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Scallops Wrapped In…

Well my scallops aren’t wrapped in anything but I’m wrapped in them!

After my previous post about my ill fitting bodice I had to practice my least favorite stitch – the frog. “Rippit Rippit” I shortened the bodice by a couple inches, took in the sides by an inch or so and fixed up the darts. I nixed the pockets because they threw off the pattern on the skirt.

After all the work I am overwhelmingly pleased with my finished product.


Here is how the back of the wrap dress looks.


This boy and I rode our bikes over to a cute little historic square for these pics.

After all that work sometimes I start to wonder if sewing is worth it but once you get the exact finished look you were dreaming of how could you ever want to stop?

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21 Responses to Scallops Wrapped In…

  1. Nadine says:

    Wow, you really improved the fit of this dress. I love the wrap style, scallop detail on the neckline and your color choice. I hope you enjoy every moment of wearing it. Great job!!!

  2. learningnewtricks says:

    Wow! Your adjustments made a huge improvement on an already cute dress. What pattern were you using for the wrap dress? Love the scallops in the neckline, and low V back neckline is a nice surprise. I wonder how the dress would look with scallops in the hem — a tad too much?

  3. Marie says:

    I’m not surprised you’re pleased with this dress, it’s really beautiful! Good job getting such a perfect fit ;o)

  4. B says:

    The last pic says it all!

  5. Debi says:

    I. LOVE. YOUR. DRESS. The adjustments are absolutely fantastic and the dress fits you perfectly!!! Well done!

  6. liza jane says:

    That first photo is fantastic! And your dress looks fabulous, too.

  7. ms. modiste says:

    It looks fantastic! Love it.

  8. Christine says:

    Gorgeous! I love the new fit! The polka dots and scallops are adorable!

  9. HarpaJ says:

    It’s beautiful And you look fabulous in it.

  10. Sara Noemi says:

    love it! so glad you didn’t just toss this project!

  11. Leah says:

    Oh my lord, I love this! The fit is perfect and it’s so cute and vintage but completely wearable! Well done, too adorable for words.

  12. yaga says:

    My goodness, what a beauty! I love how the pattern on the fabric and the color really stand out in combination with the very simple silhouette of the dress!

    Hey, I have a new blog address, so if you’ve got the time, I’d loove for you to come and check it out!


    Shiny Bubbles

  13. Malori says:

    I’m obsessed with this dress. The fabric is perfect and those scallops are darling! Love it and so excited that you’re back to blogging a bit :)

  14. Molly says:

    That looks great! I love the v neck with scallops, I have never thought of that before!

  15. Sophia says:

    What an adorable dress and the scallops are just perfect, especially with that fabric.

    I’m also amazed at your ability to ride a bike while in a dress. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do the same without getting arrested for indecent exposure :)

  16. Caleisha says:

    The dress came out beautiful! I love the fabric, but I am a total sucker for polka dots :) I love your sewing. You’re quite inspirational for me.

    Caleisha @

  17. Denise says:

    So glad you went back to it! It turned out absolutely adorable! The fit is great and I’m still jealous of your scallops! 😉

  18. laura says:

    dear, i’m so glad you are back! (: the dress looks gorgeous, you did a great job on fitting it to your body! looks like this is going to be a great dress for this summer.

  19. Whitney says:

    Wow, what a lovely dress! You sure improved the fit from the previous post. Visiting your blog always reminds me that I NEED to learn how to sew. And to sew with vintage patterns. The stuff you make is too cute.

  20. Tilly says:

    Oh my gosh, Angie, I love this dress soooo much!! Can I, like, have it? Please? It’s just too perfect!

  21. Zoe says:

    This is a seriously beautiful dress! So simple and so perfect. I hope you get years and years of wear from it

    Zoe xxx

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