Floral Swishy Dress

Added May 6, 2013

by c1arabe11e

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Hope you like my new dress! I created the pattern myself! I pinned, snipped and drew tissue on my dress form until I got the shape of bodice that I wanted. The skirt is a circle skirt made in 2 halves. I am still planning to add a ribbon below the bodice and a lace trim to the bottom. The straps sit at an angle at the back but don’t cross.

If you’d like to know any more about how I went about it, check my blog http://squintyseam.blogspot.com
I am going to work on instructions and will take a picture and measurements of my pattern pieces when I have a minute. I hope I make it again and improve it further.

Material Notes

Amy butler tumble roses cotton… Ps the selvage of this fabric was too narrow to make the dress I initially intended, hence why I created my own instead.

My dress has a small petticoat under it.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    May 9, 2013, 10.27 AMby Joanna Krzak

    Fabric is great!!

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      May 11, 2013, 07.06 PMby c1arabe11e

      I know! I just had to have it! The dress is completely finished now. I wore it out last night.

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    May 8, 2013, 11.51 PMby shelley Lewis

    Just lovely. I really love the print of the fabric. It’s so cheery and you couldn’t help but be happy wearing it!

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      May 9, 2013, 06.34 AMby c1arabe11e

      Thank you! Well, am wearing it on Friday so I can let you know how cheery I am then! :-)

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    May 7, 2013, 12.30 AMby Angie H

    very cute…I am sure you will be very cute in it. Can’t wait until I have enough skill to draft my own pattern. Well done!

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      May 7, 2013, 05.51 AMby c1arabe11e

      Thank you! I’m not skilled enough to draft it using all the technical stuff… I simply played about with tissue paper on my shape until it fit. You should give it a go! X

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    May 6, 2013, 09.31 PMby LinnaeDesign

    Very cute! Beautiful fabric!

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      May 6, 2013, 09.35 PMby c1arabe11e

      Thanks! I fell in love with the fabric and have just been desperate to use it! X

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    May 6, 2013, 09.13 PMby Mary Athey

    you did a fab job on this. the fabrics gorgeous x

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      May 6, 2013, 09.36 PMby c1arabe11e

      Thanks Mary! I am super pleased with myself grin x

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    May 6, 2013, 08.57 PMby liliv-1

    Very pretty dress! I like the floral print looks very nice with this pattern. And you made this pattern yourself!! Nice work!

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      May 6, 2013, 09.37 PMby c1arabe11e

      Cheers! I love it. It is not perfect… Still got tweaking to do, but can’t believe I managed to create a pattern! Lol x

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    May 6, 2013, 08.57 PMby liliv-1

    Very pretty dress! I like the floral print looks very nice with this pattern. And you made this pattern yourself!! Nice work!

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    May 6, 2013, 08.40 PMby asperge11

    Very pretty!

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      May 6, 2013, 08.57 PMby c1arabe11e

      Thanks so much! Very chuffed with it! X

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