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Blossom dress + bow

Added Aug 9, 2012

by Sara McKillop






I made this dress for me to wear to a funeral. It was great fun to make and I really took my time and followed every single instruction to the letter – oh, except the zip, which I did the only way I know how! Oh, and the hem, which, I’m sorry, I’m not French seaming and hand sewing! I did, however, press every seam the right way and try it on frequently to check it was fitting!

I’m so proud of it! It’s a Project Runway design (2588), where you have the basic dress shape (either slim or flared skirt) and then can choose a yoke or neckline and ‘designer additions’ – I chose the bow of course! It also has pockets! So cute. Definitely going to be making another in a different style soon!

It was a beautiful flowery fabric for Isla’s funeral – nice and bright to match the meadow she is laid to rest in.

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Material Notes

100% cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Cotton, Blends


Simplicity 2588

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    Aug 9, 2012, 11.02 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress. hope ok after the funeral x

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      Aug 9, 2012, 11.14 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi. just read your blog and i.m so sorry. isla was beautiful. this happened to my friend and her little girl was cassie.your poems are lovely and i.m going to send her the angel one. Take care. xx

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    Aug 9, 2012, 03.39 PMby leokadia

    I wish you much more power for each new day, hands to hold, to understand people and a lot of time and quiet for your soul. (I do not have good English, but I hope I have understood you correctly.) best regards leokadia

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