Michelle My Belle #2

I told you I’d make another one. Another Michelle My Belle Dress from Liberty Love, that is.

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I’m kind of obsessed with the pattern. I tweaked this one a little more. I tightened up the back a bit by folding the back pattern piece in 1/2″ on the zipper side, and  I made the skirt even smaller with less gathering, and I think its just right for me. It definitely looks more polished since it fits better than the Innocent Crush version. Also, I attached the skirt lining to the skirt by hemming them together. I thought that worked very well for the fabrics I used, so I’m sure I’ll do that again.

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The fabric is one of my favorite prints from Bloomsbury Gardens (Liberty’s quilting cotton collection) and again, I used Free Spirit Solid Voile in Sun (the closest color to white) to line to the dress.

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I really thought the print may be overwhelming on a full dress, so I considered adding a solid ruffle to soften it. I’m glad I didn’t because I totally love the dress as is. I’ve already worn it to work and church, and I paired it with a cardigan that compliments the dress perfectly. They look as though they were made for each other. I love it when awesome things like that happen by mistake. I wish I had a picture to show you!

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I think was my last “practice” dress prior to diving into my Liberty tana lawn. I feel very confident about this pattern now that I’ve made two regular versions and a muslin version, so I do hope the next one will be absolutely perfect!

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Thank you, Alexia, for this awesome pattern! Its my very favorite! And thank you, Emilee for taking pictures again! I’m so glad I have you around so I don’t have to take ridiculous iPhone pics in front of my bathroom mirror!

 

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Do drop by again Wednesday! I’m working on another Feather Bed quilt with the Field Study fabric Justin got me for Christmas, and I can’t wait to show you my progress!

-Meredith

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