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Romantic Tulips dress

Added Feb 16, 2011

by macska

Wellington, New ...






Not that I really care all the much about Valentines Day, but lets face it – it’s a good excuse to make a dress featuring the colour red! ;-)

This one is made from a vintage Simplicity pattern from 1950 – Simplicity 3230. It features short kimono style sleeves, a lower bodice band in a contrasting red cotton drill, a flared skirt from the natural waist, and a hidden pocket in the right side seam of the skirt. (I do love me patterns with pockets in them. I always mean to add them if they don’t have them, but half the time I forgot until it’s too late, so patterns with them already in are super awesome.)

I made one change from the pattern, and put an invisible zipper down the back instead of the side-fastening domes it called for. Coz I really struggle with side opening garments – too hard to adjust, and too dratted hard to get in and out of!

Blogged about here: http://macskakat.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/romantic-tulips-dress/

Material Notes

Waffle-weave cotton. Red cotton drill contrast lower bodice band.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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  • Avawa_large

    Mar 16, 2011, 10.07 PMby analogue

    Beautiful dress, and I love the fabric, really suits you!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 04.07 PMby katensew

    Lovely dress – now I’ve just cut out a dress ( pattern used before ) and this time I’ve opted for a side zip – as I find it difficult to fasten from the back by myself, so I hope it works out, should do as I’ve made the dress before and it fits well. It looks like a shaped waistband am I right ??

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      Feb 19, 2011, 11.53 PMby macska

      Thanks! :-)
      Yes, it’s a shaped waistband/lower bodice section.
      Good luck with your side zip!

  • Sart_large

    Feb 16, 2011, 03.52 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice dress

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