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Betsey Johnson Inspired Floral Explosion Dress

Added Jul 13, 2011

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...






I decided to take up Sew Weekly’s challenge from last week: sew something inspired by an American designer. I chose to emulate Betsey Johnson’s whimsical, feminine, embellished style with vintage hints.

Blogged here.

Material Notes

Thrifted bedsheets for both shell and lining, peach zipper, rose lace trim




Garment Type

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.24 PMby LimeSoda

    Yes, this is very well-crafted and the choice of fabric and the details are just really, really wonderful. The only thing is I believe this beautiful dress as executed is suited more for a young girl verses an adult woman.

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    Jul 16, 2011, 11.28 PMby flowergirl22

    oh how cute,,, great dress

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    Jul 14, 2011, 05.11 PMby pumpkinpatches

    just adorable and well done :)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.33 PMby mkonieczki


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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.41 AMby missycas17

    very nice, the fit is great, and I really like the fabric.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 01.59 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i agree with the below statement! it looks so beautifully made! I just read through your blog. all your work i think has paid off, and it looks like it fits you perfectly! i love the way you’ve laid out the pattern. its all too wonderful! p.s. im well impressed by the hand sewn zipper.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 08.16 PMby nouvellegamine

    woah- this is epic. very beautiful & well crafted.

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