The Hundred Dresses: Day 78

by Erin on August 19, 2013

This is without a doubt my favorite Heidi:

Scribble Heidi

This is one of the few dresses that I’ve reworked after learning more about the pattern — the first version is here. The original neckline was a bit too wide — luckily I had enough extra of this fabric, because the Heidi sews up with virtually nothing.

Scribble Heidi bodice

This dress is just so fun to wear. I like to wear it with bright chartreuse tights.

Side zip, eh. The Heidi side zips are open at the top (go right into the armhole) so it’s important to make sure that you cover the scratchy bits.

Scribble Heidi side

And the back:

Scribble Heidi back

I realized while getting the next batch of dresses ready for their closeups that whoa, I have made a LOT of Heidis. I don’t think all of them are going to make the Hundred Dresses cut! Maybe I should do a separate series of just Heidis? I’ll try to do at least a roundup. I don’t wear them as much as I used to because they’re not as well-suited for biking (they can be biked in, it’s just not as easy as in a fuller skirt).

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan August 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I have just adored this series. I want to see all the Heidis. I don’t care if it runs to 125 dresses.


waterbear August 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

This Heidi has a very different vibe from the original in the same fabric. Interesting to compare the two and see how the placement of the visual elements impacts the overall impression. Thanks for linking back to the original. Also, I finally have an answer to my unasked question, “Why does Erin call this pattern Heidi?!?”


lsaspacey August 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

You can say the extras will represent your next book.


Doris August 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Very nice! I love this print!


Lena August 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

I love this series. And I seriously want to see ALL the dresses you made, even if it means 150 posts… I’m also waiting for all your Duro-dresses!


Sheila August 21, 2013 at 4:24 am

Love the fabric, it almost looks metallic.


Melwyk August 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I love this fabric too. Nice and scribbly, perfect for a writer!


peppermintpenguin August 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

so it’s looking like *more* than 100!

if wearing chartreuse tights, one should fear kittens, the ladders!


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