Madras dress

Added Jun 1, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

This dress is sort of my experiment of making clothes without pattern. I measured myself and drew straight on the fabric. The checks pattern really helped a lot for positioning.


The top part stops above the bust, and the bottom part is just a pair of ruffled long rectangles. The sleeves are a pair of long rectangles, each folded in half and then ruffled. That way they don’t need to be hemmed. I added a loop and fabric-covered button on the front closure and that was it!


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madras fabric

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    Jul 9, 2009, 10.11 AMby allaboutart

    i LOVE this. I need to make one for myself, perhaps with some minor alterations. You always do such a great job.

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    Jun 10, 2009, 12.21 AMby loulourosa

    verry nice dress, Perfect finishing and use of the fabric

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    Jun 7, 2009, 06.55 PMby evette

    This dress is super cute! I love madras and now i’m inspired to try to make one :)

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    Jun 6, 2009, 07.56 AMby ragdollyy

    so sooo cute!

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    Jun 4, 2009, 11.41 AMby manjo

    VERY CUTE ALL YOUR S CEATIONS HAVE THER ON SPIRIT YOUR SON IS MAGNIFIC HE LOOK PROUD OF ALL THINGS YOU DO FOR HIM HAVE A NICE DAY

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    Jun 4, 2009, 01.56 AMby susanne2011

    That really nice! I love the combination with the sandals, it really looks great on you! :)

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    Jun 3, 2009, 10.21 AMby mlssfshn

    I really like the cut of this style

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    Jun 3, 2009, 07.05 AMby wzrdreams

    I love the fabric and the design… great job!

    Did you also free-hand the bodice top or did you trace off the neckline shape at all?

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    Jun 3, 2009, 04.20 AMby bakainc

    This is perfect! You’ve read my mind, I drew a dress almost identical to this one but couldnt seem to get my fabric to work for me. I’ve since turned it into another dress, but you’ve inspired me to try again on this style! It’s beautiful!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 01.45 AMby cristinalanz

    loving it loving it loving it… not that long ago, and inspired by the D&G winter collection for last year, i bought a very simmilar fabric, and was considering maing a dress mixing the fabric with another one to break up the scale…. Your dress has inspired and motivated me to begin work ;-)

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    Jun 2, 2009, 04.29 PMby nattyjane

    I absolutely love this dress! I may have to copy you and make a similar one I like it so much.

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    Jun 2, 2009, 01.30 PMby lizah

    oh my god I LOVE IT!!!! It is so cute! I think I just fell in love with it, I will try to make one similar to this. And you look great in it! great great great job :)

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    Jun 2, 2009, 10.38 AMby hajnika

    Oh,I love this! Your experiment of making clothing without patterns is fantastique. You have made a very cut and beautiful dress!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 09.50 AMby Jodi Wade

    cute!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 08.32 AMby cathysews

    Super adorable! Great style. Have just bought some check fabric…here goes!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 07.13 AMby thejam

    Very cute.

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    Jun 2, 2009, 02.05 AMby mjb14

    Very beautiful – as always!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 02.01 AMby sewella

    A great dress! And cheerful colours!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 01.24 AMby toupinette

    Oh my god!!!! It’s so cute!!! I want to have the same! That’s look so professional!!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 01.19 AMby susisonne

    Cool dress – perfect combination of pattern and fabric!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 12.56 AMby lybu

    This dress is just perfect

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    Jun 2, 2009, 12.10 AMby sew4my3

    This dress is so modern! You have really done a great job on this dress! I like your blog too!

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    Jun 1, 2009, 08.30 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Wow, well done, it looks great and really suits you :)

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    Jun 1, 2009, 08.02 PMby nutmeg1

    Unbelievably cute!

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    Jun 1, 2009, 07.18 PMby lunatepetal

    very cute! i like the ‘wings’ :)

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