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Charlie Brown Party

Added Jun 10, 2010

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






I discovered this fabric one day at Music City Thrift and knew it had to end up as some kind of Charlie Brown inspired party dress. I did not have a pattern, but just draped and trimmed the bodice until it fit my form perfectly, then edge stitched, and added the matching yellow buttons.

For the skirt I found some remnant knit fabric, made a slightly bubble shape, and added welt pockets for pizazz. On the pockets I attached my favorite ribbon trim, created from my Trim on a Whim tutorial and it gives such a nice color!
I hope to have some dresses picked for a local boutique in Nashville and I am definitely going to bring this one, it screams party!

Material Notes

I adore this crazy cotton print material, and have a bit left that I refuse to throw away…



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Ethnic, Mod, Other, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester

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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.26 AMby joolz & joolz


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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.31 PMby fosteretalk

    I love it. The dress is great.

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    Jun 12, 2010, 05.41 PMby gedwoods

    Very sharp dress, and I love the photo too!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 02.32 PMby ashchaser

    thanks everyone! I couldn’t help but make the Charlie Brown connection, even the register girl at the thrift store said I had to make a Peanuts party dress… So far this is one of my favorite pieces this year and really hope it makes it into that shop!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 11.55 AMby aisther

    Awesome, I love that dress and the fact it’s inspired by charlie brown! Not many people know who he is anymore :)

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    Jun 11, 2010, 11.46 AMby kezi

    Both the dress fabirc is georgous, and love the pockets!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 05.34 AMby carolyn-s

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! The fabric combinations and colours are so striking and beautiful. This is stunning!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.47 PMby brenda42

    Very striking! Love the fabric; glad you chose the dark solid fabric for the skirt – it really makes the yellow pop (and I hate it when people say colors pop, but I will make an exception for this)! :-)

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      Jun 11, 2010, 02.29 PMby ashchaser

      Hey thanks for the exception!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.31 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice dress. I love the blue trim on the pockets.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 08.45 PMby sibeli

    It’s gorgeous!!! I love the fabric combination and cut. I would definitely buy this in a store :-)

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