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Green Halter Dress

I finished this dress last weekend, and wore it to my parents’ 25th anniversary dinner at the Melting Pot (yum!)
Green Halter Dress
The fabric is a sheet I picked up a few months ago at a thrift store and thought, “That should be a dress!” I used McCall’s 4444 view A, and had just enough fabric from the twin-sized sheet to cut it out.
There are two back shoulder straps, as well as the halter neck strap, which give the back of the dress some nice detail.
Green Halter Dress
I used an invisible zipper at the back, bringing it to the top of the back band and eliminating the hook and eye. I also eliminated the buttons at the neck strap, opting to just sew the pieces together instead. You can see below that I finished the center back seam and the hem with bias tape. All other exposed seams are french seams.
I did have a little bit of trouble with this dress. It took me a couple of tries to figure out how the top band (including the neck and back straps) went together. The instructions were kind of confusing for this bit. Luckily, I managed to find enough suitable fabric left over to re-cut those pieces. Also, when I first got to the point where I could try it on (after inserting the zipper), I discovered that it didn’t lay flat against my back. I tried taking in some width in the back, but that didn’t solve the problem. I ended up basically doing a petite adjustment at the top of the skirt pieces. It still bunches up a little bit, as you can see in the second picture above, but at least it’s wearable now!
I have several more sewing projects lined up. I think a yellow/navy plaid skirt will be next.

3 thoughts on “Green Halter Dress

  1. Hey! I found your link over on fb. What a fun blog and what a cute dress! You are sure talented with a sewing machine. I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

  2. I love the dress that you made for yourself! What a great dress to wear in the summer and it is a cute print and the perfect color for you!

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