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Little Red Dress

Hey Loves!

How are you guys?

I'm doing well.   I'm excited to share my latest make with you.

Every year in September, our church has it's annual conference.   I look forward to the fellowship with other churches, the messages, and making something red for Sunday service.

Here's my something red:

I made this dress using 3 yards of this beautiful Ankara wax print from House of Mami Wata & NewLook 6370.  The zipper and white cotton I used to line the bodice ate from Wal-Mart.  The thread is from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

I love this dress!  It took about 10 hours to make,  from cutting the pattern to finished hem.  I had a few firsts: lapped zipper and hand attached bodice.   I was also excited that it lenses itself perfectly for a little pattern matching.  The only thing I missed from this dress was pockets. I'll remember to add them next time.

Here's my review:

Pattern Description: 
Misses' dress with princess seams can be made V-neck with belt, half sleeves and optional lace overlay, or sleeveless with V-neck and scalloped hem, or scoop neck with high low hem, both with lace overlay. 
Pattern Sizing:
A (8-10-12-14-16-18)Made size 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? 
It looked like the package. I made view C workout the belt. 
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The directions were really easy to follow. The most confusing part was the lapped zipper. I looked at those directions 4 times before I attempted it. 
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that:
• there aren't a bunch of pattern pieces, 
• the directions are written well, 
• the pattern lends itself well to fabric print matching, 
• the lapped zipper was really easy to install and looks great
I dislike that:
• there weren't any pockets
• the bodice is hand stitched
Fabric Used:
African Print Fabric/ Ankara - Red 'African Valentine' DesignPolyester/Cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan to see a few more of these in solids and other prints. I recommend it to anyone. 
I love this pattern and the finished product. And for about $2.50 from Wal-Mart, this pattern is a clear winner. The simple and classic silhouette ensure this style will be around for a while. It's on trend but not trendy. 

What do you think?  Leave a comment.

Until next time,  Smooches!



ernibird said…
Very nice! Love the red and I had never seen a lapped zipper before. Looks wonderful on you.
Lori Stricklin said…
So cute and love the red!!!

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