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Friday, June 15, 2012

Think Red

A while back I bought some red fabric from Goodwill.  The second I saw it I knew it would be perfect for a dress, something fairly summer-y too. 
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Three days of sewing later and here is the dress.  It has puffed raglan sleeves and the bodice is fully shirred which took loads of time but was worth it.  It makes the dress very fitted while still making breathing possible.  Plus, it is so easy to pull on, no stretching like a pretzel to reach a zipper.
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And what’s better than a great fitting red dress?  A matching purse.  I gathered the fabric before sewing for an interesting effect.  The funny thing is that it wasn’t until after I finished struggling to get this purse right that I remembered that I actually have a Simplicity pattern for a similar bag.  What’s the point of having patterns if I never bother to used them?  Anyway, I sort of messed up the snap on the flap.  Simple fix was to embellish it with a fabric yo-yo made from a fabric scrap and a simple bow.  Nothing like the inspiration you get from goofing up.
Here’s the updated list:
  • Notebooks
  • Little skirt
  • Red dress
  • Red purse
  • wallets
  • Tiny wreaths
  • Stockings
  • Ornaments
  • Trees
  • Doll makeover
Four down, six more to go.  The next one will be up by either Monday or Tuesday.


  1. I love shirring!!! Like you say, it makes a fitted dress that's easy to wear and also very pretty. I have lots of patterns that I forget that I own. Great save on the bag. A terrific matching outfit.


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