Wondrous Dress.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What do you get when you combine lasso twirling,


a too-big cami,



and a mama who likes sew?

A Wonder Woman dress, of course!


Using one of Big Sister's spaghetti-strap tanks as a guide, I cut the cami down quite a bit.  I realized later that I hadn't really accounted for the lack of stretch in this knit.  It turned out to be a Beautiful Oops (have you read this fantastic book?), because it led me to put a row of stars down each sides.  And it's unquestionably better that way.

I used my coverstitch machine and binder to make new straps.  And I added a half-circle skirt, which has just the right amount of twirl.

I don't have many photos of this dress in action, but it was clearly a hit at the July 4th parade (we had so much fun last year that we went back again this year, but only as spectators).


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