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Pink Butterflies

Added Jul 30, 2010

by daisylynn

Graz, Austria






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




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Romantic, Vintage

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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! :-)

  • Erika08_large

    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)


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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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    • Erika08_large

      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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