Friday, August 07, 2009

a green dress for a green-loving sister


Sometimes the best patterns are the simplest. This one, from 1968, was a gem. I used a grass green linen. Isn't it sweet? The trick was to make the size 14 pattern fit my size 0 sister. I think I got the proportions just right so that it doesn't look like a garbage bag. I might have to make one for myself. Any other takers?

26 comments:

  1. That could not be cuter! I am a huge fan of green myself. Beautiful job!!

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  2. That green linen is absolutely scrumptious.

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  3. Adorable, who is the 1968 pattern by?

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  4. I love it and it looks super easy! Where did you get the pattern?

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  5. yes. i need a size 4ish. though, it will only fit for a couple of weeks, and then i'll cry, so maybe it's best to make a size 24 for after i have this kid.

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  6. is this an announcement that you'll be making lovely little pieces for sale?! it would be a dream come true (for me) if you would!
    it looks perfect for leslie - what a sister you are!

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  7. That really is a darling dress. And I'm sure all of your sister-in-laws would love one:)

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  8. I love this dress! I am a visitor from Cardigan Empire and love your tip on hemming jeans. From the looks of your blog you are quite a seamstress so I have a question for you: I have a black dress very similar to the one you created here that I need to wear as a bridesmaid in a few weeks. I, being very tall, actually need to add some length to the bottom of the dress to make it more appropriate for me to wear. Do you have any suggestions or tips for this sort of project?

    Thanks!
    Emily

    emilyjacobs81 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  9. Super cute!

    did you happen to buy this pattern from my sister-in-law's etsy shop?

    www.lilarose.etsy.com? :)

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  10. Is it remotely possible that it looks as good in a size 10 as it does in a size 0? I'm doubtful... :) It's SO cute though! I'll bet Leslie is really glad she gave you that dress form!

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  11. I LOVE it. I would love to know where you got the pattern. I need to convince my sister to learn how to sew...

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  12. Okay, the suspense is killin' How do you know Musings Of A Mother? That gorgeous mum was my great friend freshman year at the Y!

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  13. That turned out so cute!

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  14. Steph, this is so cute and will look great on Les. Think you need to make one for yourself. On the other hand now that I have lost so much weight I would even like one. That color green is my favorite so know Les will love it.Love and Hugs
    Grammy

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  15. eeek! i wish you could hear me squealing with delight!! you picked the perfect shade of green! it's so cute, steph, can't wait to wear it!

    candace, i bought the pattern for stephanie from that very shop, probably after you blogged about it! :)
    gosh, what shoes am i gonna wear.

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  16. Um, yes, except in sky blue, and how much would you charge? If you are interested, so am I. I am dying for well-fitted dresses. E-mail me!

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  17. That is one cute dress! You have very lucky sister!

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  18. Wish I was your sister! It is so cute.

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  19. Holy cow, yes please!! What a great design! I would for sure be interested if you decide to make these for sale.

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  20. You KNOW I'll take one. What's the charge?

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  21. That is such a lovely dress and a beautiful shade of green. I wish I lived in AZ and could hire you to teach me how to sew. But I think even with lessons I probably wouldn't be able to do such amazing work.

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  22. Count me in as interested as well!

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  23. yes, i'll take on in every color! and size :). . .since i'm having a baby in february, and its my first. i'm not really sure what to expect!

    love your blog and am going to make your onesie dress tutorial soon!

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  24. yes, i'll take on in every color! and size :). . .since i'm having a baby in february, and its my first. i'm not really sure what to expect!

    love your blog and am going to make your onesie dress tutorial soon!

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  25. This dress is amazing! Would you be willing to share the pattern information with us?

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