Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Fruit Dress

Hello Readers. My project today was a bit overwhelming at first. I was not sure I could turn this dress into something I would really like but I enjoy a challenge. When I saw this colorful print I thought it looked like polka dots, but it's not.

Look at this floor length fruit masterpiece! It even has pockets.

Yea baby, that's a lot of fruit! This has to be the most fruit on a dress I have ever seen. Honestly, I don't know if I have even seen another dress covered in fruit ever.

I started by removing the shoulder pads. I didn't even need to cut them, they were snapped in. I unpicked all the stitches of the sleeves and removed those. I also gave it a big cut at the bottom.

I turned the raw edges of the arm holes under and stitched them down. I made the new arm seam as small as I could and it worked well. I also made a new hem at the bottom of the dress. This dress ended up so much better than I imagined. I had doubts about all that fruit, but the shorter length and removing the sleeves made the fabric less overwhelming. 

It was perfect for a special church dinner with my husband. 

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


  1. This is my favorite one so far!!!!

  2. Thanks Kristin. It came out so much better than I thought it would.

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, it is one of my favorites.