spring flower dress

Added Mar 29, 2010

by zickzack

Cheltenham, Unit...

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Description

A dress made from a vintage pattern.
I’ve made a couple of changes but I might make the original version, too because I like how it looks on the envelope.
I put elastic at the back and also sewed in a zipper which was really fiddly because at first I didn’t want to include one and I had already done the smocking. It’s not perfect, but ok.
On the hem I used a zigzag stitch for decoration and the collar is topstiched (I’ve also changed its shape a bit).
The sleeves are selfdrafted.

Material Notes

7 buttons,
zipper,
flower fabric,
lining,
some interfacing

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 10, 2010, 11.26 AMby zickzack

    Thank you all for your lovely comments! I really hadn’t expected so much positive feedback – not at all!

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    Apr 1, 2010, 02.53 PMby holymango

    lovely!

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    Apr 1, 2010, 04.07 AMby seasidelaundry

    You are expressing with your creations a tremendous knack for style…color choices & detail. Great dress adaptation & thank you for sharing the pattern-what a find! I think you travel time warps because you have captured the essence of vintage!

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    Apr 1, 2010, 02.14 AMby erdronen

    What a beautiful dress! I love that print and your changes are really nice. Great job! I wish I could draft sleeves… they are so confusing!

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      Apr 6, 2010, 10.27 AMby zickzack

      I’m lucky because my mum still has some instructions on how to draft them and if I don’t understand a step I can ask her (when I’m at home- it doesn’t really work through the phone : D). Sleeves are still confusing, but it’s getting better.

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      Apr 6, 2010, 10.24 PMby erdronen

      My mom laughs at me when I ask her questions about altering sleeves ;-P I need to find a book about it I think and work from there!

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    Apr 1, 2010, 02.06 AMby grainline

    so adorable and your photo shoot is beautiful also!

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    Apr 1, 2010, 01.57 AMby rjhopkins12

    ooooh! This is pretty much all I ever want in a dress: florals and vintage flare. Well done!

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    Mar 31, 2010, 10.32 PMby minnieburton

    I love it! This is THE fabric of the Kate Moss pansy print dress! Please tell me you live in the UK and you know where to buy the fabric from!! PLEASE! and then you’ll share your secret! x)

    I love love love love love it!

    5*!

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    • Birds_large

      Apr 6, 2010, 10.18 AMby zickzack

      Oh, really?! I had no idea it was.
      I’m sorry, I’m not living in the UK. The shop where I bought it is called alfatex. They also have an onlineshop but I’m afraid they won’t have the fabric any more since I bought it about one year ago. You could have a look, maybe you find some other fabric you know from a garment in a shop? The English site of the shop is not fully translated, though.
      And thank you for the 5* !!

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    Mar 31, 2010, 05.33 PMby hokidoki

    I love love love it…the fabric choice is perfect. what kind of cotton is this? It drapes really well on the skirt but gives great structure on the bodice.

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    • Birds_large

      Apr 6, 2010, 10.08 AMby zickzack

      Thank you : )
      It’s batiste.

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    Mar 31, 2010, 03.58 PMby lucaltd

    This is gorgeous!! I just bought a pattern very similar from a thrift store at the weekend so I’m inspired to get going on it now :)

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    • Birds_large

      Mar 31, 2010, 04.35 PMby zickzack

      That’s great! I’m looking forward to your dress!

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    Mar 30, 2010, 10.45 AMby wigglywoo

    Looks great. I love the pretty fabric.

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    Mar 30, 2010, 02.46 AMby calicocouture

    Adorable! I love it. It’s such a fun dress.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 11.45 PMby ginasophia

    Adorable! and oh so perfect for spring

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      Mar 31, 2010, 04.41 PMby zickzack

      Thanks!
      Actually I wanted to make it last year in spring but I didn’t have time. Then I thought it might also be a nice dress for autumn but again- no time. I’m happy I had time this year and can finally wear it : )

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    Mar 29, 2010, 10.24 PMby pcvalery

    Pretty fabric! I love the sleeves

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    Mar 29, 2010, 09.59 PMby sarsaparilla

    Great dress! I really like the pleated skirt, I might try that sometime :)

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    Mar 29, 2010, 09.00 PMby sandrasews

    Very cute. I love the floral print.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.53 PMby minnietheminks

    Super cutey, I am a sucker for a floral print and this is beautiful

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      Mar 31, 2010, 04.48 PMby zickzack

      I fell in love with the print when I saw it. For some reason I didn’t like it any more shortly before the dress was finished. Now I love it again. strange. Maybe it was just the fact that I hadn’t shortended the dress yet and just didn’t like the length – not the print.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.51 PMby BeYou TiFul

    I love vintage patterns, it looks very nice on you. Great fabric too.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.33 PMby lunatepetal

    beautiful! perfect for the bloomy spring :)

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.16 PMby suzetewilliams

    Very nice – I’d love to get my hands on that pattern. The fabric really compliments the style. Great job. :-)

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    Mar 29, 2010, 06.33 PMby nettie

    Just beautiful! I love the photos, too.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 06.32 PMby frkbustad

    Very cute! I have to say, I like your version better than the one at the pattern… Well done with your alterations!

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    • Birds_large

      Mar 31, 2010, 04.44 PMby zickzack

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it!

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