The Sookie Dress

You know all those cute sundresses Sookie Stackhouse wears? (If not, look here). Since I think she is adorable I wanted to make myself a cute sundress, in honour of her.

This dress was definitly an instant gratification project as it took me two evenings of sewing to get it done.

The pattern is a free download from Stitch Magazine. It’s only the pattern, they use the magazine for instructions, but this dress is quite straight-forward and I wouldn’t have used the instructions even if I  did have them. I had to sew the back piece in two (it’s supposed to be on the fold, but I didn’t have enough fabric for that), I also moved the zipper to the back in stead of the side seam. I omitted the bow and lengthened the dress with about 5 cm.

The dress is shaped by open darts in the front and back, right under the bust. Facings run along the neckline and armholes.

ngs. There is an invisible zipper in the left side seam.

Project summary:
Pattern
: Bow Appeal Dress from Stitch Magazine
Difficulty:Easy. Very simple sewing, a great beginner project if someone can guide you with instructions.
Alterations: Cut the back in two pieces, added the zipper in the center back seam. Elongated the dress 5 cm. Omitted the bow.

Fabric: Cotton voile
Notions: Thread, zipper, interfacing.
Price: Fabric 112  SEK (€12.44), zipper 23 SEK (€2.55) thread + interfacing  5 SEK (€0.56).
Total: 140 SEK (€15.55).

Oh, and don’t miss to check this dress out!

Project rating: L

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