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SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge

Polka Dot Obsession

I have always been a huge fan of the shirt-dress. The simple silhouette never seems to go out of style and the creative options are endless.

But this particular pattern is not your average shirt-dress. It is a shirt-dress gone wild! 

The diagonal row of buttons gives it that extra special touch. And in order to showcase that portion of the dress, I went a bit color crazy. Bound-buttonholes were applied using some turquoise cotton from the stash for the ultimate contrast with the bright red buttons.

The project turned into an homage to I Love Lucy which makes me love the dress even more!

More pictures of “Dotty” may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace. And if you are interested in some of the nitty gritty construction details (including those bound buttonholes), click here!


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  1. sewluv2quilt | | #1

    This dress if fabulous, as is your choice of color details and superb construction. Of course the styling really makes it an A++.

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    SewPassionista | | #2

    Not only is your dress really lovely ,but your photography is very creative and the shots look very professional.

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    LuvThreadsMagazine | | #3

    Well, well, well, if it isn't another message from the Wall Drug of home sewing, Laura Mae. Everywhere I look in cyberspace, there you are, and in yet ANOTHER splendid effort.

    I'm back to thinking you are a quirky sewing group, with a pert model, and a pooch-as-prop. One person can not possibly have the time, talent, and tenacity to create the volume and level of output as you purport to do. Never you mind the fiction of a full-time job, and rich rewarding life outside of sewing. Your storyline is tantamount to the accomplished comic strip character Mary Worth, toting pockets full of dexies and reds (and though fictional, she'd STILL be dragging behind you).

    For the record you can color me impressed (those button holes!), while on the QT I'm nothin' but skeptical; all raised eyebrows, and second thoughts.

    Some of the people, some of the time, sister.

    Your man fan

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