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Butterick 6947, circa 1980.
Approximately 10 cents.
70’s stripe jersey : approximately 1$.
Making a dress you love.
A few posts ago I wrote about going to an estate sale and buying a whole large box of patterns and armloads of fabric for around twenty dollars. What a day!
I’m sort of a nut for stripes and have been wanting one of the dolman sleeved t-shirt dresses that I have been seeing in the shops lately. They seemed so simple to make that I just hadn’t been able to bring myself to buy one even though they are ridiculously cheap at the bargain shops.
This dress was made in a couple of hours last night after I got back from the beach. The original pattern had pockets but I removed them because I ran out of the striped fabric and used an old t-shirt instead, and the pockets looked strangely bulky. I also chopped down the fabric nine inches to defrumpify the design. Yes, that is an invented word!
Since I can’t seem to get through a project without at least one glaring mistake I will share today’s:
I didn’t match the stripes at the side seams correctly. Grrrr….
Today is my two year olds birthday and I wore this outfit to lunch with her and her sisters.
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