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Hello, Ginko! Mini-Dress

Added May 2, 2010

by benew

Vallejo, Califor...






My second dress! Simplicity Pattern 2951, which was originally going to be African Print before I had a construction nightmare and had to purchase brand new fabric two days before my deadline. As I was working, it seemed way-way-way too plain, so I decided to add a skirt lining and attach lace trim to said lining in order to create a peekaboo effect behind the outside hem.

(laughs) I can’t show you the back; because then I’d have to kill you.

Material Notes

100% Cotton Ginko Print in an art deco style is just too lovely to pass up. The lace trim I just so happened to have in my sewing box. Boning in the bodice side seams to give it some shape.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Romantic
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Rayon

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    May 4, 2010, 08.10 PMby tontondiva

    This is very pretty! I like the lace trim on the botton as well! Good Job!

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    May 4, 2010, 02.13 AMby pcvalery

    It’s so pretty! I love the fabric and I especially like the little pearl detail!

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      May 4, 2010, 05.02 AMby benew

      Oh Thank You! Those little pearl buttons were great luck. I found them in my mother’s old sewing desk.

      She probably bought them in the seventies when she actually sewed! (_)

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    May 3, 2010, 11.07 PMby lemonilla

    soo cute!

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    May 3, 2010, 05.58 PMby nhouse

    super cute. i love the details on the bust!

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    May 3, 2010, 08.28 AMby bttn

    very cute dress!

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    May 3, 2010, 08.26 AMby ladysophie

    thats really nice!

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    May 3, 2010, 07.05 AMby lizah

    I love it! adorable.

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    May 3, 2010, 04.32 AMby juneandjuly

    So lovely!

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    May 3, 2010, 04.15 AMby marloncosta

    Nice print! Nice design! Really cool summer dress!

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    May 3, 2010, 02.56 AMby biza

    Adorable! The quilting shop my mom works at sells the same fabric. (:

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      May 4, 2010, 05.05 AMby benew

      Omagash…I’d love to have a quilt draped with it, come to think about it.

      Haha, since your mom works at a quilting shop do you get great fabrics on sale then?? Gifts of fabric every holiday? :laughs:

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      May 5, 2010, 04.53 AMby biza

      Yeah! That’s one of the reasons she works there. (;
      It’s awesome to get fabrics at sale prices all the time. He he he.

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    May 3, 2010, 02.45 AMby darcyfarcy


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      May 4, 2010, 05.06 AMby benew

      Thank you!!! hahaha.

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    May 3, 2010, 02.27 AMby livie12

    that dress is really cute!

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    May 2, 2010, 09.34 PMby nattyjane

    That is a very pretty dress. I especially like the peekaboo lace.

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    May 2, 2010, 09.14 PMby cd909

    This is so gorgeous!

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    May 2, 2010, 09.14 PMby nenasew

    Very pretty dress. I think the lace at the hem is darling.

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      May 4, 2010, 05.07 AMby benew

      Thank you so much! It was really a gamble but I think it gave it so much charm. :smiles:

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    May 2, 2010, 08.31 PMby nettie

    It’s lovely!

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    May 2, 2010, 06.27 PMby aisther

    So lovely :D great job!

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    May 2, 2010, 06.26 PMby simo-1

    Lovely dress!

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    May 2, 2010, 06.11 PMby zickzack

    It is beautiful! Love the ginko print.

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    May 2, 2010, 06.09 PMby sandoz18

    Love the ginko print and the lace trim, which really ties together nicely with the pearl buttons. Nice job!

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    May 2, 2010, 05.54 PMby Lucha Suarez

    very cute!

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