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English Patient Dress

Added Apr 7, 2011

by prairieponygirl

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I’ve been saving this vintage fabric for around two years for this dress ! I watched The English Patient a few years ago (which i kinda hated) but, I fell in love with one of Juliette Binoches dresses. It was so pretty and I was totally obsessed with making one for me. Then I found this fabric in my favorite fabric store . (which has now been turned into a quilt shop! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO) So, I told myself that I would save it until I got good at sewing. Then I found the Shari dress which was a perfect pattern for the dress. I changed it just a little, I made the seams on the side so the pretty pattern wouldn’t look funny, I added a side pocket and did the top a little different too. I also hemmed it so it would be a bit higher in the front. I love it when dresses and skirts have that hem. So here is my creation. Hope you guys like. Oh, and I made it a bit bigger so I didn’t have to put in a zipper.

(I made this dress in January. NOw, it’s the perfect weather for it!)

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Grunge

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    Apr 17, 2011, 05.02 PMby prairieponygirl

    Thank you to everyone for such nice words about my dress! <3

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    Apr 9, 2011, 03.39 AMby aluckmann

    Fantastic fabric – this is the perfect project for it. You did a great job with this dress.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 02.37 PMby sunnilj9

    Really lovely! I too am dreading the quilt shop take over! Seems to be happening everywhere! Gorgeous dress and really lovely fabric. Perfect English Patient style!

    xoxo, Sunni

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    Apr 8, 2011, 10.52 AMby psychorat

    It´s so beautiful! and your pictures are great.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 09.04 AMby msgems

    Oooh its lovely. Really nice fabric – I can see why you saved it for something special.

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