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Purple dress and white hat

Added May 13, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I use JJ’s bodice sloper/block for the upper part of the dress. The lower parts are just 2 rectangles the width of the fabric, The front rectangle is cut in half for the opening. I was experimenting with unfinished edges (or maybe I’m just lazy), so I didn’t use any facings, except for self-facings for the front opening. To prevent further fraying, the raw edges are double stitched about 1 cm from the edges. The buttons are all in different shapes.

The hat pattern is from a Japanese pattern book, but I made the brim slightly wider.

blogged here

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Garment Type

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    Jul 6, 2013, 12.34 PMby MissMaddiePi

    I LOVE love love this! And you look adorable! I was feeling uninspired even though I had set the day aside for sewing, bought new fabrics and everything – and haven’t started a thing, just wasting time on the computer… but now, I am inspired! I have GOT to find a way to incorporate a few buttons like this – all the same color or shape or size, but not all three… And I have been loving the raw edges this summer. Okay, off to sew! Thanks for sharing – and inspiring!

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    Mar 23, 2012, 05.09 AMby blu3b3rry

    This is soo pretty. I’mm going to try & make something similar

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.21 PMby dioxazine

    gorgeous, that model really suits you. I love purple!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 01.09 AMby livlucky

    luv luv luv this dress! n the hat. found a similar hat pattern on burda fashion, for free! lol enjoy

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    Feb 27, 2010, 05.47 PMby mitmit

    Love the hat! Could you maybe share the title of the book and the author? :-)

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      Feb 27, 2010, 11.37 PMby verypurpleperson

      The hat pattern is from the book ソーイングナチュリラ vol.2 Spring&Summer, ISBN-10: 4391627973

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    Jan 18, 2010, 05.24 PMby j-la

    The dress is adorable. This color suits you perfectly!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 09.51 PMby erdronen

    this is so adorable! i LOVE the color! great dress :)

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    Jul 9, 2009, 10.10 AMby allaboutart

    This is fantastic! what a lovely dress…

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    Jun 2, 2009, 01.32 PMby lizah

    so sweet!! Looks great! :) :)

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    May 15, 2009, 08.28 AMby amarie

    When thinking deep thoughts, you need a (white) hat.

    The purple dress doesn’t hurt.

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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    May 15, 2009, 01.47 AMby sewella

    Ingenious! I love everything about the dress and the hat. An excellent combination! You really deserve the special place on the front page.

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    May 14, 2009, 10.34 PMby ginasophia

    I am so happy to see a new piece from you! This so lovely and quirky with the mismatched buttons.

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    May 14, 2009, 05.58 PMby dressdummy

    Everything you do screams style! I always love seeing your creations!

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    May 14, 2009, 04.42 PMby xalexiel

    I love it! Especially that hat :)

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    May 14, 2009, 02.04 PMby wonderwonder

    I like the unfinished look! with the purple color it’s pretty unique.

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    May 14, 2009, 08.20 AMby abucketfulofheather

    This is so sweet! The mismatched buttons are a lovely touch, too.

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    May 14, 2009, 06.52 AMby ink

    Really pretty.

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    May 14, 2009, 06.30 AMby donatrice

    i like it. It looks so comfortable!

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    May 14, 2009, 05.55 AMby nikkishell

    Both are lovely! Perfect for spring :)

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    May 14, 2009, 02.30 AMby sepatumerah

    hmm… unfinished edge… memberikan ide untuk gw yang selalu males di urusan finishing :D.

    BTW, lucu, nov. Itu sambungan badan dengan roknya dibikin kebalik ya?

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    May 14, 2009, 12.46 AMby lybu

    simply beautiful and it looks very comfy

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    May 14, 2009, 12.24 AMby julietta

    Great color and style! I love it and also want a hat like that :)

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    May 14, 2009, 12.10 AMby hannnc

    I’ve been wanting to make a dress that buttons up all the way, and this is so nice! I like the hat with the dress, so sweet :) lovely purple colour too.

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