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Fantastic Mrs. Fox

Added Apr 1, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...

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Description

For those of you who have seen the movie and were equally smitten with Felicity Fox, here is my version of her dress. I used a vintage pattern (Simplicity 7242) , not an exact replica, but close enough for me. I had to hand paint all those apples as I could not find the fabric, which probably doesn’t even exist. I still need to add the button on the collar too. I just couldn’t wait to share with you. This dress makes me very happy. This is why I sew!

Material Notes

Organic cotton. Hand painted apples.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 9, 2014, 02.56 PMby Alicia Weaver

    would you consider selling this dress?

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    Jul 29, 2014, 02.30 PMby sxc1038

    Would you be willing to make another and sell this? I would love to wear it for Halloween

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    Oct 9, 2013, 08.50 PMby Stephanie Sims

    Hi are you willing to sell this? I am in love with it!

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      Oct 11, 2013, 02.43 AMby rifka

      Hi – I don’t have it anymore! Do you sew? The pattern was easy enough to follow. If your not in a hurry, I’d consider making another. Feel free to email me directly. Rebecka.atwell@gmail.com

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    Jan 26, 2011, 09.35 AMby junespoon

    just gorgeous!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 01.23 PMby sophielophie

    This is a perfect replica of Mrs Fox’s dress! I was just going to ask where you got the fabric from, it is hard to believe you have hand painted the apples, you did such a good job! A fab dress from a great movie.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.12 PMby candyjoyce

    Your apples look perfectly spaced and perfectly painted. This is a really great dress.

    Candy

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    Apr 20, 2010, 11.36 AMby allyoop

    How cute is that? I love that you just took off on a design and made it from scratch! Are you a teacher? I can just see a teacher wearing this.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 03.55 AMby meghie

    Love it! :o)

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    Apr 6, 2010, 07.05 PMby rebeccaaa

    Fab-u-lous!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 02.59 PMby daze

    Oh my I want this so much! I LOVE the fact that the apples are hand painted!! Amazing.

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    Apr 5, 2010, 02.38 AMby loveliette

    this makes me very happy! now i want to see the movie. :) you did a wonderful job!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 12.57 AMby felixknits

    very cute dress…

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.53 PMby gunks

    I loved the movie and your dress is adorable. Just the thought of painting all those apples scares me. Your patience is admirable. I would have got frustrated halfway through the painting process and probably cut out a stamp. Great job.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.56 PMby Barbara Eccles

    what a fab dress and i love the film too

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    Apr 4, 2010, 02.56 PMby alicelidell

    it’s beautiful. i love it!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 02.01 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    Awesome!!! I have been dreaming about making a dress like Mrs. Fox since seeing the movie. I loved the movie, but the dress stuck in my head for months. I just couldn’t find fabric that would work. Painting the Apples! You are amazing and the dress is P E R F E C T!! You created something that I have only dreamed about. You Rock!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.24 AMby tabs

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! Gosh the yoke is a nice touch, stops the high neck from looking too puritan. I think I’ve got that old Simplicity pattern somewhere too – now to dig it out and use it for something (although it could possibly be as nice as this).

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    Apr 3, 2010, 08.42 PMby stephaniemorgan

    brilliant!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.43 PMby denise2003

    That is so cute! You did a fantastic job on it, too! Very professional hand painting job, it must have taken some work. I haven’t seen the movie, but maybe I should.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.28 PMby nouvellegamine

    yay! this is so cute! i can’t believe you hand painted the apples. they’re so even, you did an amazing job :D

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    Apr 3, 2010, 04.03 PMby cupcakedreammachine

    Gasp! This is beautiful, and with a paper mache fox mask? I think this has to be my halloween costume!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.42 AMby ssarryo

    Wow, how cool. How simple, and functional. I like it.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 05.20 AMby bobina

    YOU are inspiring, thank you!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 02.52 AMby jpink

    this is just too perfect. i love it!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 02.31 AMby alexblack

    amazing!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 01.22 AMby india

    HAND PAINTED THE APPLES!!?? wowee. What an amazing the job!!! I just saw the movie (great movie, btw)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 09.25 PMby learning-to-fly

    Oh it’s cute… as for movie inspiration – Alice in Wonderland is worth seeing for the dresses alone!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 08.11 PMby emily-marie

    so good! i love that it could be styled for everyday or halloween. mrs. fox is certainly an admirable role model :)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 08.02 PMby in-stockholm

    Adorable!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 07.16 PMby seasidelaundry

    What a clever undertaking-nothing stopped you, even the apple print. You deserve an Oscar!

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