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Party dress in brown

Added Oct 19, 2010

by janene

London, United K...






My daughter decided she needed a new party dress the day before the party! She explained that I could use her purple party dress to create a pattern so that I could make a new one (her mother’s daughter for sure!) She had already earmarked the fabric from my stash! So what a bargain… stash fabric – some silky brown fabric with embroidered flowers, found in a charity shop – satin bias, pink lining and an invisible zip, all in the box!

It took me 2 hours that evening and an hour in the morning to hand slip the lining.

I actually ended up using the largest size of the bodice pattern from the Childs Summer Frock free pattern on the site… thank you suezpetersen… and traced the skirt shape from the old dress.

It all seemed like a simple idea and I was anticipating it being rushed and rubbish but quite the contrary…. it was a hit!




Garment Type
Blends, Polyester



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    Feb 2, 2012, 04.02 AMby melon79

    very pretty! Thanks so much for the example that a simple pattern and stash material can turn out to be so wonderful!!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 02.56 PMby priya6184

    ur daughter is soo cute..the dress is also gud:)

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    Oct 20, 2010, 07.18 AMby mandrych

    A very cute dress for a very cute little girl!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 02.45 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Lucky little girl to have a mum that will be able to whip up a dress in no time flat! Very cute dress, nice job!

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      Oct 20, 2010, 05.30 AMby janene

      Thank you so much.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 01.46 AMby skeeler

    Very pretty: the dress and the girl! Your daughter is a lucky one.

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      Oct 20, 2010, 05.27 AMby janene

      Thank you skeeler. I think my next project has to be a JJ shirt. very much inspired by your lovely fitted shirts.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 01.08 AMby Sandy Schultz

    Nice! Good work!

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      Oct 20, 2010, 05.22 AMby janene

      Thanks Sandy…. and welcome on board! :-)

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.24 PMby janene

    Thank you so much. Not that clever yet…. I need so much more practice. But that’s fine because I have a long list of projects to do!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.18 PMby paperbutterflycrafts

    beautiful model and beautiful dress. Your daughter is lucky to have such a clever mummy.

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