The Armadillo Dress

I saw this dress online a month or two ago and decided it was something I wanted to make, having just bought a pattern (Simplicity 2337) that looked eerily similar anyway!
Cool as Can Be dress from Modcloth

Last week I had some issues with thinking the sleeves of this dress were deadringers for a certain desert animal often spotted as roadkill.  You probably can't tell, but I did take the bottom of the sleeves in about an inch on each side and while they now look less like our armored shell friends than before, they still kinda remind me of them (could it have anything to do with the fact that the fabric I chose happens to be the exact color of an armadillo as well?  Perhaps.  That's poor planning on my part).  But I'm wearing it anyway!  Because I like it!

Here are my smaller, less armadillo-y sleeves:

And heeeeeeeeeeeeere's the rest:


  1. I really like this dress. Armadillo sleeves or not - I think it looks fab!

  2. fantastic as always...you're amazing friend...this dress is so pretty and looks fantastic on yoU!!


  3. I really honestly wish I were as talented as you. THIS IS FANTASTIC!

  4. I love this! I can't believe you made this! I need to learn how to sew! Send some of your crafty vibes my way!!!