Darling Ranges Dress V2

I love this pattern! This DRD is made with Liberty tana lawn called Mitsi. I’ve been sitting on this fabric for a while, just waiting for the right dress style to make with it and I’m certain this is it.

As this dress is grey, I can wear almost any colour shoe and belt. This yellow combination is a little matchy-matchy, but I think it’s cute.

I made just a couple more minor modifications from my first Darling Ranges dress. I slimmed the sleeves down a little and raised the waist seam about 1/4 inch.

I’m very happy with this dress and plan to wear it during winter with a slip, tights and a cardi. I’m already planning my third version of this dress. How many versions of the same pattern is reasonable?

*Edited to add dress costing*
Pattern: Megan Nielsen. Darling Ranges Dress: Free – used before.
Fabric. 1.5 meters Liberty Mitsi from Shaukat: $36 inc part shipping
Buttons: $5.40 from Lincraft
Thread: $3.30.
Total: $44.70
On photos. I apologise for the crappy indoor pics. Not only is my point and shoot camera dying, but I am struggling to find photo locations in my yard now that the shade sail is down. My backyard is very sunny in the middle of the day, during nap time, which is when I get the chance to take my pics without the kids nagging me for something or trying to get in the shot. Every time I take photos in full sun they end up glowing. I only managed to snap a few bad photos in my front yard before being busted by some neighbours and hiding. 🙂 Hopefully once I get my birthday present, a DSLR, and learn how to use it, the photos will improve…. hopefully… *fingers crossed*
  • Oooo love it! Great fabric + pattern combo.

  • I just absolutely love your fabric choice! (The dress is a hit too 🙂 )

  • It is so pretty in the Liberty. It looks like a terrific transeasonal dress.

  • oooooh! I hope you get that DSLR. One question about your fabric thriftiness. In your last Darling Ranges post you mentioned using 1.5m of fabric when the pattern calls for 3 yards. How do you manage something like that? Maybe a post on how you conserve fabric would be helpful for less experienced sewists 🙂

  • I love this dress in grey….and you will LOVE your DSLR! Happy Birthday!

  • Wow, you turned this around fast!!! I love it so much and cannot wait to make mine up!

  • Lovely dress – love the yellow shoes and belt too.

    You sound like me when I am taking photos – I get so bashful that the neighbours are watching me and when a car comes past, I hide. Sometimes it is nice to have the kids with me becuase that way it looks like I am taking photos of them and I can forget about being shy.

  • I just got the pattern and in shopping around for fabric came across your blog. You said you used only 1.5 meters of Liberty would that be enough for me to make a size small?