Cup-cake birthday dress!

Added May 25, 2010

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway

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Description

I’ve talked for ages about throwing a cup-cake party, but I never got the dress finished… Well, deadlines are what works for me apparently! This only took me two days, and the occasion (deadline) was my birthday! I invited my great girlfriends over for cup-cakes and coffee, and the cup-cake dress felt perfect! The pattern is as usual based my own basic block from the course I did at London College of Fashion last year. I cut a 3/4 circle skirt with pockets, and chose to make a front seam and straight grain in the middle of each panel in order to avoid strange looking pattern (like my amanita dress). All I need now is a petticoat!

Material Notes

Gorgeous cotton from Robert Kaufman, ‘Sweet Tooth’.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Geek, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 31, 2011, 05.09 AMby xraffaelax

    this is great! i’m thinking about making a cupcake-dress about months but i thought maybe it’s a little bit too much. But when i look at your dress, it makes me want one for myself, especially for serving cupcakes ;)

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    Feb 2, 2011, 09.07 AMby baka-pepica

    Really really cool!!!

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    May 28, 2010, 05.51 PMby flowergirl22

    hm thats making me hungry now,, any one ha ago and took a bite,, its great.

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    May 28, 2010, 03.17 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s seriously darling and I totally love it! Great cupcake fabric with that wonderful green peekaboo fabric detail! Happy happy birthday!

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      May 28, 2010, 04.27 PMby frkbustad

      Thank you! I’m very happy with it, and I’m wearing it today also… makes me feel like springtime inside my head!

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    May 28, 2010, 06.30 AMby lottatroublemaker

    Grattis med dagen, på etterskudd… :) Elsker kjolen din, både snitt og stoff! Det grønne stoffet gjorde virkelig susen, tar kjolen opp et stort hakk, det er sikkert! :) Ditt bursdagsbord var også kjempefint, du minte meg på at jeg bruker arveserviset mitt altfor sjeldent!!! De gamle koppene virkelig gjør bordet!!! Og nå fikk jeg såååå lyst på muffins… Mmmm…. :)

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      May 28, 2010, 04.26 PMby frkbustad

      Takk skal du ha! Jeg er enig med det grønne stoffet, at det gjør kjolen litt mer “nedpå-jorda” og anvendelig. Arveservise er gøy! Bruk det mer og inviter på kaffeslabberas!

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    May 27, 2010, 07.58 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    OMG. There are no words to describe how much I love this dress.

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    May 26, 2010, 10.00 PMby missdandy

    I love the 1950s vibe of this dress! The cupcake print is fab, and I really like the contrasting green fabric on the collar and buttons.

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    May 26, 2010, 07.40 PMby Elisabeth Snider

    Ahhhh! I want to nom your dress!

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    May 26, 2010, 01.11 PMby laurii

    sweet dress and happy birthday:) !

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    May 26, 2010, 12.44 PMby melisloppa

    Så fantastisk kjole og gratulerer så mye med vel overstått! Og har du foret hele overdelen? Men det skjørtet, det er rundskåret, men ikke en hel sirkel.. så det er to 3/4 sirkler satt sammen til en? Nei. Ser ikke hvor sømmene i skjørtet er ut fra bildene og hvordan får du muffinsene til å være i lik høyde hele veien rundt? Flott jobb, og du har ikke vurdert å tjene litt penger på sømmen din i Bergen? Jeg tror du kunne tjent gode penger hvis du ikke allerede gjør det!

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      May 26, 2010, 09.43 PMby frkbustad

      OioiOI! Takk skal du ha for fine ting du sier! Overdelen er ikke foret, bare med belegg. Og skjørtet er en 3/4 sirkel ja. Søm midt foran/midt bak og i sidene. Hm. Jeg tror jeg kan lage en enkel tutorial på dette, for særlig komplisert er det ikke. Og penger på søm? Skumle greier… Terskelen for å bli fornøyd er så mye høyere når jeg syr til andre… og ingen har lagt inn bud!

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    May 26, 2010, 10.01 AMby elegant-impressions

    Happy Birthday! :-) And congratulations on your dress! :-) GREAT dress and GREAT presentation all in all. immi.

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    May 26, 2010, 09.48 AMby carolyn-s

    This is beautiful! I love this interesting fabric, and your dress is perfect for a party. Hope you had a happy birthday!

