The Simple Red Dress

12:52 PM

I did it... I helped someone sew. Gee. I didn't think I could do it... especially since that person was my sister!
This dress was a nice and easy 5 pieces. Very managable especially since there were really only 3 pattern pieces. My sister did the main parts of the construction... I did the more detailed and harder parts like the hems, darts, and sleeves.


We added in an elastic band in the middle. Here the top is too poofy but you get the point.

 It's still a bit long but it does work. The dogs approved of it. We want to hem it a bit shorter so it can be used in the fall with leggings or tights and boots.

There was a bit of a bulge in the back since I didn't stretch the elastic enough in the beginning.

All in all, it's a pretty darn good dress! And better yet, it will fit both of us!

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  1. I had my first time helping someone sew a few months ago. It was fun... Tell your sister the dress looks great and I have to say you were a good teacher :)

    I wanted to let you know that I have given you the Liebster Award. Head over and see what it is all about.
    http://www.heatherlyloves.com/2012/07/liebster-blog-award.html
    xoxo
    Heather

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  2. Great job helping! Looks way better than the first thing I tried to sew!

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  3. I bet your sister loved sewing her new red dress with you! What a cute dress and I like the elastic in the waist to give it some shape. Awesome job!!
    Jenny
    www.seaminglysmitten.blogpspot.com

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  4. What a cute dress and I love that it was a "sisters" project. Thanks for sharing, Margaret! You and your sister rock! I hope to see you at the party this week.

    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    http://www.to-sew-with-love.com
    http://tocookwithlove.com
    http://villaportillo.blogspot.com

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