Smocked beach dress with flowers

Added May 18, 2011

by alicewang

Reading, United ...

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Description

This is based on a dress that I saw online and I decided to have a go at making it without a pattern. The fabric I used was from cotton bedsheets which I bought on sale for £1! I had to line it though as it was white and slightly see-through.

The dress itself is easy to make. I added extra shirring around the waist on both sides for it to hang better.

The flowers took a lot of work though… ideally I would’ve liked to use two lines of long straight stitches so simply gather the strips of fabric but the thread kept breaking perhaps due to the more than 1 layer of slightly stiff fabric. After several attempts I decided to use elastic thread (same as what I used for smocking earlier) which achieved a result that I am happy about.

Material Notes

Cotton beddings

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Cotton

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    May 19, 2011, 03.51 PMby hollywould

    Your dress is adorable and I really love the flower detail!

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    May 19, 2011, 12.48 PMby indyvidual

    So cute :)

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