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Cheery work dress

Added Mar 7, 2010

by dragon-girl

Sydney, Australia






A ‘very easy’ vogue pattern, found the fabric on sale, just enough left to make this dress.

I wanted to find some grey star buttons to sew onto the front..looked everywhere (ok not quite) to no avail so instead, I found a pretty 1930’s button.

Pattern: Very Easy Vogue V8232

Material Notes

Cotton linen blend




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Cotton, Blends, Linen

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    Mar 7, 2010, 09.45 PMby seemane

    Lovely dress – I like the contrasting trim on the bottom.

    Re: finding grey coloured star shaped buttons – maybe you could try making some? Do you have “Fimo” (a polymer modelling-clay you shape & bake in your oven to set it into a hard durable shape) in Australia? You could blend black + white to get the shade of grey you are after perhaps :)

    Here’s some links I found on Google re: using modelling clay to make buttons:- (1) Make Your Own Buttons from Polymer Clay (2) Polymer Clay (Fimo) Button tutorial (YouTube.com video) (3) Over The Rainbow – www.polymerclay.com.au (a polymer clay store in Australia)

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      Mar 20, 2010, 12.23 PMby dragon-girl

      Thanks :)

      Ooo, great idea, using Fimo (yup we have it here) had never crossed my mind. Thanks, definitely something to keep in mind for next time (I have grown to like my little bird bead :) )

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    Mar 7, 2010, 12.14 PMby susanne2011

    This is really beautiful! I might try this pattern as well! :)

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      Mar 20, 2010, 12.25 PMby dragon-girl

      I would definitely recommend this pattern…it was fairly simple and easy to get a good result.

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    Mar 7, 2010, 10.05 AMby wondersew

    really nice. can teach how you sew it. i always love this kind of dress.

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      Mar 20, 2010, 12.26 PMby dragon-girl

      Thanks..I am a novice still..I really only started sewing a bit under a year ago..so if I can do it, anyone can..though I sewed soft toys for 4-5 months before I got up courage to make any clothes

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    Mar 7, 2010, 09.08 AMby masty

    Really nice! I love the withe hem!

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      Mar 20, 2010, 12.27 PMby dragon-girl

      Thanks..though I realised I need more practice with the bias binding :)

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