"Electric Petunia" Belladone

Added Sep 2, 2013

by Amy Thomas

Leeds, United Ki...

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Description

For the dress I cut a straight 38. It fit almost perfectly out the packet (love it when this happens). I just made a teeny adjustment to the waist position and to the back skirt pieces.

I made the neckline a v-neck like Anna’s latest version as I think that is a touch more flattering on me. For crazy reasons I put in a handpicked lapped zipper. The hem is finished with bias tape turned inside. Plus I added a waistband facing in the same chambray.

Read more about it at my blog http://almondrock.co.uk/the-electric-petunia-belladone-dress/

Material Notes

This is Robert Kaufman’s Interweave Chambray and its definitely bright. It has a really good pink undertone that makes it pop.
Crazily I had the perfect size coordinating purple metal zipper in my stash. Throw in hot pink bias tape everywhere and an old bobbin of “Petunia” sylko thread for my top stitching and my colour scheme was set (remind anyone of My Little Pony?).

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Denim

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.19 PMby cathysews

    Lovely

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    Sep 3, 2013, 12.05 PMby Mary Athey

    The dress is beautiful inside and out, i.love the pink binding and the v neck is more flattering with the back i think it just flows better. My daughter was my.little pony mad and she had them all she , even had one that neighed wben squeezed lol. I made a dress in similiar colours a couple of years ago as they go so well to.gether x

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