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Flowers and Butterflies

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Cute, Romantic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Butterfly print cotton fabric, sunflower buttons

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What are you most proud of? I finished it! and it fits! it turned out very cute, even if it is a little juvenile for me.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This project was pretty easy, but practice your buttonholes first on scrap fabric. I used a cute sunflower button that was a little larger than indicated on the pattern's notions list, and I'm glad I did some sample buttonholes first, because I did have to make them bigger to accommodate the buttons I chose.

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I remember this pattern! loved it. Even though I'm not busty, I remember having to add a hook and eye at the front where the bodice seams to the skirt...strange what we remember, huh? Love your dress, makes me smile.

05/11/2012 Flag

Thanks Pam! I had another pattern like this, long ago, that I loved but have since lost. I'm pretty sure I found this one at a thrift store. I plan to wear this tomorrow for Mother's Day! ...better pack a hook-and-eye, just in case, right? :)

05/12/2012 Flag

Beautiful dress. I love that style, the color and I adore butterflies. Well done !

01/01/2013 Flag