Wednesday, September 23, 2009

whew.




















oh, what a busy day. we had a parents as teachers advisory board meeting in paola (a 40 minute drive)this morning, and flew from there to get emma to preschool 25 miles away! needless to say, once we got home, i needed a little quiet time. so while one napped and the other two played, i whipped out this scarf dress.




















the pattern is incredibly easy - and i love the detail of the front - basically, think omitting several rows of shirring to give you a band of fabric that is unsmocked. i didn't follow the instructions exactly - it's supposed to have several more rows of shirring but i stopped with three (or 4?) below the bust and three above. technically, you should use two scarves, but since i don't own any bigger than a hankie, i made my own "scarf" panels from 2 yards of cotton fabric i've had for a year or two.

i love the colors for fall - i will probably add some cap sleeves or something, though. i don't have good luck with sleeveless dresses. no boobies to hold them up, and three littles to pull it down!

they are having a contest over there at burdastyle - winner with most votes gets a bernina! i'll let you know if you can help me out - i'm not sure how it all works yet. thanks in advance!

2 comments:

Lauranie said...

oooooh I really like this!! The colors ARE very Fall-like!! I too have the problem of 3 little ones pulling on my clothes! On one of mine I attached a 2" wide ribbon to slip over my neck, but cap sleeves would look cute too! I would HATE to drive that far...thankfully our schools are only like 5 minutes away, since I am ALWAYS late!! :)

Candice said...

Very cute dress, and the pattern sounds like a quick one...I love instant gratification! :)

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