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Indi's English Tea Party Dress

Added Jan 26, 2010

by froggylonglegs

Perth, Australia




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I made this dress for Indi when we went to England last year. It was made from some vintage fabric that I had for years but never quite knew what to use it for. I found the 1978 Simplicity pattern in an op shop and thought it too adorable to pass.
This pattern definately tested me! I did learn new skills though like button holes, gathering and sewing with slippery velvet!

Material Notes

Vintage cotton, velvet and buttons.

If I make this dress again I will start the gathered sleeve frills from the front as they didnt come out evenly, so if I do the same mistake atleast it will be at the back and not the very noticable front!




Garment Type
Bohemian, Vintage
Cotton, Velvet

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    Feb 3, 2010, 06.08 AMby nana2be

    Awww…don’t be so hard on yourself! A lot of times we are the only ones who see the errors we make but I understand what you mean. Your daughter seems very pleased with her party dress and she looks lovely in it. Great job!

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    Jan 30, 2010, 07.54 PMby cquinn13

    very pretty! I really like the vintage style.

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    Jan 30, 2010, 04.05 PMby mendel2803

    This so sweet and the fabric is great. Your “model” looks very cute too!

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