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Floral girly girl dress

Added Dec 30, 2013

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this lovely dress from Simplicity 1610 pattern from a lovely Oscar de la Renta silk twill I purchased from Mood Fabrics online. I lowered the back neckline for a bit more sex appeal and fully lined the dress. I love the pockets and fit and flare of this girly dress and look forward to wearing it to a wedding this summer or a Kentucky Derby party with a giant hat and pretty high heeled shoes. Love this dress!
Update: I just added a photo of a Oscar de la Renta “Saffron” dress made of this same fabric. It retailed for about $3,900! Think of all the money I saved by making my own!

Material Notes

Oscar de la Renta floral silk twill
silk habotai




Garment Type

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  • Lisa6a_large

    Jan 20, 2014, 01.43 AMby poldapop

    LOVE THIS DRESS! The fabric is gorgeous and the simplicity of the style (although I’m sure it wasn’t simple to make!) really showcases the fabric nicely. I bet you look stunning in this!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 20, 2014, 06.33 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much! It was not too bad to make as it is a pretty simple style. It’s all about the fabric really!

  • Madre2_large

    Jan 3, 2014, 04.38 PMby iryc

    Very pretty!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 3, 2014, 10.22 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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    Jan 3, 2014, 03.39 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Beautiful! I love your dress a lot more then the original.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 3, 2014, 06.21 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much, that is very nice of you to say!

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    Jan 2, 2014, 04.15 AMby nrobson

    fantastic dress!

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  • Ellen1_large

    Jan 1, 2014, 04.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! This is Beautiful!! Love the fabric too :)

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 1, 2014, 05.15 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Ellen! I can’t wait to have the occasion to wear it!

    • Ellen1_large

      Jan 1, 2014, 10.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, I can imagine – you will be very Pretty in this dress!

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    Dec 31, 2013, 11.16 AMby chula123

    What a lovely dress ! I can just imagine how wonderful the material must feel on the skin. Love what you did with the back, looks fabulous. When you find the matching hat and high heels, you must post another picture of you wearing it :-)) happy yew year

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    Dec 31, 2013, 10.50 AMby cris orange

    Silk twill from Oscar de la Renta, I’m envious! I always say, a beautiful fabric is half the dress. You did it very well with this fabric, now you have a wonderful Oscar de la Renta-like dress!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 04.36 PMby cris orange

      Look, there is a Oscar de la Renta dress made of this fabric on The Outnet!!! http://www.theoutnet.com/product/412181

    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 04.50 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Cris! You should also order some of this fabric from Mood! It is gorgeous and I’m sure you would make something stunning out of it as well! Even just one yard, it’s 57" wide, it would make a lovely skirt or little top.

    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 04.56 PMby slmnstyle

      Oh wow! Look at that! Thanks for posting the link to this original dress! I also just added a photo of another dress by him in the same fabric that goes for $3,900! I guess it’s a popular fabric for him.

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    Dec 31, 2013, 10.24 AMby liliv-1

    It’s a stunning dress! The fabric is to die for!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 04.48 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much liliv-1! The fabric is beautiful!

  • Burda_large

    Dec 31, 2013, 06.26 AMby izbott

    It’s so pretty. It looks so well made. The material looks so beautiful. You should be proud!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 04.32 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! The material is very beautiful, it really made the dress so special!

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.48 AMby schnui

    This is gorgeous and you are going to look stunning in it. I hope you can find a lovely hat to match. You will win fashions on the field!!!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 03.14 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much schnui! I would love to wear it with one of YOUR gorgeous hats! I did take a millenary class years ago in London. Maybe I should try my skills again and make myself a nice hat, but only on the condition that it turns out like one of your beauties!
      Happy New Year-Stephanie

    • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 04.29 AMby schnui

      Happy New Year to you too. And I am sure you could make a beautiful hat. It is obvious you have excellent dressmaking skills and an eye for detail and fine work. Good luck, Marjorie.

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    Dec 31, 2013, 12.12 AMby Mary Athey

    This is such a gorgeous dress and the fabric is stunning x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 12.56 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Mary! The fabric is so lovely and really makes the dress. I wish I had about 2 yards more as I would love to make another garment out of it.

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    Dec 30, 2013, 11.42 PMby sarahsdaughter

    So glamorous.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 12.58 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! I can’t wait to get all dolled up and wear it somewhere. Now I just need to get invited somewhere :)

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    Dec 30, 2013, 11.38 PMby cchristie

    That really is a statement dress. Fabulous

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Dec 31, 2013, 12.59 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

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