Feathers & Flowers

Added Sep 27, 2012

by Ezzles

Sydney, Australia

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Description

I found this great purple border print cotton at the wondrous Fabric Cave in Sydney awhile back, for the bargain price of $12 for the 4m piece. With this much fabric I decided a maxi dress would be the way to go!

I made this over two evenings, finally finishing at 11.30pm the night before wanting to wear it to Floriade in Canberra. As a result, I’ve already ripped the right strap out and need to fix that up! But that’s ok, because as usual for me the straps are too long and needed adjusting anyway.

Photos taken by pambox, at Commonwealth Park in Canberra.

Material Notes

Pattern is Butterick 5181

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Oct 8, 2012, 01.32 PMby 20beverly08

    beautiful dress. well-tailored fit. looks great. beautiful fabric.

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      Oct 9, 2012, 11.05 AMby Ezzles

      Thanks! I had to add some extra darts to the bodice, because it wanted to gape open under my arms when made to the pattern. I’m much happier with it like this!

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    Sep 28, 2012, 02.38 AMby Jenny Lee

    looks great, did you come up with the pattern yourself ?

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      Sep 28, 2012, 03.15 AMby Ezzles

      Thanks! No, my skills aren’t up to making patterns yet. I used Butterick 5181

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    Sep 27, 2012, 05.32 PMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress with lovely fabric x

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      Sep 28, 2012, 03.15 AMby Ezzles

      Thank you!

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    Sep 27, 2012, 12.36 PMby Douli Bee

    I love it!!! The fabric is marvelous, and you did a great job with it! :-)

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      Sep 28, 2012, 03.15 AMby Ezzles

      Thanks!

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