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Purple Pizzaz Dress

Added Jul 8, 2013

by Sarah Conley

San Diego, Calif...






This dress has a back story, as many do. I started sewing it more than a year ago. It was self-drafted and I became frustrated with the back. So I put it in my “Finish Someday” box. A year later I plucked it out and had a new vision for it. Forget symmetry! I added all kinds of pieces that made it different on each side. It was so much fun! Finally I finished it and just in time to take photos with my neighbor’s beautiful purple jacaranda tree.

Material Notes

Everything is cotton.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Jul 9, 2013, 01.46 PMby bjr99

    Quite unique! Nice work!!

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    Jul 8, 2013, 08.52 PMby kisses

    Very artistry with the different fabric…overall you really pulled the look off

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    Jul 8, 2013, 07.52 PMby Verdy

    All the lovely embellishments make it very special. And love the colour.

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    Jul 8, 2013, 07.13 PMby liliv-1

    I agree! It’s very artsy!

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    Jul 8, 2013, 06.03 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Bohemian look, for a real artist:)

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      Jul 8, 2013, 06.22 PMby Sarah Conley

      Hi, thank you! I’ve been an artist since I was a child and it’s only in the last 2 years that I decided that I might be able to use a sewing machine. Since then, I’ve done more sewing than painting!

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    Jul 8, 2013, 05.57 PMby Sarah Conley

    Hi Mary, thanks! I had some trouble uploading the photos and I’m so glad that the computer and I have an understanding now. (Sometimes my sewing machine and I have misunderstandings, too!)

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    Jul 8, 2013, 05.30 PMby Mary Athey

    It looks lovely, I’d love to see more photos of the rest of it x

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