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5.10.2010

The Quincy 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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What could possibly be better than a new dress?


Why, TWO new dresses, of course!


To make the Sweet Dress reversible is quite easy. One of your fabrics will show on both sides and the other will only show on one side.


Cut the fabric that will show on both sides as directed on the pattern. With the other fabric, cut the neckline down 3/4 inch for the main dress pieces. For the sleeves, cut 3/4 inch down from the top of the sleeve and from the hemline of the sleeve. Iron as directed for the first fabric. There is no need to iron the second fabric.



Sew each dress together as directed in the pattern until just before your create the casings (do not hem). Place the dresses together with the wrong sides facing and the ironed dress on the outside.




Pin the dresses together at the underarm seam and both sleeve seams on each side, matching the seams. Fold the casings over as directed, with the second fabric tucked into the casing. As you stitch each casing, it should catch your second fabric as well. Finish the casings as directed.




Once you have the casings finished, press the dresses to make sure your hemlines are exactly even. If they don't match exactly, trim them to match. Iron both hemlines under 1/4 inch. If you want lace, attach it to one of sides on the 1/4 inch turn-under. Then stitch the two layers together, with the lace in between.



(And Mom's favorite part- if one side gets dirty, flip it over and your girlie is clean again!)








Making



41 comments:

Natalie said...

Soooo cute!!

Bridget said...

You are absolutely ingenious!

I want to put you on a committee to cure a disease or figure out how to beat global warming because you are so smart you could figure out a way to do it!

Lacey said...

wow, I love those fabrics!!!

I♥thesecrazykids said...

Both fabrics are so cute! I love the 2 in 1 idea

Angela C. said...

Another very clever idea!

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kpmattingly said...

Love it! :)

Ana said...

So beautiful!
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nicoledemana said...

what a lovely pattern the fabric you used are beautifull thanks for the oppotunity here's hoping thanks again love Nicole x

KS said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

leigh7911 said...

Genius!!

mãe da Alice said...

são muitos giros esses vestidos

Sweet Audrey said...

CUTE!!!! The dress and the fabrics.

heather said...

I love this, such a cute dress and idea!

Peggy said...

Ok, I give up! I am now going to have to quit saying "This is my favorite" because each time I do you come out with something equally or more incredible than the last. (how is that for a fragmented, run-on sentence? ha ha)

Keep up the great work!!

Seegmiller Six said...

amazing .....again! :) I want your talent!

*Michelle* said...

Simply adorable!

Marcia said...

Now this dress is cool! Like reversible style. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Montrose Lewises said...

I love both sides of this sweet dress!

Kate said...

That is the best idea! Not only does the lucky girl get two new dresses but I get less laundry to do. It win win. Gorgeous dress.

noolygirl said...

this one is by far my favourite... i am gonna try it!

thebirdflock said...

This is way cute! I just found your blog and think it is wonderful!

Rob, Ann, Ava, and Brooklyn said...

You are so talented! I love looking at your blog to see what you will come up with next!

Amber said...

I can't believe you are able to make all these different varieties of dresses from one pattern. I love it. This reversible one is my favorite.

Mathew and Christie said...

My girls would love this!

Meg said...

Great idea!

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free indeed said...

What beautiful fabric selections in the examples...someone has a fantastic eye for style! Not me...

ange_moore said...

Definitely a plus that it can be flipped over to the clean side when out and about!

לירן said...

I want to..

AmandaHall said...

what a great idea!

Vickie said...

Beautiful, I've been eyeing that pattern for sometime now. It's good to see someone else's take on it.

Angela said...

Super cool! Definately going to try this!
Angela
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kyliro said...

What a great idea! Beautiful dress!
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Antonia said...

Great idea!

Mindy said...

Love this dress!

Cindy said...

So adorable!

Heidi said...

This dress is gorgeous! I am so impressed :)

Tara Milligan said...

That is so cute! I love the fabrics!

Seamingly Smitten said...

Awesome fabric choices and colors! That's one lucky little girl!
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Heidi said...

I would love to make this dress for my two little girls

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Lora said...

Love it!

Carlee Rose said...

This is so fun, I would love to win a pattern! My daughter would love this dress!