Parade of Dresses Day 1: Darling Ranges

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So today starts the Parade of Dresses that will be taking over my blog in the next week or so in order to catch y'all up on the sewing I've done over the past month!

The first dress up is the ever popular Darling Ranges Dress by Megan Nielsen. (Please forgive the crummy pictures)

I made my version sleeveless out of a thin, poly navy and white polka dot material (from an estate sale) that I'm pretty sure was supposed to be lining fabric but I couldn't resist the print. The material was a NIGHTMARE to worked with! It pulled and picked and the buttonholes are the worst things I've ever done in my life but I've still worn the dress probably 6 times in one month, so obviously I like it anyway.

I cut out 2 more of this dress in more appropriate, less miserable fabrics that I think we'll be perfect for fall!

All in all, as everyone knows it's a great pattern and I can't wait to make more!

In other news, did you see Gertie' new line of patterns for Butterick? I just got the email from Amazon saying my copy of Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing shipped today, and then I check Google Reader and now there's even more Gertie goodness hitting my mailbox soon! Congratulations to her, what an accomplishment!


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August 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM delete

Ooo, cute dress! I really love polka dots, and this is adorable, especially with that sweater! Can't wait to see the rest.

Thanks for pointing out Gerties patterns. They're fantastic! I love the coat.

liza jane
August 24, 2012 at 4:03 PM delete

Very nice! I've liked every version I've seen of this pattern. I bet it does make a great fall dress.