Selfish Sewing Week: Finish #1

by lowbeamstudios

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the pattern:   modifed Staple dress

the fabric:  all-purpose weight linen from www.fabric-store.com in natural, vintage navy floral for binding and waist tie, and vintage lace trim

the inspiration:  I recently discovered Dottie Angel.  Tif’s frocks inspired me to modify the Staple dress for my own granny chic look.  More dresses in her style will be following this one.

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the modifications:  I shortened the sleeve two inches and took the top of the garment in during the process.  I also adjusted the neckline.  And, of course, I left off the Staple’s signature elastic.  I changed that up for a few simple pleats at the natural waist and laces that loop around back and tie on the sides.  I also trimmed the hem in lace;  A little feminine detail I couldn’t leave off.  I left off the pockets I had planned for, but they will be added as soon as I figure out exactly what I want.

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**I begged the professor to take pictures of me before he left for work this morning so I could share my first Selfish Sewing finish today.  The quality of pictures in the very low morning sun are not great, but they will have to do.  I wanted to share at least one finish before we headed out of town for some unexpected travel.  I have to postpone the rest of my selfish sewing until next week.  Although, I did prep a hand sewing project I will work on in any down time I might get this weekend.

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