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Can you tell I like bows dress

Added Jan 15, 2010

by lilybart

Perth, Australia






Sorry about my scowl in the photo, the sun was in my eyes. I am actually very happy to be wearing this dress. I was a bit worried about combining two different but similar fabrics, it often looks like you’ve run out of one or the other (I had, but that’s entirely not the point)!

To see more of my creations, please check out my blog

Material Notes

Back, sleeves, collar and bows – silk/linen blend
Front – wool georgette




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Vintage
Linen, Silk, Wool

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    Apr 1, 2010, 03.44 PMby Elena Perletti

    the more i look at this dress, the more i love it!!!!!!! it’s absolutely fantastic!

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    Mar 31, 2010, 09.26 PMby suzetewilliams

    Goodness me, what a delicious dress! You’re super talented! I love your stuff. Keep them coming.

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    Jan 31, 2010, 01.32 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this looks amazing. im loving all your bows!! they are the best. really like all your stuff! did u use a pattern? if not, you should make it!!!

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      Jan 31, 2010, 02.33 AMby lilybart

      Thanks so much! I looooove this dress. I made my own pattern. I’ve actually got about 6 totally different dresses from the same pattern, am very pleased!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 11.11 AMby barkcloth

    Very well done. Excellent sewing, like a pro.

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    Jan 17, 2010, 03.08 AMby gdac

    You’ve done a fantastic job…. the mix of fabrics is great… and the bows just seal the deal!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 10.20 PMby ms-bow-1

    I love bows!! so cute ♡

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    Jan 16, 2010, 05.02 PMby zozowahine

    Really awesome! The dress fits you really well. If you do figure out how to upload the pattern, you would be accrueing yourself some seriously good sewing karma!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.58 PMby sonjjj

    I love this, it´s so cute:D

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    Jan 16, 2010, 11.00 AMby vintagesweet

    I think i’m in heaven. With a dress that pretty. I have a obsesssion of bows and the colour and fabric work so well.

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    Jan 16, 2010, 09.11 AMby picklelilly

    This is the prettiest dress I’ve seen on this site so far, I would love to make one myself right this minute! Very inspiring.

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    Jan 16, 2010, 03.47 AMby reneebies

    a. this color looks great with your hair and skin. b. bows are so cute i want to vomit. c. where are you getting these patterns?

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      Jan 16, 2010, 04.22 AMby lilybart

      Thanks so much! I make all my own patterns. Sorry I know that answer is annoying! I’ve only just joined this site… but I see people mentioning that they’re uploading patterns… I’m not quite sure how they’re managing to do that, but if I can figure it out I’ll upload some of my patterns. This particular pattern is awesome… I’ve based about 6 things on it (my Joan Holloway dress is one of them).

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      Jan 16, 2010, 04.46 AMby reneebies

      How long have you been sewing for? I would love to be able to make my own patterns but many of my attempts have been major disasters. I wonder how you attempt making patterns or did you go to school to learn it?

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    Jan 16, 2010, 03.34 AMby captainkitsch

    I’m basically in love with this dress. I would wear that beauty every day. ;) Thanks for inspiration!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 02.21 AMby nuiwida23

    Very original! I like not just the contrast between the fabrics, but the blend of vintage feel and modern innovation also.

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    Jan 16, 2010, 01.29 AMby lenarrrd

    I think the contrast works really well! I particularly like the collar :)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 12.08 AMby harmony758

    I love thebows!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 11.55 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    that is PRECIOUS!!! and i quite like the use of similar fabrics even of the same color. it really shows attention to detail when it’s done right!! i mean, it’s not like you made one sleeve out of linen and the other out of georgette. now THAT would be a little off…

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      Jan 16, 2010, 12.37 AMby lilybart

      Thanks! Yeah I’m loving the 2 different fabrics, although I was panicking the entire time I was making it that it would look silly!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 11.37 PMby cottonsilk

    so cute!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 11.11 PMby liejang

    Very cute dress!! ^ 0 ^ I like Ur Hair style!!

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