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Cool Cool Breeze Dress

Added Sep 10, 2009

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...






Based on the Hot Hot Heat Dress by Marry, I used her tutorial on making the bodice, instead of the new Maryy pattern since I enjoy working without a pattern. The skirt didn’t come out quite how I wanted because the cotton sateen I used was a little too stiff, but I like it anyway. It should get a lot of wear to spring dinner parties next year, hence the name ;-).

Material Notes

Remnant printed cotton for the bodice and a dusty rose colored cotton sateen for the skirt. Used some buttons leftover from another project for closure. The dress cost less then $4 to make!




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic


"Hot Hot Heat Dress":

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    Mar 26, 2010, 10.01 PMby claraverde


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    Mar 19, 2010, 11.18 AMby lulubelle9

    Love the colours :-) well done.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 10.40 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    ujuuu!! y love it…i can’t love enough maryy!!! jejeje…hot hot HOT dress is an ispiration to us many

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    Sep 12, 2009, 04.16 AMby vintagesweet

    Very cute. The fabric is a good choice.

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    Sep 11, 2009, 02.47 AMby sammy09

    its so pretty, and it looks incredible on you :)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 12.57 AMby chi9wa

    Beautiful ! I love it !

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    Sep 10, 2009, 11.14 PMby gillthecat

    very nice, i might attempt this meself, ive just been making baby clothes as they are easy i need to make the leap to full size, is it buttoned up back on bodice or skirt ??

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      Sep 11, 2009, 03.38 PMby corduroycoat

      Mine has the button closure in the center back of the bodice. But you could definitely do a zipper in the back or at the side. I would also recommend using a lighter weight fabric for the skirt then I did, it will be easier to gather and it would have better drape.

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    Sep 10, 2009, 07.28 PMby fabricaddict

    I love your dress! beautiful fabrics!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 04.34 PMby ohjoy

    its adorable. i love the print, it looks great on you too

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