floral fun

Added Sep 30, 2011

by marnieann

Bungendore, Aust...






First ever dress. First side zip, first lining, first gathering, first fully fitted anything and it came out great. I had to hand sew the last bits of the lining to the zip and gathered section as I couldn’t work out how to do it with my machine. The dress instructions were pretty straightforward…with a little help from you-tube. I omitted the in-seam pocket as it seemed to slightly puff out and ruin the line of the skirt. I used an old white pillowcase for the lining. It required a fair bit of resewing to get the fit right as I don’t have a dress form but with some expert pinning by my fella, I got there.

Material Notes

Japanese cotton lawn



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Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Nov 2, 2011, 12.07 PMby woman

    love it! for a first dress that’s some amazing work there ;-)

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.22 AMby madebymeg

    wow looks great. amazing job for your first dress, or any dress!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 08.20 PMby beccatherine13

    oooh i love it!!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 12.41 PMby schnui

    I really like your dress and you look lovely in it. Well done.

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    Oct 1, 2011, 07.29 AMby klasika

    Nice work! I like the choise of fabric, because it looks so feminine and good on you! (:

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    Oct 1, 2011, 02.48 AMby PeaceLoveTrees

    Beautiful! I’ve been wanting to make a dress like this for a while, but for whatever reason I try my best to avoid zippers and linings. Seeing you tackle all of this for your first dress makes me want to get over my fear and just do it!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 06.24 PMby sallieOh

    such a perfect little dress! i can’t believe you tackled a lining and fitting and a side zip all on your first dress! way to go!

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      Sep 30, 2011, 09.56 PMby marnieann

      Thanks, I’m pretty chuffed. I couldn’t have done it without you-tube and google though! It seems there is a video tutorial for everything.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 04.32 PMby mirjana80

    Beautiful! Love the fabric! :))

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    Sep 30, 2011, 02.37 AMby Susana Escalante

    Muy bien y el ajuste le queda perfecto. Felicidades.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 02.04 AMby carolynsuzanne

    That’s your first dress??! Fantastic! I love the fabric and the fit is perfect! Congratulations

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