Amy Floral Dress with cotton fabric

Added Sep 14, 2011

by pcvalery

Orlando, Florida...

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Description

I’ve been really into florals lately – I found this cotton calico at the fabric store a few weeks ago and really though it looked a little bit like tablecloth fabric but couldn’t help but wonder how it would look as a dress.

I made it into a super simple fitted princess seam bodice – the skirt is very simple, it’s just a gathered rectangle. I added an invisible zipper up the center back and fully lined the dress – I always see these unlined and wonder why people don’t line them – I actually find this style easier to make when it’s lined – and it looks so much more professional. For cotton dresses I really like using cotton/poly broadcloth – it’s super lightweight, carried at every fabric/quilting shop and it doesn’t wrinkle!

Material Notes

cotton calico fabric, thread, broadcloth lining, invisible zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Oct 3, 2011, 05.08 AMby woman

    very pretty, what a cheery fabric, love it! :D

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    Sep 30, 2011, 02.45 PMby wildcatspow

    Really, really cute!

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    Sep 29, 2011, 02.07 PMby liz1611

    lovely dress. perfect color for cheering you up. congratulations on the feature!

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    Sep 29, 2011, 05.35 AMby ndimi

    Thanks for the lining tip, I would never have thought of using broadcloth as a lining!

    The dress is gorgeous.

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    Sep 28, 2011, 06.43 PMby Fletcher & Fenn

    Love it!!!! Lokks great!!!!!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 03.47 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, love it! Congrats on being the member project of the week! (:

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    Sep 16, 2011, 03.17 AMby pcvalery

    Thanks for all the nice feedback! Although I have to mention I’m not the girl in the dress – it’s a model. Besides making clothes I also like taking pictures :D

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    Sep 15, 2011, 04.07 PMby Pepper Toast

    Very pretty. That fabric is really vibrant and cheery. Makes me want orange ice cream!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 01.12 PMby melissalexandar

    Yes I agree with all!! Plus that color and print look amazing on you!! YAY for color and easy to find fabrics :)

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    Sep 15, 2011, 12.31 PMby Kathy Lamont

    This is sooo gorgeous! The colour of the fabric is so refreshing and the style of the dress is so pretty. well done!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 05.31 AMby Phamburger

    It’s beautiful! And you’re very pretty :D

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    Sep 15, 2011, 03.30 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cute! I love the floral pattern.

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    Sep 14, 2011, 11.20 PMby WhisperingPines

    This looks awesome! I like the design of the dress- I will definitely have to make one soon! Also I love the detailed description you gave- no one does that anymore! : )

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