Reversible Dress for SICSA Pet Adoption Center

Last spring I made a reversible dress for the local shop Clash Dayton who was holding an art auction benefiting SICSA’s Pet Adoption Center.

It all started when I had two 1.5 yard pieces of Cotton and Steel’s Tokyo Train Ride. After some thought and measuring I realized the Colette Patterns Parfait dress would make a perfect reversible dress. The only better than a dress is 2 dresses in one!

Here I was sewing the hemline with my rolling foot so nothing gets pushed uneven. I learned a few new tricks by top stitching and turning my tension up to make my two layers fold into each other effortlessly. I also used a that technique with my reversible zipper. I only used one of the pockets on each side so that it would not be bulky. Reversible dresses are really fun and easy to make.

Colette Pattern pieces

Colette Pattern pieces

Here is the dress on my table. I heard that you could use medium grey thread for any color and it totally worked. The thread blended in with both the mint green and the rusted rose.

Reversible Colette Patterns Parfait Dress.

Reversible Colette Patterns Parfait Dress.

I was told that my dress sold in the auction and I was so excited but then I was even more giddy when I found out that the famous artist Amy Kollar Anderson was the new owner of my creation.

I asked her if she could get a good picture for my blog and she was nice enough to send me herself in the featured photo.

Behind the senses shot~ Me checking the dress for any fit issues.

Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-02-07T23:47:41+00:00October 26th, 2015|Indie Patterns, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|1 Comment

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  1. Amy Kollar Anderson October 26, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    It is my pleasure to own another one of your creations and it thrills me to no end that it also benefited one of my favorite Dayton organizations, SICSA! Thank you for making it and for Clash for creating the event! I wear it with great pride!

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