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Claire Dress with quilting print and crochet lace

Added Jul 16, 2011

by pcvalery

Orlando, Florida...






This is one of my favorite dresses ever! I ended up making a ton of them as bridesmaid dresses for day weddings this season. The pattern is a very basic princess bodice dress. The only adjustment I made was in the skirt. The dress is made of a quilting fabric which doesn’t drape as well as apparel fabric so I made the skirt a little less full.

This dress features a strapless princess bodice with an empire cut. The shell and lining are both made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton – I used a lightweight cotton broadcloth in natural as the lining and I only lined the bodice and waist. The bodice has boning at the seams for structure and support. It has a beautiful 3" crochet trim at the hem and and zips up the center back with an invisible zipper.

Material Notes

100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton lining, 3" cotton crochet lace, invisible zipper, plastic boning




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Casual
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.57 AMby toupinette

    very well made and fit you well! love it!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 06.20 PMby baka-pepica

    so good!!! it is really perfect fit

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    Jul 17, 2011, 02.19 PMby peaches2218

    The overall look is spot on. The fit is perfect, and that trim, gorgeous in itself, makes a simple cotton dress much prettier.

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    Jul 17, 2011, 10.06 AMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    This dress is so cute!! I’m feeling very inspired. I love little floral dresses for summer. Great job!

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    Jul 17, 2011, 09.54 AMby laurii

    it’s beautiful and you look gorgeous in the dress! x

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    Jul 16, 2011, 09.04 PMby L2S

    It’s so laid back yet so fancy at the same time with the lacy bottom trim. I imagine there’s a lot of room for dressing it up and dressing it down. Nice job!

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    Jul 16, 2011, 07.13 PMby ganemtore

    Love this dress and the fabric. Très élégant!

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