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a wearable salute to those calm Canadian prairies...
I was born & raised on the Canadian prairies and no matter where I am in the world those restful meadows remain with me…

Here’s how to create your own pretty salute to those gorgeous grasslands with a couple of bits from Grandma’s farmhouse cupboard:

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  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    snag a knee-length dress from your stash

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    pinch a large doily & sheer bistro curtain from Grandma’s cupboard (or simply buy from a charity shop) *don’tcha just love the wooded park scene on my curtain?

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    fold the doily in half over the front & back of the neckline of your dress & pin in place

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    *I kept mine longer in the back

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    stitch the doily on directly under the neckline/collar of your dress

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    sew the bottom of the doily to the dress as well

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    chop out the middle of the doily as close to the neckline seam as possible to re-create the head opening

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    oh-so-carefully cut out the dress fabric behind the doily

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    zig zag over the doily edges for extra strength (this also secures any missed/accidentally chopped bits)

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    grab that bistro curtain, cut to your desired added-length-at-the-bottom-of-the-dress size & sew into a tube

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    pop it over the bottom of your dress with right sides facing

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 12
    Step 12

    stitch together

  • How to make a sleeved dress. The Purty Prairie Dress - Step 13
    Step 13

    zig zag over the outside seam for extra security...

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Love the doily neckline idea! Happy
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