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Olive dress

Added Mar 22, 2010

by emilie6709

London, United K...






I have finally finished my olive dress! Being my first dress without pattern it took me ages to get it to fit right and not having a mannequin yet (not to self: make one of these homemade tape dummy asap!) most of my upper body now has pin marks :-)

The bottom of the skirt is a simple circle skirt and the top part is made of two pieces of fabrics to which I added darts.

lilla66’s flower tutorial came in very handy as I was looking for a way to personalise the dress.

As for the belt, I really don’t like it at all and I’ll probably update it at some point, but I really wanted to try to make a buttonhole (it took me 30 min… let’s hope it won’t take that long next time! :-))

Material Notes

Heavy weight cotton. Ikea




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Mar 23, 2010, 09.43 AMby twoboos

    Well done!!! and no pattern??? you’re a genius! It looks soooo cute!

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      Mar 23, 2010, 10.52 AMby emilie6709

      Thanks you!
      No sure about being a genius but I definitely have a lot of patience! :-)

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    Mar 22, 2010, 11.43 AMby shedoz213

    This dress is adorable! The fact that you made it without a pattern shows your talent! I love the fabric choice and the flower was perfect! Great job~~

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      Mar 22, 2010, 11.58 AMby emilie6709

      Thank you very very much!

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