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4.27.2010

The Prescott Dress

This post is part of a month long series called 'Pattern Makeover Month.' I took a simple pattern (The Sweet Dress by Leila and Ben) and 'made-it-over' into many different styles. For more information, go here.




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One of the fabulous parts of having a PDF pattern is that you can print the pattern as many times as you want!


For this dress, print yourself an extra dress pattern. Cut to the size you want.


Then chop it!


I did varying lengths until just a couple inches below the underarm seam. Mark your pattern pieces with numbers so that you know what order to put them back together in.


Use your cut pieces to cut out the fabric. You will want to add a seam allowance on each piece, where you cut. The hem and neckline do not need an extra seam allowance.


Sew the pieces together from the bottom to the top. Iron the finished seams and topstitch.


Now finish the dress as instructed.


How many different versions can you make? The possibilities are endless!
P.S. Yes, I do have an iron. . . I just prefer not to use it!

31 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this! cute fabric too!

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theteo5 said...

I love the fabrics on this one!

Ribbons Undone said...

Well, this is darling! I have been teaching myself how to sew clothing on my sewing machine, which I bought over a year ago on a whim. Anyway, I have had much success--made a skirt for myself last week and a ruffle skirt for my daughter. Thus far, I have learned how to hem, make ruffles, and sew a casing with elastic. Hooray!

Leila and Ben said...

Haha..I love the iron comment;)

JamieS said...

This is really cute and looks like a lot less work than all of the gathered tiers.

Jenny said...

oh this dress is really something else! lovely fabrics, they look beautiful on this model!

tong said...

Really love the look of this one! So pretty!

leigh7911 said...

I prefer to not use my iron too. :) Lovely dress.

Amanda said...

i love it! can't wait for my daughter to get a little bigger so i can make her one!

Deborah A said...

Leila and Ben patterns - too cute!!! My niece would look adorable in any of the featured outfits. I must go check out their site.

seegfam said...

I don't like to iron either ! great dress - you are inspiring me!

kelliemorgan said...

Love how simple this is! Thanks!
kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Great idea! I pefer not to iron as well :)

EHC said...

Wow, this might be my favorite one yet! I love the fabric choices.

Amy said...

Cute dress and cute interpretation of the original pattern.
Irons are overrated. I regularly iron fabric for sewing purposes, but rarely iron clothes for wearing - this explains why I couldn't wear any of the half dozen white blouses in my closet this morning.

Kelly O. said...

love this!

Patti said...

Very cute dress! Love it!

Angela C. said...

Very nice!

cmboyd_1999 said...

LOVE the fabric on this one! it looks so sweet and casual!

btw- I hate to iron too! ;)

Jenny said...

I just found your blog and love what you have done all month with altering the dresses. I just had to look back at all the dress posts. This one is very pretty.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Peggy said...

I think this is my favorite dress so far!!

Thank you for doing this giveaway!

Lacey said...

Wow, that one is adorable! I love the different fabrics!

Natalie said...

Sooo cute!! And I prefer not to use my iron too!

jellaan said...

What a cute dress!! I love it!!

heather said...

I love this! Seriously, you have given me so much dress inspiration, my sewing machine will never get a break!

Leanne said...

What a simple but fabulous dress!!

Ana said...

Love the idea and your choice of fabrics!
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Lisa said...

This is so cute!!

P.S. Jeff does all our ironing. Maybe you should introduce hubby to the iron instead :)

carmel said...

i love this dress to!
great selection of girly slothes
thanks!

ange_moore said...

I also have an iron that I choose not to use! Love the dress - another inspiration.

Montrose Lewises said...

GREAT for fabric leftovers!