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Straight Lines and Angles

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Straight Lines and Angles is a series being hosted by Jess from If Only They Would Nap, and I'm honoured to be a part of the wonderful line-up of guests sharing their geometric infused designs.  Michael Miller Technicolor Triplet Kryptonite has been sitting in my stash for awhile, and I knew it was the perfect choice for the dress I wanted to make.  And because I wanted to really highlight this fabric, my initial thoughts were to design a dress with a princess seam to keep the pattern of the triangles intact.

With some experimentation, I made a partial princess seam, with a gathered panel all around the rest of the dress.  There are some glimpses of the pink kona cotton I used for the facings which add some contrast, too.  I'm kind of excited about the possibilities for pairing different combinations of fabrics with this design.  A few more of these dresses may pop up in Anja's wardrobe this season!

For the closure in the back, I debated whether to use an invisible zipper (my current favourite), but then decided to go with a partially exposed regular zipper to incorporate a 'straight line' as part of the design.

Thank you Jess, for hosting this great series!  Follow along for more inspiration, tutorials, and designs, all with cool & trendy geometrics.  And also, there's a giveaway with amazing prizes up for grabs...enter below for your chance to win.

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11 comments on "Straight Lines and Angles"
  1. what a great dress. looks like an amazing pattern!

  2. perfection. Classic, yet modern, as always, Heidi

  3. That is such a cute dress! Good one!

  4. i think the zip is a cool suprise for the back! Love it.

  5. So super cute! This has been such a fun series!!! ;o)

  6. oh how adorable! The panel on the front of the dress (I am sure there is a proper term, but let's go with this for now, OK) is such a fun detail! Love the matching ties. The partially exposed zipper is a cute detail, too.

  7. IDEAL pattern to highlight the tri-color triangle fabric down the front panel of the blue dress for your girl. Michael Miller's fabric of small triangles in rows of repeats: blue, lime & striped hot pink-- lovely INDEED! With the added touch of the thin tie sash adorning the waist at the back... PERFECT! Lots of LOVE sewn into this dress. FAB close-up photos. Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

  8. So super cute! This has been such a fun series!

  9. So pretty - The dress is so classic. Love it!


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