For my version of the Tie Dye Diva Perfect Party Dress I was feeling the color blocking vibe, but with out the color block thing. My best friend Jennie over at Glam Fabrics sent me some lovely Amy Butler fabric that I had been drooling over (actually I drool over just about all of the fabric in her shop) and it gave this look such a vintage 70's feel.
For the bodice, I simply sewed two different fabrics together and then placed the seam where I wanted it under the bodice pattern and cut it out from there. It was a time saver not having to cut apart the pattern and add seam allowances. Then I added lots of pleats and a hem band in the same contrasting fabric. You can find illustrated instruction here: Tie-Dye-Diva-Tutorial
My very favorite thing about this pattern is that there is an option for either buttonholes or button loops! And, a template is included for the placement of each!!! This small detail seriously made me so happy and I didn't get stuck fighting with my buttonhole maker at the end of making the garment. Phew, I seriously dread buttonholes.
Sketchbook Roses - Amy Butler (Glam Fabrics)
Posies and Puppies - Henry Glass (Local Quilt Shop)
Pattern: The Perfect Party Dress (Tie Dye Diva)
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