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Orange Floral Dress

Added Jul 25, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I found this amazing fabric in my grandma’s fabric stash. I thought it needed a very slim silhouette, and a long length to keep it vintage looking. I used Vogue 8184. It is fully lined with a heavy cotton and an internal layer of boning to give it a lot of structure. It even stands on it’s own. It’s very forgiving and comfortable to wear. I think the belt came out really nice, I’ve worn it with other outfits.

Material Notes

Cotton blend from grandma’s stash, cotton lining, belting, metal buckle and eyelets




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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  • Dewey1_large

    Jul 26, 2011, 06.52 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you everyone!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 06.43 PMby mojo elgin

    This is great! Yay to Gramma, for keeping this in her stash! I love it!

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    • Dewey1_large

      Jul 26, 2011, 06.54 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thanks. She’s awesome, she has closets full of cloth.

    • 100_8780_large

      Jul 26, 2011, 08.52 PMby mojo elgin

      You’ll need to do some more digging :) I have some pieces from my one Gramma’s stash. One, my #4 daughter has claimed. Another, I’ve worked part of into a quilt.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 01.57 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

      I was trying to reply and I think I marked you as inappropriate. I’m sorry. I was going to say a quilt is a really nice idea for grandma’s cloth. It’ll probably stay in the family for a long time.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 04.08 PMby mojo elgin

      That’s what I’m hoping for. Most of the fabrics in the quilt are scraps from the many dresses I sewed for my daughters when they were little (and a few from boy-sewing for my son).
      I’m calling it “Mama’s Memories”.

    • Dewey1_large

      Jul 27, 2011, 05.04 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Very sweet. They’ll treasure it.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 06.35 AMby assets

    Well Done I LOVE it.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 01.30 AMby trploceanmoon

    I have this pattern! I love this dress…great job. I love the color.

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    Jul 25, 2011, 03.33 PMby tamezdc

    It’s adorable.

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    Jul 25, 2011, 02.33 PMby mlichtenwalner

    This is lovely! The fit is also so nice. Did you draft this pattern yourself?

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    • Dewey1_large

      Jul 25, 2011, 06.02 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thanks. I haven’t learned pattern making yet. It’s Vogue 8184. I couldn’t find it when I was writing the post.

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    Jul 25, 2011, 01.29 PMby MissHickory

    the orange is a great color…. cute

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    Jul 25, 2011, 09.59 AMby janul

    wow, gorgeous! good job on the belt!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 03.05 AMby cherwinamy

    wow! great dress!!!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 02.21 AMby MaryamNaghdali

    Love it! great choice of fabric and pattern:)

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    Jul 25, 2011, 01.26 AMby applesofavalon

    Gorgeous dress! Love your work!

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