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Blue and White Laurel Dress

Added Apr 25, 2013

by melissaormonde

Arroyo Grande, C...

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Description

Here’s my submission for the Collette Patterns Laurel Contest. I made it in a blue and white cotton fabric which has a pattern woven in, sort of like a houndstooth. I added a faux peter-pan collar, sleeve, and pocket details and trimmed them with mint green piping and green vintage buttons. I also added 3 inches to the length, slightly lowered and widened the neckline, and added waist darts for a little more shape.

I’ll be posting more details about this project on my blog, Scavenger Hunt, if you’d like to check it out:
scavengerhunttheblog.blogspot.com

Material Notes

cotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Mod, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 1, 2013, 11.45 AMby ink

    You look gorgeous and sexy! I wish that I could wear that cut of dress. You look spectacular! The proportions are spot on,…. Even the collar is just a perfect width… It doesn’t overpower the dress. The dress is very elegant. Great job!

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    May 7, 2013, 12.30 AMby minichiba

    Awesome job! And it is a great combination with your hair:)

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    May 3, 2013, 08.59 AMby 73pctgeek

    It’s beautiful! You look absolutely gorgeous in it!

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    Apr 30, 2013, 08.54 PMby nookie

    gorgeous. love the fabric, colour combos, piping, and sleeve and pocket detailing.

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    Apr 29, 2013, 04.32 AMby sewbutterfly

    You did a lovely job!

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    Apr 29, 2013, 03.40 AMby groovymama

    Wow – it’s fantastic!!

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    Apr 27, 2013, 02.09 AMby huff

    Gorgeous! So beautifully fitted and finished.

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    Apr 27, 2013, 02.09 AMby Leslie Jacqueline

    You did an incredible job, what a lovely dress!

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    Apr 27, 2013, 01.39 AMby thehollywoodsew

    looks great, love the peter pan collar. good luck in the contest :)

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    Apr 26, 2013, 10.57 PMby pamchar

    Beautiful dress!!

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    Apr 26, 2013, 06.55 PMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and its lovely on you x

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    Apr 26, 2013, 04.40 PMby alisonrea

    Beautiful!

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    Apr 26, 2013, 04.00 PMby sewsweetviolets

    Really flattering cut for you. You always make such nice items.

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    Apr 26, 2013, 03.57 PMby zranitelna

    You look beautiful, great work and great inspiration!

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    Apr 26, 2013, 03.06 PMby Tiffany Phares

    I absolutely ADORE this dress! It is so cute! You did a really good job…let me know if you feel like making one to sell ;)

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