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      May 26, 2010, 09.45 PMby frkbustad

      Thank you! I sure did have a happy birthday (check my blog!)

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    May 26, 2010, 09.44 AMby kiwistitcher

    love the dress :)

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    May 26, 2010, 08.23 AMby frankiesoup

    LOVE the dress! And the cupcakes! Looks like a really fun party! :D

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    May 26, 2010, 07.30 AMby apfelbluete

    beautiful! I have been waiting for your new creation. :-) and it was worth it! In my opinion, this dress does not need a petticoat!

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      May 26, 2010, 09.46 PMby frkbustad

      Oh, thanks… I know it’s been such a long time since last creation (I’m glad that was the flamingo shirt!), but I do have some unfinished (less fun) objects lying around. Hope to finish them during a couple of weeks!

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    May 26, 2010, 06.56 AMby lenarrrd

    So cute! I love the contrast print – Happy Birthday :D

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    May 26, 2010, 06.24 AMby mitmit

    Tillader mig lige at skrive på dansk ;-) Hvor er den bare helt vidunderlig, din kjole! Hvor har du fundet stoffet? Danmark er bare SÅ dødt lige nu, når det kommer til stof, men det koster jo ikke det vilde, at få ting sendt ned fra Norge :-)

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      May 26, 2010, 07.11 AMby frkbustad

      Tusen takk! Jeg har kjøpt stoffet fra USA via http://www.littlecherubsheirloom.com/store/
      Norge har jo bare Stoff&Stil nå, så jeg ser mot Danmark og UK når jeg handler stoffer…

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      May 26, 2010, 08.10 AMby mitmit

      Tak ;-) Foruden stof og stil, er der stof2000.dk og fjoelner.dk. Den sidste er måske lidt dyrere, men de har alle mulige sjove og fine ting, så måske det lige er noget? Ellers er det også så som så med udvalget i DK. Er heldig, at jeg skal til London engang over sommeren. Der skal hentes inspiration og handles stof i store mængder :-)

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      May 26, 2010, 09.51 PMby frkbustad

      Sorry, didn’t meen to mark above comment from mitmit as inappropriate!

      London har noen veldig gode stoffbutikker! Om du ikke kjenner London så godt, må du bare spørre/sjekke bloggen min! Jeg har gode tips, for jeg reiser til London 1-2 ganger om året!

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      May 27, 2010, 08.14 AMby mitmit

      Det er helt ok. Kan godt leve med markeringen ;-)
      Jamen, det lyder da dejligt!
      Kan godt være, at jeg lige skriver inden jeg tager afsted, så.
      Har en gammel veninde, der har systue i Kbh, der har boet i London, men snakker ikke så meget med hende mere, så det er da rigtig cool, at jeg må skrive!

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    May 26, 2010, 06.06 AMby mixtlii

    So cute! I loooove cupcakes!

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    May 26, 2010, 04.03 AMby nessys

    How gorgeous is this dress!! That print is a hoot, and impressive trickery to make the pattern look nice!! That green contrast is lovely too. So very sweet you look – and what’s not to like about cup-cakes!

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      May 26, 2010, 07.09 AMby frkbustad

      Thank you! I really like the green contrast. It makes it a little bit calmer…

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    May 26, 2010, 02.48 AMby ivorykohl

    I love the dress, what a sweet classic look. I looked at the pictures of the eatable ones and I could literally smell butter-cream…mmm..cupcakes. I bet they were great! And what a fun idea for a party!

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    May 26, 2010, 02.43 AMby cface23

    Happy Birthday! I love the fabric and the dress that came out of it! Lovely!

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    May 25, 2010, 10.59 PMby seussian

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Cha-cha-cha) Honestly, this dess is so cute and darling! I want to have a cupcake birthay party now. =) I love the colors, God blss you,M

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    May 25, 2010, 09.34 PMby zickzack

    Ah, perfect! Great fabric, just perfect for a cupcake birthdaypartydress! I’m sure you had fun wearing it (and will have fun wearing it in the future) !

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      May 26, 2010, 07.08 AMby frkbustad

      I sure hope so, because I felt like a cupcake myself. Perfect for summer days and picnic!

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    May 25, 2010, 09.28 PMby tamezdc

    Very, very nice birthday dress. Happy belated birthday!

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      May 26, 2010, 07.08 AMby frkbustad

      Thanks! No belated at all, my birthday was yesterday, after all… :)

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