Once you have the pattern printed out, taped together and cut out it only makes sense to make several versions emiright? Especially when you are like me and in dire need of some new dresses. Both this stripe and the large gingham are from a fabric store here called The Remnant Warehouse. Both dress cost 8 dollars to make. Eight. Dollars. When can you EVER find a dress that fits, looks good and costs that much? Never. Thats when.
Now, I did buy the smallest amount of fabric I could so I was unable to line up the stripes on the bodice and had to turn the stripes lengthwise for the sleeves…. but I kind of like the sleeves like that and I can’t remember the last time I bought a dress where all the lines matched up so I am just going to let it go and tell my OCD to give it a pass this times around.
I added a few inches of length onto the knee length pattern version of the dress just so that not ALL the dresses look the same. Plus I am a fan of “tea length” dresses.
It is a soft linen and is so so comfy to wear. I went with an invisible zipper on this version and that is where the whole strips not lining up kind of killed me. But you can’t win them all! I actually think this pattern looks best with the invisible or the exposed. My third version I have to share I did just a normal zipper and it looks fine, I just love the seamlessness of the invisible OR the statement of the exposed. Again all three work well.
Little miss Chloe really wanted to be in the pictures and since she wears the Roma dress I made her sister in Paris non stop these days I thought why not! Its a momma made shot! To find out more about the Lena dress hop on over HERE.