Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

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Floaty Heart Dresses & Rainboots

Floaty Heart Dresses & Rainboots

Oh, where is my left foot? It's in a mud pit. BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE I WAS PREPARED AND WORE RAIN BOOTS. Our backyard is a dangerous place. 

Also, materials for this dress were $15! Amazing! 

Here I am in a different mud puddle... 

Here I am in a different mud puddle... 

This is my first dress using Megan Nielson's Darling Ranges pattern. I added an inch in width and height to the largest size, and also 5 inches to the length of the skirt. That was my best guess for alterations without having ever tried one on. I already made a second dress (for sharing later, it has veggies all over it!) where I completely redrafted the bodice and moved the bust darts down two inches, adjusted the shoulder width, added and took away width in other places. You could say the second dress is "Loosely Based On A Darling Ranges Concept".

Anyways, this first dress is totally wearable, but it just had lots of ways in which it could be improved. I still love how floaty and romantic it feels... some kind of floaty polyester mix, I think? I used the wrong side of the fabric on purpose because the hearts are actually supposed to be closer to a red, and I liked the peachy-pink side better. 

Oh, and it has pockets! Hooray! 

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