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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Charisma Dress

I ordered this fabric a couple of months ago. It was supposed to turn into a bag, and there is still a possibility that some of it will, but for now we have a dress.

 The print is from the Charisma line by Gail Kessler for Andover fabrics.  I love the print, and think that it will look lovely on my niece.  For some reason though, this fabric has given me fits.  I have made errors when cutting out every project that I've started with this fabric.

I unintentionally added an extra three inches to the neckline of this dress.  To make up for my mistake, I added a pleat, which would have looked nicer if the print was smaller.

To make the pleat look like it truly belonged there, I covered the top portion of it up with a faux placket.

 I have to say, that I love the way it turned out.  It was quite a happy accident.  I also love the mini pom pom trim that I used to line the dress and bloomers.

You may recognize the pattern from this past project.  Remember that bright sunny dress.  I miss bright sunny days, and warm weather. The pattern is simplicity, but has been discontinued. 

Thanks for all of your interest in my fleece slippers.  I'll try to write up a tutorial within the week.

I'll be linking here.  


Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

those pom poms on the bottom and around the buttons on top simply make the dress! Love it!!!

Unknown said...

SO cute. And the pleat thing is genius and looks completely intentional. The dress and bloomers are just adorable!

Kelli said...

I love both of those outfits. I especially love the poms poms!

Sewing on Sally the Singer said...

I love that fabric!! Can't wait for a tutorial so that I can --attempt-- to make this for my nieces!

Unknown said...

I love super cute. The trim really adds alot.

Terra said...

I really like the pleat, especially with the faux placket. Where do you get your fabric?

The Marshall's said...

Wow! SOOOO Cute! Makes me want a girl someday!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this is too cute!

AllieMakes! said...

Oh My Word! Those fabrics are absolutely lovely!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!