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Purple floral dress

Added Jul 13, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I remember this fabric being in my grandmothers fabric closet for years and I thought it would be perfect for a new pattern I had bought, Mccalls 5845. I really liked this pattern. It has a full lining and it fits in very neatly and easily. I lined it with a light purple silky lining. I especially love the back.

Material Notes

Vintage cloth and vintage metal sipper, polyester lining




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Cotton, Polyester

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    Jul 1, 2013, 06.18 AMby serenageo

    I love your dress, I’m buying the pattern right now!

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      Jul 2, 2013, 10.45 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you. I really like the pattern. I want to sew it again sometime.

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    Jul 21, 2011, 09.02 AMby joanrobinson

    Great dress, and great job! I always fear that using my floral fabrics for a dress will look dowdy, but you have proven that with the right choice of fabric and accessories (that belt is key!) it is possible to look modern and chic in a floral. Now which one shall I try. . . :)

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      Jul 21, 2011, 03.01 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you so much. I like abstract or really bright florals. I’d love to see what you make!

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    Jul 15, 2011, 05.15 PMby FashionSewingBlog

    Beautiful fabric and a great location in which to show it off. The colour and style work well with your complexion and body shape.

    I have too agree with you I also like the back detailing, but I was not to sure about the choice of belt, but I does work giving it your personal touch.

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    Jul 15, 2011, 02.10 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you everyone!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.32 PMby CationDesigns

    I just made this pattern recently and as I was looking through the projects, thought, “Hmm, that cut looks awfully familiar…” I love what you’ve done with this pattern! The dress looks elegant and feminine and the back is like wow!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 02.57 PMby mkonieczki

    I especially love the back too! It’s so classy, yet casual! Very nicely done; beautiful dress!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 01.34 PMby secondbedroom

    Adorable… and I love it with that belt! So great!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 09.42 AMby proploft2012

    I love this dress!! The cut is perfect, the fabric is soo amazing and very in style. I swear you could probably find something similar in a high fashion magazine selling for hundreds but without the felling of success in making such a beautiful dress. and now this has reminded me to take pics of some of my recent projects and upload them, I’m soo lazy. but seriously this dress is gorgeous on you :)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 08.31 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Great fit, great fabric, great job!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 07.49 AMby virginia Argumosa de poo

    love the pattern! well done :)

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    Jul 14, 2011, 06.51 AMby tasallison

    this fabric goes perfectly with your complexion and haircolour!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 05.00 AMby zsyzu

    i love it. The fabric, the fit. I just finished a McCall’s pattern and I’m really liking the fit of their patterns. Great job!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 05.00 AMby zsyzu

    i love it. The fabric, the fit. I just finished a McCall’s pattern and I’m really liking the fit of their patterns. Great job!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 03.46 AMby ronnielee

    This fabric was just waiting to come out of the closet, Dress looks fabulous!

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    Jul 14, 2011, 01.24 AMby micbrown

    very nice, great fit – I love the back too.

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    Jul 14, 2011, 12.41 AMby MissHickory

    love the color and the style….

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