Pretty floral two tone dress

Added Jul 13, 2010

by x-alexandra-x

Levin, New Zealand

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Description

This is another dress which i created after being inspired by the dresses on topshop. it’s just a simple skirt with pockets joined on to a singlet shape. The floral fabric I used for the skirt is GORGEOUS!! and I just had enough for a skirt… luckily! and the navy fabric I used for the top is lovely and soft… both very good finds! So after a few experimental errors and changes of plan this is the result. And I love it!!

Material Notes

1m of floral cotton and about the same of navy knit

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Preppy, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Apr 23, 2012, 11.55 PMby kstyled

    I loved that you added a belt and pocket trim to match the top !!!!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 02.23 PMby Gina Marquis

    I love love love the fabric! This is so cute!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 08.01 PMby nutmeg1

    Lovely! May I ask how you did the pockets?

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      Jul 18, 2010, 06.16 AMby x-alexandra-x

      Okay, um I first cut two semi circles out of the skirt panel where I wanted the pockets. I then made 2 extra pattern pieces, one for the pocket front and one for the pocket back. The pocket front is the piece that sits next to the front of the skirt (the one touching the front of your hand when you have your hands in your pockets). To make the right pocket front piece I traced the curve I had made on the skirt, then drew a line down the left hand side so that it was in line with the side seam. I drewt this line down so that it was as long as I wanted my pocket to be. Then, at the other side of the curve, I drew another line down (leaving a seam allowance from the curve edge) and drew the line so that it was as long as my first vertical line. I then drew a curved horizontal line to join the two lines. This made a curved rectangle shape with a semi-circle cut out of the top. This is the pocket front. For the pocket back I traced the bottom of the pocket front , but instead of cutting the semi circle out of the top i lengthened the top so when the piece was placed on the skirt the piece sat on top of the pocket front and went right up to the top of the skirt. The top of this piece is the inside of the pocket that you see when the skirt is complete.
      So when I had these to pieces I sewed the pocket front to the skirt curve, right sides together and turned it in (this made a nice top for my pocket) I then sewed the pocket back to the pocket front. When I sewed the skirt pieces togerther at the side seam I was then sure to catch the side of both the pocket front and back.
      Wow, okay so I hope that made sense… or at least helped!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 07.09 PMby nidhi

    BEAUTIFUL skirt!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 02.16 PMby jacki29

    I love it! I saw the dress in topshop too and I’m trying to do but I get no

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    Jul 13, 2010, 10.09 AMby fashionista1202

    wow, that is so pretty! i’m new to this and i was wondering if you had the pattern or know where i could get a similar pattern to make this. Great job!

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      Jul 13, 2010, 09.06 PMby x-alexandra-x

      I didn’t use a pattern, sorry so I don’t have one I can reccommend to you. ummm all I did was make a simple skirt (2 lengths of fabric gathered to my waist length), cut out the pockets (cut a curve into the skirt part then made 2 other pieces, one for the front inside and one for the back inside of the pocket). I then made a waistband, leaving a gap for the zip. This was just a length of fabric with interfacing. Lastly I found a singlet I already had that was made out of fabric with the same stretch as the navy fabric i was going to use and cut a pattern from the singlet by tracing around it. I then sewed the skirt to the waistband, adding some belt loops and the singlet to the waistband…. gosh that probebly sounds super confusing, but i’ve never seen a pattern for anything particularly similar, so that’s the best i can do!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 05.32 AMby solvihelen7

    I love this dress!!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.50 AMby threadgardener

    That is really great. I love the blue contrast.

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    Jul 13, 2010, 03.59 AMby marloncosta

    It screams SASSY! It is a beautiful skirt!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 03.23 AMby tonicouture

    This is cute!! I’m going to go try this now, and i have the perfect fabric!

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