Pioneer Woman Dress – A Better Photo

This is my Me-Made-March pic for today. The photos of the dress in the below post don’t really inspire. This one may make up for it. I am also wearing a tiara that dd made for me.


  1. Posted March 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Permalink | Reply


    • jennyklyon
      Posted March 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Oh my gosh that’s gorgeous-I love your style!

  2. J Lynn
    Posted March 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, I love the dress and the use of plaids to make a new pattern in the fabric. This dress has more work in it than at first glance. Will you explain how you cut out the dress to get the dress to look that way. i would love to hear more of the makings of this dress. Thanks, J Lynn

    • Posted March 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I think I understand the question. First off, I picked a plaid with a wide pattern repeat. I think the repeat is about 8″. Then I cut the skirt in a very wide rectangle. The skirt is 3 widths of 60″ fabric, or 180″. I put in a pocket and the placket for the center front I pleated the skirt such that all of the black stripes are folded into the pleats. I actually pleated it twice for each pleat that you can see, since there was so much fullness. I fiddled with the pleats a bit to get the skirt to the right width to attach to the bodice. Then I machine hemmed, because I could not bear to hand hem all 180″ of skirt. Does this make sense?

  3. Posted March 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I really like the plaids. Love it.

  4. Posted March 9, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    A tiara goes with everything!

  5. Posted March 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Pictures of garments on dress forms are great for studying details, but some garments look so much better on a person. This combo really comes alive on you; much more unique and stylish than it appeared on the dress form. I actually like the red tiara a lot. It is the “unexpected” and it makes me smile.

  6. J Lynn
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you, that answered my question. Wow 180″ of hem.

  7. Mary
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh my, you inspire and delight! I am still on the road and so have out of the sewing loop. Enjoy Me Made March.

  8. Posted March 19, 2011 at 9:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    oh Claudine – reading your blog gives me little shivers of delight!
    just amazing.

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