Fun in a Field of Dandelions Dress


Here’s my entry for the Indie Pattern Month Contest for Dresses. I hope everyone is having fun sewing up all their entries for the contests this month. I know I am!

  • Pattern? Why did you choose it? I used Lekala Sewing Pattern #5124, a sleeveless blouse pattern for the neckline and because I wanted my personal size front darts and back darts. Then, I excluded the button up front and added a seam in the back for a zipper. The skirt is just 2 rectangles gathered at the waist. I also added side pockets.


  • What fabric did you use? Why did you choose it? I used a light-weight cotton blend from my stash. It’s a pretty green/blue/orage floral that I thought would lend itself nicely to the 50’s look I was going for.



  • 1123_technical_drawing_5576Would you recommend the pattern? Would you change anything next time? In theory, the bodice worked out well, but next time I think I will just choose a bodice that doesn’t have a button down front. It will probably save me some time.


  • Any interesting details? I lined the bodice which makes for a flat finish along the neck and armholes. I turned it right side out by pulling the backs through the shoulders. Then I under-stitched as much as I could. I went all out on the belt. I used a belt buckle from an existing belt, and several layers of very thick interfacing to form the belt. I used orange thread to sew decorative stitching along the edges. I even made orange eylet buttonholes.



  • What do you think of your finished garment? I love it! It has a a great swish and twirl!


  • First worn? We walked around the block and found a field full of blooming dandelions. My husband is really getting to be quite a good fashion photographer!

IMG_0862Happy Sewing!



About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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7 Responses to Fun in a Field of Dandelions Dress

  1. Wow the matching belt really adds so much to this dress. I’ve never made a belt but this has encouraged me to try. The fit of your dress is great ! Nice job

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  2. Amanda says:

    It’s gorgeous!

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  3. Your look beautiful! I love everything about the dress — the style, the pattern. Great job!

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  4. zibergirl says:

    Thank you so much! It was fun to make.


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