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Fitted Floral Dress

Added Dec 24, 2011

by bernieandi

Sydney, Australia






I love a simple fitted dress and I can’t get enough of floral prints.

This is what I am wearing for out family Christmas.

The pattern had a lot of fitting issues. I had to take it in under the arms/aide seams of the bodice and at the hips and fiddle with the straps a lot. I never enjoy that aspect of sewing but it was worth it in the long run.

The dress is fully lined which gives it a nicer finish.

To find out more go to my blog!

Material Notes

Cotton. It is a interesting weave. Its soft and frays a lot. I can’t recall the name of the fabric. At the time this fabric was about $16.95 per meter from spotlight.
Pattern used: Butterick 5601




Garment Type

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  • Jelena_barselona_large

    Mar 5, 2014, 02.08 PMby Jelena Mitic

    From all the pictures I can see you are a pattern lover :) All the works are super good, I really like what you do. All the best!

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    Mar 5, 2014, 05.31 AMby Mokara

    What a gorgeous dress! Unlike you I’m not a big fan of floral prints but seeing this on you I may be converted :))

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Mar 5, 2014, 05.39 AMby bernieandi

      Wow thank you! :)

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    Jan 5, 2012, 03.01 PMby baka-pepica

    great great!!!

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Jan 6, 2012, 12.12 PMby bernieandi

      Thanks a lot.

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    Dec 26, 2011, 02.07 PMby Seeks Corey

    Looks great! Well-fitted and festive.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 10.15 AMby mixtlii

    Oh that dress is so cute! I love the big straps, the back, and the print! Congratulations!

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Dec 25, 2011, 11.17 AMby bernieandi

      Thanks :-) I’m glad you like it.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.16 PMby prettysweet

    This is super cute!

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Dec 25, 2011, 12.26 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you :-)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.32 PMby LaraGa

    Great dress! I just got this pattern for myself, so I’m glad I know what issues to expect from it.

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Dec 25, 2011, 12.26 AMby bernieandi

      Cool. I guess I may not be being totally fair since my fitting issues may be specific to me but they could have been more clear about the strap positioning.

  • Lgdetailclose_large

    Dec 24, 2011, 06.14 AMby deChez

    Very nice…so versatile…you can dress it up or down. I have the same types of fitting issues with strappy tops or dresses, so I know your frustration. Your persistence was well worth it though, the dress looks great.

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Dec 25, 2011, 12.24 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you! I’m glad I am not the only one!

  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Dec 24, 2011, 05.50 AMby schnui

    Your dress is absolutely beautiful and you look gorgeous in it!! As you know I love florals too and your fabric is lovely.I too have fitting issues with strappy dresses and many years ago I discovered that I am short from the bustline to the neck. It could be worth your while to do your exact measurements to a Burda measurement model. It has saved me many hours of frustration. So when I make a Burda pattern up from a magazine or even cut out a commercial pattern I have to reduce the shoulder depth and re-cut the neckline. It doesn’t take long. Have a very Merry Christmas.

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    • Ircontemp_large

      Dec 25, 2011, 12.22 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you :-)
      That is a good idea. I have always wanted to understand how my figure differs and be able to make the appropriate adjustments straight away.
      Merry Christmas to you too and floral fabrics forever!

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