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One-Metre Summer Dress

Added Jun 15, 2010

by iroiro

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This was a simple dress I drafted and made last Sunday afternoon. It was a really quick project, but will be perfect for the Summer. I love this floral fabric (vintage Laura Ashley!); it was one of the fabrics that my Grandma gave to me. She said she once had a pair of curtains made from it! There was only one metre left, but just enough to make this cute dress. Due to the thickness of the fabric, the gathering at the front tends to cause the front to stick out a little, but a belt soon solves that problem!

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Material Notes

Vintage Laura Ashley cotton




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Jul 4, 2010, 07.51 PMby rokonela

    It looks so simple to make. The fabric it’s amazing especially because It has a history.

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    Jun 24, 2010, 01.08 PMby mandicoulter

    we have included your work in our burda feature on our blog! {please take a look}http://commonthreadskingston.blogspot.com

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      Jun 24, 2010, 06.02 PMby iroiro

      Oh thanks! What a lovely blog – I will follow it now.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 07.42 PMby laurafm

    Love it!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 09.42 PMby laurwyn

    Lovely grandmas and their vintage fabric! I brought back a whole suitcase of them last week too ;) The dress is very nice, and I like the simple shape that really shows off the fabric! Congrats

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    Jun 16, 2010, 07.03 PMby magentaworstblood

    It’s beautiful! Did you used a pattern? :)

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      Jun 16, 2010, 07.48 PMby iroiro

      Thank you. No, I just drafted a simple a-line dress with sleeves, adding a little extra to the front for the gathering. Really simple!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.21 PMby seussian

    Super cute! Curtains often are made of the best fabric! This is super cute and I love your shoes. Do you happen to know where I could get a pair? =) God bless you today, M

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    Jun 16, 2010, 08.05 AMby szarlotka

    perfect! :)

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    Jun 16, 2010, 06.31 AMby Shira B

    wow, I love the fabric so much!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.30 AMby runningwithscissors1

    How did you manage to get shoes to match? Cute little dress.

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.04 AMby dian 1024

    i always love the floral and you make it simply beautiful :)

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    Jun 16, 2010, 03.03 AMby dian 1024

    i always love the floral and you make it simply beautiful :)

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.46 AMby apvolek21

    Ahh!! This is so cute! I love how it fits! Beautiful :)

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.17 AMby tinybows

    there are so many things that are right about this. <3

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    Jun 16, 2010, 02.17 AMby smallfire

    Love it!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 11.05 PMby violetsky

    Another stunning dress.

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      Jun 15, 2010, 11.06 PMby iroiro

      Thank you!

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