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Patches and Paintbrushes

Added Jan 30, 2010

by nadia42

Perth, Australia






This is the first proper dress I made with the sewing machine I got for my birthday last year. I based it off a dress I saw in a store and all it is four piece of fabric sewn together with a strip of elastic at the top and shirring at the waist. (I needed four pieces because the fabric is a tad see through :/) Anyways I’ve worn it a few times and its super comfy, although I think I’d rather the elastic around the top to be a bit tighter.

Material Notes

Something slightly see through and a bit stretchy. I absolutely love the pattern on it which looks like somebody’s painted patches onto it :)




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    Jan 30, 2010, 01.21 PMby freakusbzzz

    OO! I just saw you are in Perth too :)

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      Feb 1, 2010, 12.51 AMby nadia42

      Sure am :):)

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    Jan 30, 2010, 12.47 PMby freakusbzzz

    You’re a seamstress in the making! Well done.

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      Jan 30, 2010, 01.11 PMby nadia42

      thank you :) I just had a look at your page and you have made some beautiful things :) I saw a top like the white flowery one you have made in the shops the other day which I loved, and since seeing yours I think I will definately try something like that soon :):)

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    Jan 30, 2010, 11.50 AMby almresl

    wonderful dress! and I love the belt. do you have a pattern or instruction for it?

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      Jan 30, 2010, 01.06 PMby nadia42

      thank you :) unfortunately I don’t have a pattern for it, but the shape is pretty simple and working with elastic means that it doesn’t have to be fitted at all :) what i did was pretty much just cut out a square shape measuring from just above my bust to my waist and a quarter circle for the skirt bit. Then a piece for the front and a piece for the back, sewn together at the side with elastic at the top and shirring at the waist. I hope that makes sense :S im not very good with instructions :P

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