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Annie's Trunk show: Swimingly

This dress began its life as Butterick 5885. Initially it seemed a bit short-waisted so I inserted a 2" wide white elastic for its first wearing. Not one to give up on a project that I felt could be improved upon, a year later I removed the white elastic and replaced it with a midriff section complete with a solid contrasting 3/8" piping in a complimentary color. So love it when out of the depths of my stash appears a piping opportunity! Seen here are the front and back views of this recently revised and re-worked dress in an unlikely fabric: swimwear! Both versions were resort-ready and both got lots of compliments when I wore them.