My Happy Dress

Added Apr 24, 2011

by dmd1177

London, United K...

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Description

I made this dress out of two patterns, the Marie skirt pattern and the bodice of the dress with a gathered skirt. I did make some fundamental errors making this dress. Namely I didn’t realise that the bodice pattern did not include a seam allowance, so to say it’s a bit on the tight side would be an understatement. But if I breathe in it fits quite nicely…

I also added a couple of pockets, because I believe that all dresses should come with pockets.

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Ethnic
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 31, 2011, 11.58 PMby Princess McGhee

    I love the combo pattern! I love the fabric, and yes, all dresses should have pockets! lol Pockets have been the reason I have purchased dresses in the past. GREAT DRESS!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 12.51 AMby Grace777

    Great Job!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 09.35 AMby ADASPRAGG

    This is the coolest dress ever. The shape is to die for. Well done!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 02.44 PMby Esther Msika

    so gorgeous! Love the colours and the shape!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 02.26 AMby dmd1177

    Thank you for all the lovely comments, they all encourage me to continue sewing. :-)

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      Apr 17, 2012, 01.27 AMby tatimaio

      This is the best dress ever! I am a newbie, but I would love to make that… What kind of alterations did you make to fit the bodice into the skirt? Thanks! Loce the fabric as well!

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    Apr 24, 2011, 08.56 PMby peaches2218

    OOOOHHHHHH these patterns were MADE for each other. The combination is fabulous! I love the pockets on the skirt.

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    Apr 24, 2011, 08.26 PMby Lora Martinez

    Fab dress, I also love the fabric, very vibrant.

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    Apr 24, 2011, 05.49 PMby guerillaembroidery

    great stuff, I am currently looking for a bodice to combine with the marie skirt, which one did you use?

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    Apr 24, 2011, 05.48 PMby Olivia Anne

    I really like the shape I think it all looks great

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    Apr 24, 2011, 03.55 PMby ecila

    The fabric is fantastic! And the mix of the pattern was a great idea!!

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    Apr 24, 2011, 01.46 PMby clothesmaker

    Yes I love the fabric. it make me happy also :)

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    Apr 24, 2011, 11.57 AMby emlynn

    I love the fabric and the dress looks really flattering! I also love dresses with pockets :)

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