leigh7911 said...

Aw! Adding trim to things never occurs to me. I like. :)

m•e•l•i•s•s•a said...

Love the black and white!

heather said...

I am such a fan of black and white, cute dress!

Lacey said...

Adorable, I love the black and white!

Ariane said...

I love this dress. It is so cute. The trim really adds a lot to the dress. Love it!!

Natalie said...

The trim really sparks the dress up and makes it a different look. Fun!

Kelly O. said...

my favourite yet!

The Wynn Family said...

Super cute.. I want that dress!

Amy said...

So sweet! I like this one a lot!

Jess said...

I love how such small detail on the sleeve and hem can really tie it all in together.

Steve and Katrina said...

I love that yellow trim!! So cute.

ange_moore said...

You can't beat a stunningly simple black and white dress!

Peggy said...

Thank you on the tips on trim. I really need to stock up on trim for aprons, pillows, and curtains! Joann's here I come!

Ana said...

Cute! Where do you find all these adorable models? :)

Montrose Lewises said...

this is a sweet sweet look!