I finished my dress!

Well … actually my sister’s dress – part of my “Sister’s Sewing Project”.  It’s a border print and I’ve fallen in love with it.  Border print fabric is not easy to find!  

My sister wanted this dress – she took this photo from the TV!  It was her inspiration.  

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

And she found a lovely border print fabric for it – 100% cotton.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I pulled this pattern from my stash – Butterick B6089.  (It’s difficult to see in this photo because of the camera flash on the plastic cover – sorry!)

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

I finished most of my sister’s dress a few posts ago, if you would like to see the details look here.

All that was left was to sew in the neck facing, sew these pieces together, put in the zipper and hem everything up.

Barbie, my Singer “Rocketeer” did a FAB job sewing evenly through all the layers of the box pleats – I even tried out my Singer even feed foot, it worked like a charm!


The facing was a snap.


Putting in the zipper was fun as the bottom of it had to be sewn into the box pleat.  I seemed to muddle through it alright though, pinning down the box pleat and sewing through all layers of it to insert my zipper.



TA DA!  Like I said … I finally finished my dress!  LOL!  (I can’t wait until my sister’s next visit so I can actually see it on a real body!)

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Isn’t that the prettiest thing you have ever seen?


So … does anyone have any idea where I can get my hands on more border print for a dress for myself?

Happy Sewing!

29 thoughts on “I finished my dress!

  1. What an utterly gorgeous dress. I bet that your sister will be truly delighted with it once she sees it. The print is lovely and it is so beautifully made. I am afraid that I don’t have any resources for border prints. I love them but never seem to find them when I am out and about. Good luck in your search. Xx

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  2. The dress is really pretty. Great combination of pattern and fabric!

    I bought a couple of batik border prints from SewBatik. They had a booth at the sewing expo in the spring so I was able to touch and feel the quality. I also purchased two ITY border prints from Fabric Mart Fabrics earlier in the year. Of course they wouldn’t work for this style of dress, but for something simple they are just right.

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