Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Color Explosion Knot Dress

Color Explosion !

I really enjoyed creating this colorful, 
ribbon-trimmed dress beginning with the Knot Dress Pattern from the blog, Me Sew Crazy, for the Sew-Along Pattern on Project Run and Play.

 Notice the box pleated lower skirt and the flat yoke on the top of the skirt. I substituted the flat yoke for the gathered skirt because I wanted the pleats to EXPLODE at the bottom.

 I used 4 different fabrics and 5 different woven ribbons.

  I polka-dotted like crazy.

Back of dress

The fabrics used are
 a floral polished cotton and patterned woven cottons.

Front of dress

Most importantly... my Granddaughter loves it.
Her sister made her a construction paper medal that says, " You Win. U.S.A."



  1. So bright and cheerful! What little girl wouldn't want to wear that? Very pretty.

  2. I love the bodice with the stripes and the polka dots, and the contrast fabric in the box pleats is perfect.

    1. Sabrina,
      I can spend hours in a fabric store just drooling over the fabric and putting combinations together. I'm head-over-heels when I plan ribbon and trim combinations. Thanks for your comment.

  3. This is just fantastic. I haven't started on getting my daughter's ready but a pleated skirt like this was something I'd been considering. It looks fabulous!

  4. Hi Deborah, what a great dress to welcome summer! I really love the pleated skirt.

  5. Oh this is beautiful! I love playing with all kind of ribbons and trims too ;)

  6. Wow! I love it! I have a cute potential-step-granddaughter-to-be who would also love something similar... time to measure her up methinks!

  7. The box pleats are ingenious and well constructed! Love it.

  8. You are taking it up a notch every time I look at your blog. This is gorgeous!!!! Thank you for linking it up at the SHARE IT sunday linky party.


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