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Gwen's Summer Dress

Added Jun 2, 2009

by sew4my3

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






This baby-doll style dress was made for my daughter, Gwendolyn. I actually made two of these with the first one being to big so I gave it away to a friend. Believe it or not I had enough fabric to do another dress, and I got this one right. This fabric was one with different border prints on each selvedge edge, it is brown with a beautiful design all over in fall colors. I played with the fabric a bit to get the designs lined up around the hem and the bodice. The pattern I used was a Butterick from the 60’s, #6175. The pattern had sleeves that my daughter did not want so I eliminated them. It zips in the back. Gwendolyn added her own belt.

Material Notes

Silky, flowing brown print fabric. Zipper, brown thread.




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    Jan 29, 2010, 10.18 AMby bohemiannow

    Wow this is lovely, I like the way you lined up the fabric!

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    Jun 11, 2009, 09.18 AMby kayceestudios

    This is such a great creation! Beautiful fabric and meticulous matching. Great job!

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    Jun 7, 2009, 02.47 PMby evette

    Beautiful fabric and dress!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 09.39 PMby theluxuriousvagabond

    Fantastic dress! I’ve been toying with the idea of making a dress out of fabric similar to this, and your dress has just convinced me to do so.

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    Jun 3, 2009, 04.03 AMby little-high-little-low

    Very very nice, love the pattern and colours.

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    Jun 3, 2009, 03.45 AMby annagerrbo

    really cute! I love the fabric!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 02.46 AMby anajan

    Another gorgeous dress! Brown shades suite Gwendolyn.

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    Jun 3, 2009, 12.58 AMby lybu

    Lovely dress. The model and the colours suit your daughter perfectly. It was a very good choice to make it for her.

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    Jun 2, 2009, 06.06 PMby hooley

    Gorgeous! It suits her well – I can always spot your creations!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 05.06 PMby sweet-saboo

    It’s just beautiful! The pattern-matching on the back bodice is very pretty too!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 04.07 PMby nutmeg1

    Great dress! I think my mother made this dress back when the pattern was new, in all yellow, with the sleeves! Haha!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 03.24 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love that fabric! Really nice dress. I can see why your daughter didn’t want those sleeves on it though :)

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