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PATTERN MAGIC VARIATION OF TOP D

Added Oct 22, 2010

by pixelink

Hobart, Australia

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Description

After seeing BStyle member Iroiro’s magnificent dress from the Japanese book Pattern Magic, I was convinced to take on the challenge. Creating the pattern from the illustrations wasn’t too difficult so hope to approach a few more patterns from this amazing book. For this dress I added pintucks at the front bodice along with self covered buttons with loop enclosures, cap sleeves and a ruffled skirt with pockets. I also lined the bodice. It’s a lovely dress which I’ve also made in a lightweight linen, will get a lot of wear this season.

Material Notes

wool/rayon, buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Classic
Material
Rayon, Wool

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    Feb 23, 2012, 08.16 AMby smary

    This dress is soo lovely! Great job! I recently bought the books and can hardly wait to sew something from them! :)

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    Apr 29, 2011, 10.12 PMby urbandon

    Beautiful. Love everything about it.

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    Nov 5, 2010, 09.15 AMby carottesauvage

    This is amazing! I love the colour and the quality of the fabric looks lush!

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    Oct 26, 2010, 07.21 AMby Nessa *

    Love, Love, Love this dress. The length is perfect for a modern-romantic feel!

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    Oct 26, 2010, 12.36 AMby olystyrene

    Absolutely gorgeous! It’s a very flattering cut!

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    Oct 25, 2010, 09.44 PMby lala86

    I’m so in love with this dress!!!

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    Oct 24, 2010, 09.55 PMby nessys

    You’ve done a wonderful job with this dress Honey! Those pin tucks are perfection and you look lovely.

    I really love the covered buttons and the loops as well. Oh those Japanese dressmaking/pattern books – I adore them! xxx

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    Oct 23, 2010, 07.32 PMby kelepso

    This dress look wonderful. Everything about is great. Beautiful job well done.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.23 PMby pixelink

      THANK YOU INDEED ;-))

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    Oct 23, 2010, 03.47 AMby solsticefire

    love all the details on the dress. your bow and pleats look perfectly done!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.23 PMby pixelink

      Cheers for the praise ;-))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 09.00 PMby hellagabrielle

    Great dress. I’ve been lusting after the Pattern Magic creations as well. I love your addition of the loop-button placket. And the drape of that fabric looks luscious. Well done.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.23 PMby pixelink

      THANKS LOVELY!! Pattern Magic book 1 is now available in English… go for it!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 08.52 PMby ellohdesign

    really pretty! the red belt is a great accent.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.21 PMby pixelink

      Thanks so much, also looks nice without the belt ;0))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 08.18 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love it! Great work.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.20 PMby pixelink

      CHEERS ;-))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.44 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Lovely dress. I like your alterations specially the sleeves and the fabric you used. Now I m really curious about other illustrations from that book.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.20 PMby pixelink

      Thanks so much. Just found out the book comes in an English version if this helps.

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.38 PMby ashchaser

    Agh I love this! You have definitely created something I would never leave my apartment without wearing, really I would just wear this constantly. Its so good!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.19 PMby pixelink

      Haha, thanks so much. You’re work is superb, hope all going well for you ;-)))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 01.45 PMby seussian

    Where did you get the ‘Pattern Magic’ book? I don’t know where to get one. You did a splendid job. God bless you, MGJ

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    Oct 22, 2010, 01.35 PMby nettevivante

    Such a lovely dress…looking at it makes me really want to have this book!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.13 PMby pixelink

      I think it’s an essential!! THANK YOU!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 12.52 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love this dress! so exquisit! and so well made. unbeliveably beautiful!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.09 PMby pixelink

      aww, thanks so much ;-))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 12.23 PMby macoskrm

    I absolutely love this. Pattern Magic is en route to my doorstep…I hope I can come up with something even half as gorgeous as this!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.08 PMby pixelink

      good work and I’m sure you will, every pattern is so creatively brilliant!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 08.51 AMby charlotteauzou

    Wow! I am amazed by your project. I love Iro Iro dress but the pleats on yours make it really special. Congrats!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.06 PMby pixelink

      THANKS SO MUCH ;-)

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    Oct 22, 2010, 08.37 AMby niña blanca

    Great job…very neat and simply gorgeous.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.03 PMby pixelink

      THANKS HEAPS ;-))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 07.43 AMby anajan

    Gorgeous!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.02 PMby pixelink

      thanks so much lovely lady ;-))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 07.19 AMby michelle ><><><

    never seen anything like it!, i love it! great job! <><

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.01 PMby pixelink

      THANKS HEAPS FOR LOVELY PRAISE ;0)

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.54 AMby jeleena

    The dress is just beautiful!!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 10.00 PMby pixelink

      thank you so much, it’s unbelievably comfy too ;-))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.51 AMby zaarissima

    a wonderful dress – I like the details on apron and upper part very much (and the color)

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.59 PMby pixelink

      thanks heaps ;0))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 06.32 AMby dabura

    very original and stylish. like it a lot.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.57 PMby pixelink

      thanks for the praise ;0))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 05.52 AMby smurfette2010

    Love the details on the dress! Great job!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.56 PMby pixelink

      thanks heaps ;))

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    Oct 22, 2010, 05.33 AMby kana

    sooooo pretty! Your work is so nicely done to the details.

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.53 PMby pixelink

      Thank you ;-)

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    Oct 22, 2010, 04.58 AMby katzl

    I love it!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.51 PMby pixelink

      thank you, your work is fantastic!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 04.14 AMby nettie

    This is amazing! I cannot wait for my copy to arrive next week!

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.44 PMby pixelink

      Thanks Nettie, this book is a treasure, every creation a visual art piece!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 04.12 AMby lunatepetal

    what a beautiful dress! the pin tucks and covered buttons make it even more classy :)

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      Oct 23, 2010, 09.42 PMby pixelink

      Thanks, I always opt for buttons rather than zips, my pet hate!

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