Big Deal Birthday Dress

Added Aug 21, 2014


Brisbane, Australia






I’ve had this pattern in the queue for over a year! Love the neckline and the pencil silhouette with the gathers, it’s the broad-shouldered girl’s best friend. Which is why I decided it would make a spectacular birthday dress!

The fabric is a swimsuit lycra, and it’s lined with swimsuit lining so technically this is the perfect pool party dress…I can just jump right in, cocktail in hand!

The pattern itself was mind-boggling at first: 60 pages, 15 pattern pieces and picture-less instructions = major intimidation factor!

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Material Notes

Swimsuit lycra




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Beach, Casual, Classic

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    Sep 16, 2014, 12.04 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Love the color and print! By the way you look great.

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    Aug 29, 2014, 10.04 AMby Irina Schwab

    Just gorgeous x Happy birthday!!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 07.34 PMby mfarmer200

    Holy fantastic! It is amazing and love that you used a swimsuit fabric, how clever! Loved reading your blog post too, you can just feel your triumph over conquering a master piece! :)

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    Aug 28, 2014, 10.55 AMby groovymama

    Hello there gorgeous in the perfect dress!!! You’re the best!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 08.01 AMby nadia r

    Knockout dress!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 07.34 AMby KristinHannon

    Smashing dress, you are very correct about this looking really good on you!

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    Aug 27, 2014, 06.22 PMby rita61

    Awesome dress. Congrats and hope you had a great birthday.

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    Aug 24, 2014, 01.39 PMby LaraLux

    love it!

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    Aug 23, 2014, 12.12 PMby yenny lee

    Hottt love it :D

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    Aug 22, 2014, 05.37 PMby cayacarlina

    It`s perfect, I like it!

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    Aug 22, 2014, 04.08 AMby Allison Page

    It’s a beauty!!!!!!!

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    Aug 22, 2014, 12.52 AMby purplefan

    Practical and fashionable-the multitasking sewist! At least you know the fabric will survive the pool chemicals in case festivities ever get overboard.

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    Aug 21, 2014, 11.13 PMby madamewu

    sexy :)

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    Aug 21, 2014, 10.34 PMby slmnstyle

    Amazing! You look great in it and happy birthday!

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    Aug 21, 2014, 09.08 PMby cchristie

    Very pretty. Hopefully the pattern angst feels worth it, now you have a result.

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    Aug 21, 2014, 06.48 PMby brisehuus

    Lovely dress. You look very beautiful.

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    Aug 21, 2014, 02.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh, I love this! Looks very nice on you :) Congrats on being featured!

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    Aug 21, 2014, 02.08 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks fantastic on you. Gorgeous dress x

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    Aug 21, 2014, 07.42 AMby shelbymustang

    Wow! I never expected this gorgeous dress from this pattern!

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    Aug 21, 2014, 06.16 AMby cris orange

    Very nice!

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