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Anniversaire Amour

Added Sep 18, 2012

by poppykettle

Melbourne, Austr...






I fell in love with this Eva Franco creation – the Lemon Amour Dress.
So I set about copy-catting it for my birthday this year! I used the bodice from McCalls 5937 (a Laura Ashley pattern) and drafted a full circle skirt in place of the pencil skirt in the pattern which I had pleated with a sunray pleat.

More pictures and details (especially regarding the pleating process!!) here:
seamstress: poppykettle

Material Notes

Made and self-lined from a blush coloured polyester (because it’s perfect for pleating) and a handmade embroidered lace from France as the overlay.




Garment Type

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    Oct 2, 2012, 10.09 PMby candisrrt

    This is the most beautiful I have seen on this site!!! OMG!!! It is gorgeus!!!! I cannot tell you how in love I am wtih this. The color is perfect. The skit is lovely!!! Just beautiful.

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    Oct 2, 2012, 12.20 AMby suzeb

    This dress is to die for. Love it. Well done!

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    Sep 24, 2012, 01.19 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Perfection! A truly marvelous dress.

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    Sep 20, 2012, 05.07 PMby pampula

    wow, your dress is amazing! I’m an incredible fan of pleated fabrics, and my eyes almost dropped when I read that you pleated the fabric yourself (or somebody else..?)! Must go to your blog and find out how… :—)

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    Sep 20, 2012, 01.24 PMby Sieya TheSewingdiva

    Love it…..

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    Sep 20, 2012, 12.23 PMby Vanessa Velasquez


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    Sep 19, 2012, 10.27 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Love it (:

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    Sep 18, 2012, 05.17 PMby chillwear

    Just beautiful!!!

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    Sep 18, 2012, 03.45 PMby wildflower31

    So lovely. I want to know all about the pleating…heading to your blog now.

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    Sep 18, 2012, 12.57 PMby schnui

    Melanie, this is gorgeous and I think you did better than copy catting!! You are so talented with the construction of your outfits and this dress is perfect. Well done.

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    Sep 18, 2012, 10.47 AMby irmchen

    ♥ Lovely ♥

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    Sep 18, 2012, 10.14 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous the.pleating x

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    Sep 18, 2012, 09.59 AMby Chloe' Window

    Wow amazing! I love your version better than the original. You’ve got serious talents!!!

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