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4.30.2010

The Staten Island 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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Change it up to a sassy little sundress!

Cut the main dress pieces as directed, adding one inch above the pattern on the neckline. Stitch the sideseams and hem the dress.

Make a rolled hem edge on the armholes. Iron the neckline over 1/2 inch and then another 1 inch. Stitch along the bottom of the fold, creating a 1 inch casing on the front and back.

For the sash I used a solid fabric. I cut the sash 60 inches long by 3 inches wide. The tails are cut at an angle. The edges are finished with a rolled hem edge on my serger.

Thread the sash through the casing.


Quite the model, isn't she?






(Pictures by Brooke Reeves Photography)

17 comments:

Holl L. said...

This pattern is one of my favorites, I love the ruffle down the front. hollybear4@gmail.com

Lacey said...

Just adorable!!!

Reghuff said...

I LOVE the dresses! Would LOVE to win the pattern!

Natalie said...

She is quite the model - your girls are dolls. This is so cute with the big bow!

theteo5 said...

Adorable! It looks so easy to make, but looks like a million bucks!

Carolina Girl Designs said...

These are the cutest dresses!! I would love the pattern so I could try my hand at some of them!!

Carolina Girl Designs said...

OOPS forgot my email valerie67@embarqmail.com


Thanks!! Super Cute Dresses keep um coming!

JamieS said...

I love this!

Jessica said...

Cute sundress. You're giving me tons of inspiration :)

Angela C. said...

I've never thought to do a rolled hem for the armholes! So smart!

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Ana said...

Look at those girls, how adorable!
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Jackman Clan said...

These can't get any cuter!

caraleewaddell said...

love the ruffles!

EHC said...

Life has been so much easier since I learned to do a rolled hem on my serger. I like the look of the rolled hem on this dress!

ange_moore said...

Hmm, a sundress with attitude! Love the picture of all your frocks together - very cute!

Rebecca said...

That sash is such a great touch - thanks for the inspiration!

Montrose Lewises said...

love all the sassy cutie group of girls!