The battle is over!

The battle is over!

It started off bad.  I wanted a dress like my mom and aunt.  I wanted it out of this fabric (100% Rayon, which I love) and I thought I could alter this pattern to what I wanted.  That’s when my problems started.  If you missed it, you can read about it here.



So forget about the dress!  I managed to salvage as much of the fabric as I could and I made a top instead.  

Last week, I got it almost finished, there were just a few odds and ends left, like the neckline and front opening facing.


Ohh! pretty buttons!  Which one should I choose!


Of course, the orange one!




I fused some interfacing on the hem, front and back, to add some body, and “rolled” the back hem up 1/4 ” twice.


In the front I rolled up the hem 1″, then 1″ again.


I love the result.  The hem is split at the sides and high in the front and low in the back.


Sunny outside shots.  I love how the sleeves turned out!



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Ok, I managed to pull this one out of the fire.  Yipee!

Next up?  Border Prints!  My sister has chosen the fabric for her next dress – 100% cotton.  I love border prints!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

So, I’m back to my “Sister’s Sewing Projects”.  She would like a dress in this style.  Don’t you love the photo quality – taken right off the TV! 

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

She would like sleeves though, so I thought this pattern would be suitable.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

What do you think?  Will this pattern do the trick?

Happy Sewing!


Linda of Lányos Handmade / Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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Reader Comments

  1. Oh I love it! It turned out great, especially the sleeves. I think your Butterick pattern will work for that style dress. I also think the Cashmerette Upton would do the trick too.

  2. What a lovely top and a great save. You really pulled that one together. It looks gorgeous. So does the border print fabric and the pattern for your sister’s dress. Your garden is lovely. Xx

  3. Such a good save, and I love the fact that you coordinate perfectly with the shrub! The dress pattern for your sister looks perfect, and I look forward to seeing it in the border print.

  4. So glad you rescued your fabric and made a top you are really happy with! I think that pattern looks spot on for your sister’s dress!

  5. Well done on that save!
    The pattern for your sister looks perfect. I hope it gives you less trouble than your dress did.

  6. That pattern looks straightforward and useful. And your top is gorgeous, I think the fabric decided that was what it wanted to be!

  7. Great save. I love the fabric. As for the “Sister Project” Oh goodie goodie, it is my turn again. Another dress for me.

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