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#1 of 6 Old 02-11-2010, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm thinking about sewing for summer. Can anyone recommend a good pattern for a sundress/casual dress? I have Weekend Sewing, and I love the dresses in it, really all of the projects, but after making a couple of projects I'm discouraged. Gorgeous projects, poor directions. I like really well written patterns. I want to try a Colette pattern, but they are a little fancier than what I have in mind. Maybe Kwik Sew?
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Well they're not sundresses, but I have 2 skirt tutorials that I've made that are easy and adorable. Pair them with a t-shirt or tank and you're good to go. I've made these for my DD, but you could size them up for yourself if you wanted.

The Lazy Day Skirt from Oliver and S (I suggest ribbon at least an inch wide. I've used 5/8 ribbon and it looks good, but was a pain to work with.)

and

The Market Skirt
from MADE.

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My DD is a girly girl- and I love these patterns (all on sale at
JoAnns or the fabric store for like $1-1.99/pattern.

Simplicity 4246
new look 6473
new look 6689
new look 6688

And since I too, am a bit of a girly girl....

new look 6557
simplicity 4119
mccalls 5591
simplicity 3803

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Wow, I love those. Thank you! Gotta see when Simplicity is on sale at Joann.
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I haven't made this one, but it looks terrific and is a great way to recycle an old men's cotton shirt:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170402.0

If you don't have one that would work in the house, I bet you could find one at a local thrift store for less than $3.

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I actually have a similar tutorial and shirt put aside since last spring. It does look easy and cute!
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