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Apples dress

Added Sep 9, 2008

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I think I’ve wanted too many things when I started sewing this colourful cotton fabric; pipings, collar, princess seam, ruffles. It ended looking like a toddler dress, and when I put it on, it looked so costumey. So it went back to the sewing room again.

I just chopped off the old bodice and made a new one. Fortunately I’m on the small side, so the scraps are enough for a whole new bodice. This time, I only played with a little pleats on the button area and use bindings to finish the neckline and armholes.
There. Now I’m happy.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.27 AMby nataliepie

    Love it so much! wish I cculd have a pattern for this!

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    Jan 25, 2009, 04.14 PMby lkeogan

    Gorgeous! It really suits you. Love your tights as well, you look amazing :]

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    Oct 15, 2008, 12.17 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    LOVE IT!

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    Oct 5, 2008, 06.01 PMby sewdelightful

    love it love it love it love it….

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    Sep 15, 2008, 05.29 AMby lybu

    wow. what a lovely dress. the fabric makes it special

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    Sep 15, 2008, 01.26 AMby cassielouise

    Great dress (and tights!) – it strikes the balance between cute without being cloying very well… and that’s a nice recovery from the first version too too. I made a similar mistake with a dress last year (peterpan collars and puff sleeves aren’t great at my age!), and I couldn’t face going back to it so lurking in the back of a cupboard now. :o(

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    Sep 12, 2008, 12.59 AMby daniellebrandon

    lovely! i wish i could whip out sth as good as that. :p still learning…

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    Sep 10, 2008, 07.15 PMby emrichkh

    Looks wonderful! The initial result did look a bit too young but it would be a wonderful set for a hip mom and her little one! Love the pleating that you ended up doing. Your craftsmanship is wonderful. Nice work.

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    Sep 10, 2008, 12.54 PMby laurertheexplorer

    this dress is tooo sweet!!

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    Sep 10, 2008, 12.28 AMby toupinette

    waouh! that’s a great dress! i love it!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 05.10 PMby whimsykid

    Love the whole outfit, it’s whimsical and playful in a good way!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 01.09 PMby nimblefingers

    ha! that’s adorable. i like the ruffles/pleats at the top, around the buttons.

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    Sep 9, 2008, 01.08 PMby karencilla

    OMG this is adorable! i love the whole oufit and you look amazing with it!! you go girl!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 12.13 PMby calicocouture

    It looks adorable on you! I love the yellow tights and colored shoes with it too. =D

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    Sep 9, 2008, 11.27 AMby merita

    Daisukiiiii! Where did you find this cute material? I love clothes with fruit on it.

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    Sep 9, 2008, 10.38 AMby adys

    this dress is so cute and it’s so neatly made (pleats on the botton area) and everythig! yellow tights and tuquoise shoes are so trendy!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 09.44 AMby teaandcake

    This is really pretty and it looks great with the yellow tights.

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    Sep 9, 2008, 06.53 AMby fashion1

    that’s so cute! love the fabric and the pattern! you can be very happy!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 05.46 AMby carottesauvage

    Waoa this so eye catching! I love the tights too!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 05.41 AMby emilykate

    Oh this is CUTE! not childish at all, just fun and happy and fresh! well done!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 05.12 AMby Vivat Veritas

    this dress is adorable!!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 03.50 AMby polychromatin

    You look great in it! Very sweet dress!

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    Sep 9, 2008, 03.07 AMby kamelia

    That is very very cute…, the fabric is very sweet!

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