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I made this dress to wear on New Years Eve but I don’t have any plans this year. That’s what happens sometimes when you live in the boondocks!
Here the lovely Miss Izzy is modeling. She is a lot more photogenic than me and I only have to pin my dresses a little on her and they look gorgeous on her! When she was a baby back in the city people used to ask me if I was her nanny because she was so fair and blue eyed and I am quite dark. There are no nannies around here but still, I don’t think anyone would ever mistake me for being Gigi’s nanny since she looks just like me.
Back to the dress…..
Of course, it didn’t look anything like the picture on the pattern so I had to make a lot of changes to make it acceptable. This pattern was like a sack as is ! I took it in about 4 inches through the sides and tapered it into an a-line. It’s a super easy pattern and slips right over the head. I also added a band to the bottom, shortened the sleeves, shortened the hem, and split the collar so it would lie flat.
The fabric is this interesting metallic woven knit combination. It’s soft and cozy on the inside and I have never seen anything like it. I bought it at a going out of business sale for a fabric store and the content wasn’t listed. But it feels expensive ! I only paid two dollars a yard for it. ( Love that!)
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