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Rainbow-girl dress

Added Mar 31, 2011

by Yvette Stanton

Sydney, Australia

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Description

This is a birthday surprise for my daughter who loves rainbows. I used the TR (transformation reconstruction) technique to turn a plain A line dress into a colourful rainbow. Modelled here by the elder sister who is in on the secret!

The dress is fully lined so that with a long sleeve T-shirt underneath she can wear it for winter too. The dress does up with an invisible zip at the centre back which goes down to the join of the red and orange swashes.

More about the story behind it on my blog White Threads

Material Notes

7 different colours of poplin!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton, Polyester

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    Feb 13, 2013, 02.36 AMby Heather Crawford McCoy

    Hi, I know it’s been a couple of years since you’ve posted this, but I would LOVE to know how you made this. More specifically, measurements. My daughter is turning 7 on Valentine’s day and has asked for a rainbow/unicorn birthday party; this dress would be perfect! :)

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      Dec 18, 2013, 07.49 PMby Yvette Stanton

      Sorry to find your message so long after you posted it, Heather. I just used an A line dress pattern in my daughter’s size. The measurements were the measurements for her size.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 02.24 AMby Heather Crawford McCoy

    Hi, I know it’s been a couple of years since you’ve posted this, but I would LOVE to know how you made this. More specifically, measurements. My daughter is turning 7 on Valentine’s day and has asked for a rainbow/unicorn birthday party; this dress would be perfect! :)

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    Aug 28, 2011, 08.45 AMby narrawallee

    I love the colours will have to make one for my granddaughter I love bright colours my kids never did. They couldn’t say when they where young so mum could dress them brightly LOL

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    Apr 18, 2011, 10.36 AMby daughterfish

    This is so great! I’ve been curious about trying some patterns with the TR technique. Great job!

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      Apr 18, 2011, 08.17 PMby Yvette Stanton

      Thanks Sprucedoll, and with your recent Future Dress, I think you’re ripe for it! Give it a go!

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    Apr 17, 2011, 05.53 PMby seabear

    I would have LOVED to have this as a child! I’m sure your daughter is beyond happy with it!!

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      Apr 17, 2011, 08.16 PMby Yvette Stanton

      Thanks Seabear. It was finally given to her on the weekend, and yes, she does love it!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 04.42 AMby pambox

    love it – makes me want to do a rainbow-woman dress for myself!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 02.16 AMby blmfld

    that is just beautiful i might have to try that for my girls!!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 06.14 PMby sansam

    very creative, its come out beautifully! just have to make one for my little one right now! thanks for sharing!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.52 PMby xanray

    My daughter loves rainbows, she would love this too! {Except in shirt form, no dresses lol}

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      Mar 31, 2011, 07.18 PMby Yvette Stanton

      On my daughter’s birthday present suggestion list is a rainbow dress, rainbow shirt and something else rainbow, which I can’t remember what it was. She’s also getting a new leotard I made her for gymnastics with printed rainbows all over it!

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      Mar 31, 2011, 08.37 PMby xanray

      You’re a good mama!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.39 PMby gaviccaabri

    She’ll thank you for life! It’s so beautiful.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.50 PMby groovymama

    OMG – this dress is so amazing. I want one!!! Fantastic…

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      Mar 31, 2011, 07.17 PMby Yvette Stanton

      See the TR videos, and you could make your own!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 02.44 PMby puffling

    Wow! I love it too. I have absolutely no experience with TR technique – could you send a link or more info?

    I would wear it, and I’m on the far side of 40!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 01.16 PMby rshelly13

    This is a great dress. I would wear it at 28 as well!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 12.44 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    so much fun, what a lucky girl!

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      Mar 31, 2011, 07.16 PMby Yvette Stanton

      I’m sure we’ll have trouble keeping her from wearing it all the time!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 11.49 AMby annagerrbo

    Wonderful, I love it!! She will be so happy fot it :) Really great job in putting all the pieces together – looks really proffessional!

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      Mar 31, 2011, 07.15 PMby Yvette Stanton

      Glad you like it! I was actually really pleased with how all those seams worked. I did have some tips from a professional dressmaking via my blog, so that helped!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 11.39 AMby peaches2218

    I am so in love with this. It’s just spectacular!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 09.41 AMby tassadit

    I would so wear that dress! It’s so cute and bright :-)

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      Mar 31, 2011, 09.43 AMby Yvette Stanton

      I have had so many people wanting me to make them one today! If I needed a new career, there’s one waiting for me…

      Glad you like it. :-)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.52 AMby fashionfreek

    Very nice dress. Just loving the colours!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 08.15 AMby margrietmg

    Very girly! It reminds me of dresses from K3 – a Belgian/Dutch popgroup for little girls: http://webshop.studio100.be/CmsData/Artikelen/Fotos/POST290200/POST290200_mi1_pd550_1.jpg

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      Mar 31, 2011, 08.45 AMby Yvette Stanton

      Thanks for the link! I can see a similarity too. Just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 06.35 AMby jacinta

    OMG!! I LOVE it, so so cute! I’m a big fan of bright, bold colours.

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      Mar 31, 2011, 06.38 AMby Yvette Stanton

      So’s my daughter – I think she’ll love it!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 06.17 AMby bohemiannow

    Lovely dress!

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