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5.05.2010

The Montague 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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Another of the fantastically adorable patterns of Leila and Ben, is the Bolero Jacket pattern. And what goes better with a cute little cropped jacket than an a-line dress?

Add a little lace and the outfit is complete!



To complete the dress with the lace underlayer, cut your dress pieces as directed. Also cut two dress pieces out of a lining fabric. Cut the lining pieces 3 inches shorter than the pattern length and the neckline down by 3/4 of an inch. Cut your lace piece approximately 5 inches by 55 inches.

Sew the sideseams on the dress and on the lining. Finish the bottom of the dress with a rolled hem edge or with a hem.

Sew the lace piece into a circle and attach to the bottom of the lining.

With wrong sides together, baste the armholes of the lining and dress together. Sew the underarm seams on the sleeves together and attach the sleeves to the dress. Finish the dress as directed in the pattern.

17 comments:

theteo5 said...

The jacket is perfect with the dress! I love it! And seriously, where do you find the time to sew? Are you making a dress a day?

Natalie said...

OK I adore this!! It doesn't hurt that your girls are some of the cutest on the planet. Thanks for the tutorial!

Angela C. said...

Very nice!

Ana said...

This outfit is adorable!!
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heather said...

Cute! I like the lace peeking out from the bottom!

Carolina Girl Designs said...

Once again I am loving your creation!! Beautiful dress

JamieS said...

That bolero jacket is darling. How hard is it to make?

Lacey said...

Wow, adorable!! I don't know what else I can say, they're just so stinkin' cute!!! And that jacket, um WOW!!!

Janna said...

LOVE this, would be so cute with some tulle! You are just too much!! A*mazing!

Jessibee08 said...

i must have this pattern!!! I LOVE this jacket. so adorable. :)

sally said...

The outfit is just lovely. I love the jacket and skirt combo.

Marcia said...

This is so unique and adorable with the jacket and lace. Please enter me for your pattern drawing.
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Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

So wonderful. Love the color, the style, everything.

EHC said...

Cute bolero jacket! Wish the pattern came in my size.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Very Cute! Glad I found this today, very inspiring.

Anna

Montrose Lewises said...

I agree with EHC!

ange_moore said...

That outfit is so cute and stylish!