70's wall paper dress

Added Jul 22, 2011

by violetsky

London, United K...

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Description

You’ve got to love Ikea for it’s bold prints. This dress was vaguely based on Angela Kane’s pinafore dress. Because of the print I didn’t want to continuely break it up by doing a seam at the waist so I omited that and made the dress in 3 pieces, with elongated darts (not quite sure what you call them). I also added a vent at the back just because I have a tendency to split slits. I used a green zipper and added some pink cord elastic to make it easy to zip up the dress, as I have an injury to my shoulder and back zips hurt me to zip up. I also added in seam pockets. And finished off the hem, neckline and armholes with binding. Oh and I added several inches to the length.

Material Notes

Ikea cotton fabric

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 23, 2011, 07.36 AMby betterhandmade

    This is an awesome dress!! I am very much into fun prints and anything retro so I love this!

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      Nov 23, 2011, 04.49 PMby violetsky

      Thank you

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    Jul 22, 2011, 01.50 PMby mojo elgin

    What a fun dress! I love it!

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      Jul 22, 2011, 03.25 PMby violetsky

      I’m still trying to get the nerve to wear it to work, as it might just be a bit too fun for the boring black wearers at work.

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      Jul 22, 2011, 10.21 PMby mojo elgin

      Oh, that’s easy! Instead of wearing a top under it, try wearing a black or green shrug or little cardigan over it! That should tone it down enough for the bores…

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    Jul 22, 2011, 05.01 AMby elisana

    lovely!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 05.01 AMby elisana

    lovely!

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      Jul 22, 2011, 05.05 AMby violetsky

      Thank you.

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