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Hello Darling

I’m so excited! We’re done with our Darling Ranges sewalong!! I made two dress – the standard Darling Ranges (which i’ll share later this week) and this one, which has a few alterations.

This version is sleeveless, with belt loops instead of ties and has back darts to create a more fitted style. I have to say, I think the darts at the back turned out really nicely!

If you didn’t get a chance to sew along with us, never fear, you can still find all the posts here –  you can just give it a go at another time! Also, don’t forget – you only have till the end of this week to use the SEWALONG coupon code for 15% off the Darling Ranges pattern

So tell me, how did you fair?? Are you all done? Still going?

Dress: Megan Nielsen, Darling Ranges dress w/o sleeves
Belt: vintage Coach
Shoes: Dolce Vita (yes i did buy these boots in two colours, sue me hehe)
Necklace: Merl Kinzie // Clydes Rebirth 

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

Hello Megan,
That’s the version of the dress I am making. I still have to sew the ties on and to choose buttons and sew the buttonholes.
I followed the instructions exactly, except for the decolleté and for the hem. Because I liked the length of the dress as was, I added a kind of facing by sewing a band at the bottom on the inside of the dress.
Yours looks really good ! I hope mine comes out as nice :-)
I wish you all the best with your move!

12 years ago

Too cute! It’s such a versatile dress. Looking forward to sewing mine up very soon.

12 years ago

I’m finishing mine up tonight. I’m adding a tie-neck and trying to figure out how I should do the neckline construction with that in mind…I think I’ve got it figured out. So far it’s looking great! Thanks so much for hosting this sew-along and for all the helpful tutorials :)

12 years ago

It was a great sewalong, all those posts were so useful and full of excellent tips!
The dress looks amazing with that blazer and needless to say, I love that fabric! :)

12 years ago

Finally finished and I LOVE it! Blogged here:

Rebecca G
12 years ago

What a quick process, and a great product! Thanks for hosting the sewalong to push me over the edge to actually making this little number, i’ve already worn it twice..and I just finished it 3 days ago! whoopee!