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I overcame some major obstacles this week: spring break (no preschool = no childcare), a raging case of pink eye, and a "very easy" pattern that turned out to be very pain in the ass.

Fabric: 4 yards pink gingham (Lisette) from Joann, $26; white muslin from stash for bodice lining
Pattern: Vogue V8725, $13
Year: 2011
Notions: thread, invisible zip, $4
Time to complete: 8 hours?
First worn: for the quickie photo
Wear again? With a bra. After I try to fix the fit some more.
Total Cost: $43

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Comment by Rachel on April 24, 2011 at 4:29pm

I liked this dress too (the Sookie one)... my own Sookie inspired halter gave me gruff because you had to put it all together before trying it on... then refitting it... whew- what a pain!

But yours looks pretty :)

Comment by Judy Roberson on April 24, 2011 at 4:49pm
Nice dress.. sorry it gave you fits..Usually happens when your sick..Hope your feeling better
Comment by Jen on April 24, 2011 at 5:07pm
worth all of the agravation - Dress looks great (yay pockets!)
Comment by Cathe on April 24, 2011 at 5:31pm
You look so fresh, and cute. Sorry it was a pita! Sometimes it's just that way but the end result is awesome!
Comment by Meagylove on April 24, 2011 at 5:45pm
 I agree with Cathe, you look so fresh.  A beutiful dress for a spring/summer picnic. (not sure how I got into italics LOL)
Comment by Casey Sew on April 24, 2011 at 9:46pm
So beautiful! I love everything about it. So worth the frustration!
Comment by Lee Fulton on April 25, 2011 at 7:26am
Thank you! I do kind of look like a picnic blanket, don't I? In a good way, I think. Casey, I didn't line the skirt as the pattern called for because I didn't have the fabric or the patience, and your Lady Di photo haunted me! I'll just wear a slip, I decided. Notice how I'm not showing you the back of the dress? It hangs down a lot lower, even with the fairly large darts I added to the back bodice to bring it in. And even though I hemmed it higher. Oh well.
Comment by Meg the Grand on April 25, 2011 at 12:24pm
I love pink gingham!  And I love True Blood...fabulous work in putting them together! 
Comment by Farah Heron on April 25, 2011 at 12:31pm



Comment by oonaballoona on April 26, 2011 at 11:05am
your description cracked me up! congrats on overcoming the obstacles!! lovely, and pockets are a major triumph in my book.


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