Monday, July 2, 2012

Striped Racerback dress

In my last post I talked about sewing up Crafterhours free Racerback dress pattern.  I loved the dress so much I quickly made one for my daughter.  I pulled out some purple striped fabric that I knew she would like and whipped one right out!  It is only 3 pieces and comes together quickly.  I did use my serger, but like they say in the directions, I think a regular sewing machine would work fine too.

This is a great pattern and makes a fun summer play dress and I will probably be making at least one more for the summer.

I love how professional the back looks and it is easy to accomplish!  I did change a few things and they are as follows.

I made the size 5-6 but used the 3-4 neckline since I thought the neck was too was too high on the first one I made.  I just scooped the neckline down when tracing the pattern but left everything else the same.  That seemed to work and I'll do it again.

I also lengthened the dress by about 1.5" lower that the pattern.  I like dresses and skirts a bit longer for my active girl and it was good but, I think I'll add another 1" next time.  I hemmed the dress with a rolled hem so I wouldn't shorten it any more, and because it is just easier with knits.  I especially feel this way when making a more casual dress like this one.  I recommend trying this dress, it is easy to make and the pattern goes from 12 months to size 8 so nice wide range! :)

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  1. I am very impressed by your sewing skills! I think I may need to take some lessons from you once I enter the world of the Stay-at-Home-Mom!

  2. Thanks! :) I'd love to show you anything you want to know!


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