Chillin’ with the frogs!


This is the second version of Lekala Dress #4282. It’s a cute summer dress, with interesting darts on the center front seam of the bodice and a pleated skirt. This unusually striped fabric was purchased from the local thrift store and has been in my stash, just waiting for the right project.


The pattern picture is of a striped version, so I decided to try it.  The repeat of the stripes is very wide and is laid out in one direction. Working with it, was a challenge. I managed to get most of the seams matched up, especially along the center front bodice, but the layout of the horizontal stripes on the skirt, were a little off. Thankfully, not enough to bother me, though.

Striped Summer Dress and the Mendocino Spring Dress

23_small_image_107Fabric: 100% cotton print  –Dress #4282
Year: contemporary
Notions:  invisible zipper, thread
Time to complete:  6 hours
First worn: April 28, 2014 – Muir Mill Creek
Wear again? Absolutely
Total price: 3 yards $6.00,  Pattern $2.24





About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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6 Responses to Chillin’ with the frogs!

  1. sewmanju says:

    Gorgeous! And lovely pictures too .

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The dress is so cute, and you look adorable with bangs and a ponytail!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. marjie says:

    You look very fresh in your cute dress.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. prttynpnk says:

    I love it! Ive just gotten interested in Lekala- this goes on the wish list!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kleine kleinigkeiten says:

    lovely – great work!

    warm regards

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ksgentry says:

    The dress is so great and that purse, love it! What a wonderful outfit.


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