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Easy Peasy Dress with Kimono sleeves.

Added Jan 26, 2011

by susanne2011

Perth, Australia






So I just moved to Australia from Europe and needed to ship my sewing machines. After 5 agonizing months of waiting they finally arrived. As soon as I set up my new sewing room I started on this quick and dirty project. It’s a simple dress. The sleeves are basically two rectangles, with a dart at the bust. This sewn onto a wasteband, which in turn is sewn onto a simple a-line skirt. I did not even use a zipper, as I managed to squeeze into the dress without (yeah I am also lazy and couldn’t be bothered to insert a zipper). The fabric is nice and thin and I am really in love with the color and pattern, it has a vintage feel. All in all, the dress is super comfortable and ideal for the australian summer, which can be hot, very hot!

Material Notes

Fabric is from Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern Range




Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2011, 07.34 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Great first project to welcome back you sewing machine! Gosh I just got back from NZ and today is terrible! Some new summer dresses are high on my list now too :)

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      Jan 30, 2011, 09.53 AMby susanne2011

      Yes, it’s sooooo hot! Us Europeans really have to get used to it!
      So when it the next BSC meeting? :)

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      Jan 31, 2011, 12.22 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      We are hoping to meet Feb 19th for a special Saturday opening only for our group at Potters Fabrics in West Leederville. Probably at 1:30pm with lunch before hand or afternoon tea afterwards. It’s an amazing store so as soon as it’s all confirmed I’ll be posting it up :)

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      Jan 31, 2011, 03.08 AMby susanne2011

      Ahhhh…sounds great! I live in West Leederville, so will be around the corner for me. Would love to come. You girls are also welcome for tea at my place afterwards, if that is easier. Maybe I can try to drag my friend Rachael there to? (LilyBart here on BS). Well let me know if we can come…

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      Jan 31, 2011, 03.21 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Oh I met Rachael ages ago at the Joveeba sale, she’s so nice, yes please drag her along too :)
      Have you joined the group ning site yet? That’s the best way to keep up with what we’ve been up to and that’s I can send out invites, give a try and let me know if you have any probs :)

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    Jan 26, 2011, 05.48 PMby amaydak

    I love everything about this, from your fabric choice to the pattern. Wonderful job!

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