Checker flag dress


Checker flag dress

by Norma Stone
(Fayetteville, Tenn. USA)

I took a dress pattern and added the prairie points. Cut out squares (3 1/2"). I used different black and white prints and solid white between each one of prints.

To make a prairie point bunting: Fold one square in half, diagonally, wrong sides together. Fold that triangle in two, lining up the folded edges. Hold in shape with pin or clip, until you have made enough to put around the hem. It took 21 for my size 3 dress. Press.

Place the points one on top of one another, overlapping by half with points down. Stitch across the raw edge top to hold in place.
Place the bunting on the hem with right sides together.

Place bias binding on top of the bunting points, wrong side facing up.

Stitch in the first fold of the bias binding. Turn the bias binding completely to the inside of the dress. Refold bias and sew from folded edge. This can be top stitched or by hand to hide the stitches. Press.

Learn more about making prairie points.

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Mar 12, 2013
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Lovely and Stylish
by: Carolyn Cunningham

I was lucky enough to see this dress in person, and the photo doesn't do it justice! This combination of patterns is so innovative - still cute and girlish, but cutting edge with the prairie point embellishment on the hem.

Mar 11, 2013
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Innovative Idea
by: Dr. Kathryn Stewart

The top of the dress is so cute, then with the diagonals on the sides, the prairie points really set it off.

Mar 11, 2013
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black & white dress
by: Anonymous

I really like the looks of this dress. It would be cute on any little girl.

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