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Dottie Angel frock (Simplicity 1080)

I don’t use Pinterest and didn’t know the Dottie Angel frock was a THING, but I saw it posted on Instagram and was like.. This is exactly the kind of decorative trash bag dress I need in my life. So I obsessed over it a little bit. Prior to seeing the pattern I had bought a bunch of Alison Glass Handmade fabric from my local quilt shop, and after I saw the pattern I knew I had to use it. The magenta and orange are Kona solids, and I made the yellow bias tape from some of my dyed fabric.

Dottie Angel Frock

Dottie Angel Frock

I read some pattern reviews from more experienced sewists who had some helpful things to say. I’m glad – I dropped the darts two inches and took a few inches off the bottom edge of the top panel to shorten the dress without losing the Handmade print of the bottom panel. The instructions say to finish most of the seams with bias tape, which I did not do but for the neck and arms. I didn’t have the right size for the neckline so it’s a bit wide. The one thing that I really messed up was the French seams where the armholes meet, but because it’s interior, no one can tell when I’m wearing it!

By maggie

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