First Summer dress of 2013

Added Apr 14, 2013

by janene

London, United K...

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Description

This is a bit of a Franken-dress, made with the bodice of Simplicity 2442 and a dirndl skirt in place of the suggested one. I didn’t rouche the midriff section as there was enough going on with that print! I wanted to achieve a vintage 50s vibe with this dress and I think a photoshoot in the local launderette kinda helped my cause!

The dress is fully lined, including the skirt in a bright red. Careful understitching to ensure it didn’t peek over the top of the bodice.

More info and loads more photos over at ooobop

Material Notes

100% cotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jun 17, 2014, 06.16 AMby libbysharf

    I love your dress! it looks perfect on you. Very fresh and feminine

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    Jul 30, 2013, 12.48 AMby olystyrene

    Just fabulous!

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    Jun 10, 2013, 03.26 PMby missjackieo

    very betty boop ! gorgeous fabric choice , love the shades too .

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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.24 PMby Debs Brinklow

    Nice under stitching, can be a bit fiddly..x

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      Apr 27, 2013, 09.09 PMby janene

      Indeed it can on those curves. I just took it slowly!

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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.22 PMby Debs Brinklow

    This dress looks lovely

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      Apr 27, 2013, 09.09 PMby janene

      Thank you Debs :-)

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    Apr 17, 2013, 07.34 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely, and ready for the sunshine!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.27 PMby janene

      Thank you Loulourosa. Alas the sunshine was shortlived!

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    Apr 15, 2013, 09.59 PMby Debbie Allingham

    Very cute!!! And sexy too. It’s a fabulous fit on you too :)

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.27 PMby janene

      Thank you Debbie. :-)

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    Apr 15, 2013, 01.00 PMby EmmaDarwin

    Awesome love the cross back such a good idea. Sometime halter necks are just not the answer for me. I’m inspired now !

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.28 PMby janene

      Thank you Emma. I agree. I do recommend this pattern.

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    Apr 15, 2013, 10.25 AMby katensew

    I mix and match patterns too ! Useful if you find a bodice that fits well ! Summer where are you ? I haven’t even looked out any summer dresses, but I am making a muslin for one at the moment.

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.29 PMby janene

      Its always a bit of a risk unless you are good at visualising. But its great when it works out! Indeed where is that summer?! Good luck with your dress :-)

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    Apr 15, 2013, 06.00 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    and we wait for the summer to come. now you have a great and cute dress to wait for it too! lovely job!!!!!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.30 PMby janene

      Thank you Ralf. It didn’t last for long. The blossom on the trees look pretty though! :-)

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.30 PMby janene

      Thank you Ralf. It didn’t last for long. The blossom on the trees look pretty though! :-)

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    Apr 15, 2013, 03.14 AMby kisses

    Lovely

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.30 PMby janene

      Thanks you Kisses :-)

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    Apr 15, 2013, 02.04 AMby schnui

    Gorgeous!!!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.31 PMby janene

      Awww… thanks Schnui :-)

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    Apr 15, 2013, 12.34 AMby Mauude

    Oh, it’s so pretty !! :) Well done

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.31 PMby janene

      Thank you Mauude :-)

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    Apr 14, 2013, 09.52 PMby Mary Athey

    oh my word you’ve outdone yourself with this dress. its fabulous . i love everything about it from the bodice to the fabric and fit. your photos are lovely as well and the launderette ones are class xx

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.31 PMby janene

      Thank you so much Mary. He is quite clever that boyf of mine! :-)

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    Apr 14, 2013, 08.41 PMby mokosha

    fabulous!

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      Apr 18, 2013, 11.32 PMby janene

      Thank you Mokosha :-)

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