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Garden Party Floral Dress

Added Jun 22, 2010

by petitejosette

Vancouver, Canada






This is Dress 115 from BWOF March 2008.

It is actually one of my first projects, i’m kinda posting everything backward here…
I found this pretty flowery fabric in a small store near March St Pierre in Paris, unfortunately it’s closed now.
I had to work a bit more than usual on the fit, I deepened the back darts and took a few cm off the top of the sleeves as it was coming out WAY too puffy. I actually cheated the button loop at the top. It’s supposed to be a fonctional loop but I kinda messed up with the bias binding so I just actually sewed the button on top of the two little bits of bias tape that were sticking out. With the back zipper you don’t actually need to open the button, so that’s fine
The fabric doesn’t have any stretch and it’s not the most comfortable dress but I like the final result…

Material Notes

it’s 100% cotton




Garment Type

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    Apr 21, 2013, 08.17 PMby Yellowcat

    It fits so well! Such a beautiful dress :)

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    Jun 26, 2010, 07.19 PMby smartalex999

    really pretty and cute!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 08.38 PMby helle04

    Very pretty with the flowery fabric. Last week i found this issue at the library and traced this specific pattern as the only one. I cannot wait to make a dress of it. Do you think it will be possible to make the back low cut and leave out the zipper?

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    Jun 24, 2010, 10.29 AMby keren


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    Jun 24, 2010, 01.44 AMby petitejosette

    Thanks for all the compliments ! I didn’t think this dress would be so popular out of all my other projects ! thanks guys !

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    Jun 24, 2010, 12.54 AMby kelepso

    simply beautiful!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 12.27 AMby mardou123

    A beautiful dress with a really great fit. I like it a lot.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 08.51 PMby cantare

    So chic I can barely handle it, what a great dress!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 05.12 PMby gray

    REally cute… again. Damn! I don’t have that issue!!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 02.26 PMby smallfire

    A job well done!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 12.29 PMby scarletdreams

    I really like this dress it would look great on my daughter.. but you look great in it ..

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    Jun 23, 2010, 07.23 AMby susanne2011

    It is gorgeous and, may I say, you have a great figure!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.58 AMby carolyn-s

    This dress is gorgeous!!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 02.13 AMby sunnilj9

    It’s gorgeous and the fit is absolutely fabulous! Lovely color on you!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 01.23 AMby wackyblonde

    It fits you very well.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 12.47 AMby tarrita

    Very pretty and feminine. Perfect for spring, too.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 11.37 PMby missylisha

    That’s so pretty and looks great on you :)!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 11.32 PMby daludestar


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