Pink Butterflies

Added Jul 30, 2010

by daisylynn

Graz, Austria

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Description

When I saw this dress pattern, I knew it was perfect for the fabric I had bought a while ago. I rarely if ever wear yellow, and as the fabric has a lot of yellow in it I was unsure, but after adding self-made pink piping I was delighted with the result!
The buttons are actually brass but I painted them in white and then pink nail polish, which matches the piping perfectly. whee! As always, I added an in-seam pocket. Cannot live without the pockets…
And I LOVE the winged sleeves. They are seriously awesome!

Material Notes

Vintage Cotton from Second-hand Store
brass buttons covered in nail polish
pink satiny polyester stuff and cotton yarn for piping

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jan 31, 2012, 06.49 AMby Artsyelf

    Oh wow! This is gorgeous!!!

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    Aug 31, 2010, 02.54 PMby monica7399666

    Beautiful! That really suits you wonderfully!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 12.05 AMby v-chan

    Pretty! I love your piping, it looks so much like pintucks, which I’m addicted to. If it were in a neutral green or blue I would be jumping through the screen and stealing it…jk…maybe…

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      Aug 9, 2010, 07.34 AMby daisylynn

      The original dress has only pintucks, but to make them stand out more, I added the piping underneath. So you’re not wrong when you say it looks like pintucks, ‘cause they’re there! :-)

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    Aug 2, 2010, 08.40 AMby daisylynn

    Thanks all! I do love this dress and have worn it non-stop since finishing it. :-)

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    Aug 1, 2010, 12.30 PMby libra-s

    Gorgeous! I have this pattern and have been thinking of making it for a while now. Your dress looks great on you.

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    Jul 30, 2010, 03.31 PMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    lovely!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 03.08 PMby zenica

    Great job! I wish I had your patience! Gruesse nach Graz.

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      Aug 9, 2010, 07.34 AMby daisylynn

      Dankeschön! Wo bist du situiert? Wahrscheinlich mehr im Süden…?

    • 14_arboretum_1_large

      Aug 9, 2010, 06.25 PMby zenica

      Lebe in Bristol. Hab tolle Erinnerungen an ein Wochenende in Graz ;-)

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    Jul 30, 2010, 01.39 PMby feetyjammies

    Very pretty! I love your additions. The pink details really bring out the pink in the fabric. Great job :)

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/pink-butterflies