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Animal Print Bow Dress

Added Jan 20, 2013

by iheartfabric

Qld, Australia






This dress was pretty simple and I really loved the end result being fully lined, slim fitting, front pleats with cute little bow. I ended up making two versions of this dress one using stretch cotton and the second using wool. One for summer and one for winter!

I love this style of dress it turned out really lovely and better than I could have hoped. Also thinking this might make a nice bridesmaid dress so I may need to look out for some material to match this pattern!

To see more photos please visit my blog.

Material Notes

Cotton & Wool for these two versions




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Suiting

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.02 PMby slmnstyle

    Such great dresses, nice job!

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    Jan 20, 2013, 01.25 PMby alessandra69

    bella la versione nera!

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    Jan 20, 2013, 11.53 AMby schnui

    These are both beautiful and look so good on you. This dress will make a lovely bridesmaid dress. Have you been to ‘Selective Fine Fabrics’ at Underwood ? I bought my daughter’s wedding dress and bridesmaid fabric there. So much to choose from.

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      Jan 21, 2013, 09.08 PMby iheartfabric

      I have been there and I agree they have so much. I went to the summer park fabric shop and bought my bridal lace. That’s so awesome you got your daughters bridal l lace there did you make them yourself? I’m getting my bridal dress made but making the bridesmaids dresses.

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    Jan 20, 2013, 10.24 AMby Mary Athey

    Just.gorgeous. I love both versions.on you. This.would look a rich.satin fabric. I think I have this pattern. I ‘ll be searching in my pattern cabinet later lol and I.ll be buying it if i hav’nt. Great job x

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      Jan 21, 2013, 09.05 PMby iheartfabric

      Thanks Mary! Hehe I’m glad that you want to make this dress too now its great I def rate it out of vogue patterns. I think there will be plenty more versions to come from me in this dress and the satin fabric sounds like a great idea!

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      Jan 21, 2013, 09.52 PMby Mary Athey

      I checked and.the one gots similiar,its donna karan v1087. Booooo lol. The.v1087,s lovely as well. I have loads so its easy to forget if I have one or not. I hoard them like my fabric lol. I.ll buy myself it though. Have you.seen my red sparkley dress butterick 5814 and. The blue ruffle one new look 6123? Both,patterns are fabulous and you.d suit them xx

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