Stolen From Your Sister's Closet Frock

Added May 6, 2010

by grosgrain

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When my sister and I were teenagers (and well into our 20s) we would share clothes as if our closets were owned by the other. I would go to her house and raid her closet, take a couple new things I liked and then keep them indefinitely. And just in case any of you think ill of me, let me tell you, she would do the same.

Often I would buy something new and somehow it would go missing. A couple months later I’d see it on her as if it were never mine. I think this is a common memory for most girls who have sisters.

This dress sort of reminded me of something I’d steal from her. I really liked the way it looked on me, all soft and flowy. I felt like a Spanish dancer.

This dress has an empire waist. But the best part is the skirt. I made it with two tiers. Not only that but each tier has two full circle skirt cuts. Very wide when open.

The part I liked about the cut is that it is a little shorter at the sides, almost unnoticablely shorter. But it gives the dress and flirty look without looking too short in front (coming down to my knees).

The top is lined with a robin’s egg blue trim in the front and back.

The bottom of the skirt is also lined with trim which makes it bellow out more. If you twirl or move slightly to the left or right the look is amazing! I want to wear this dress to a nice summer on-the-beach party or take a trip to Hawaii and wear it to a luau.

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Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Satin

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    Jul 18, 2010, 06.39 PMby rudegal

    Love it love it looooooooove it!!!!!!!! What a stunning dress!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.45 PMby asabaijan

    It’s so lovely! I hope you don’T mind me copying a bit? I love your creations so much and especially the titles… they are absolutely sweet! all the best astrid

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    May 12, 2010, 10.22 PMby elyzampa

    So cute! Love how full is the skirt!

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    May 9, 2010, 12.33 AMby rifka

    You have great style. This dress is so sweet. I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

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    May 7, 2010, 10.31 PMby feetyjammies

    How Pretty!

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    May 7, 2010, 07.46 PMby tatuswelle

    Ahhhh….Love this dress. Awesome Job!!

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    May 7, 2010, 04.01 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    loveee the fabricc the colourr wow it’s amazing!!!

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    May 7, 2010, 12.14 AMby calicocouture

    What a fun dress! I love the full skirt.

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    May 6, 2010, 07.32 PMby nuiwida23

    Gorgeous! You’ll be wearing it all summer, as long as your sister doesn’t take it :)

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    May 6, 2010, 04.34 PMby candicej

    I’ve visited your blog a few times and I think you have a real talent for dresses – all of them are so beautiful, and this one is no exception. I love it!

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    May 6, 2010, 04.13 PMby nadia42

    Beautiful dress!!! The pattern is stunning and the colours really suit you :) My sister and I are exactly the same :P we used to fight about it but now we have realised that it benefits us both :P unfortunately her feet are smaller then mine so i can’t take her shoes :(:(

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    May 6, 2010, 03.03 PMby suzetewilliams

    It is absolutely gorgeous! I hope your sister doesn’t steal it from you. I loved your story :-). My sister used to borrow my stuff and ten stretch them because she had bigger boobs than me and then she’d keep them as hers. Very clever and irritating at the same time. lol

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    May 6, 2010, 02.31 PMby steffmc

    What a lovely dress! Did you use a pattern?

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      May 6, 2010, 02.32 PMby grosgrain

      No, I made the pattern as I went along:)

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