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Petal dress

Added Jun 7, 2009

by bijouxbetty

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Black A-line (?!) dress with white ‘petal’ or scalloped collar. I stole the design from Hobbs.
I used the Zoe pattern as a base and changed it into a one piece on the front and back, The collar in the original is actually detachable, so I had alot of pfaff trying to sew it in with the facing. I got quite lazy with the scalloping – lesson learned, never be lazu when doing scallop edges! and also somewhat lazy with the running stitch detail, but I like to think it makes it less formal that way.

Material Notes

Synthetic fibres, one long zip, embroidery thread.




Garment Type
Casual, Mod


Hobbs – for their original one that I created this from (mine cost £15 to make).

The uber cheap fabric shop on Atlantic Road in Brixton.

Martin for taking photo’s

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    Jul 20, 2014, 02.48 PMby derpypterodactyl

    this is really well done the collar looks very beautiful.

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    Oct 8, 2010, 01.34 PMby popbabe7

    This is really really cool. How difficult was it to change the pattern?

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    Mar 14, 2010, 10.16 PMby redrose12

    I always found the Zoe dress a little boring, but this collar totally spices it up! It frames your face so well! Fantastic job all around!

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    Jun 8, 2009, 10.08 PMby cicaktoes

    This is such a sweet dress. I also recently altered Zoe to make a one piece dress, but I really love how you individualized it with the petal collar. Very nice.

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    Jun 8, 2009, 06.31 AMby barbaraagatha

    This dress screams “I’m a super expensive Moschino Cheap&Chic dress”!

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    Jun 8, 2009, 01.54 AMby zozowahine

    Looks really cute! I like the hand stitched detail.

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    Jun 7, 2009, 05.42 PMby mjb14

    Looks really great on you.

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    Jun 7, 2009, 02.12 PMby tillily

    Great dress. Awesome collar :-)

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    Jun 7, 2009, 09.54 AMby victors

    Wow, this is so cool! love your petal collar looks great!!

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