Tuesday, February 24, 2009

contra dance dress

the big enchilada, aka my third, and most successful attempt at a contra dance/square dance dress!
pattern: $10.00 from ebay

I created view B, on the left.

dress: fabric, approximately $10 from Value Village, $2.00 zipper from Fabricville, $2.00 ribbon from fabricville

petticoat: pattern from sugardale's How to Make a Petticoat tutorial, nylon netting $2.00 at Value Village
dress with the petticoat:

Over all I love this dress! Unfortunately I accidentally bought a 14-16-18 pattern without realizing it, when I wear a size 12. I tried to make the dress fit best I could, but it's still a little looser than I would like. Room to grow I guess!


  1. Yes! I am glad to see that my tutorial is helpful. Did you use elastic to finish the top? Looks good, and the dress is really cute too.

  2. Yes, I used elastic to finish the top. Thank you!