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Sweet Neopolitan

Added May 12, 2010

by loyl8

Eureka , Califor...






A very sweet dress for summer. I was inspired by Neopolitan ice cream without being too literal. I used the contour bust dress pattern. The pattern was right on with my size. This was a trial dress to see if I’d like it. I didn’t cut enough fabric for the bottom part of the dress (well I did but it made me look pregnant when i would sit down) so for the fix I added 3 godets with bows ( one bigger on back and 2 smaller in the front) to make it fit right. I made double spaghetti straps (once I bought the right tool it made my life easier). I top stitched the seams down in a contrasting thread. I used brown bias tape to go around the top to the dress. I think it turned out pretty well. I can’t wait to make another one!!!

How to coming soon on spaghetti straps…:)

Material Notes

Brown/pink batik fabric, Brown/pink gingham fabric, Off white cotton fabric, brown bias tape, inseam zipper, natural/brown thread, and ice cream….mmmm




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.33 AMby mnavoy

    soo cute

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    May 13, 2010, 05.34 AMby nataliepie

    You made it so well and pretty :)

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    May 13, 2010, 01.47 AMby jeffrey

    really great.

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    May 13, 2010, 12.21 AMby almalou

    Gorgeous dress – and it looks lovely with your bike! :-)

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    May 12, 2010, 11.53 PMby pixelink

    DELICIOUS DRESS!!! The godets work well and the back is stunning with those straps.

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    May 12, 2010, 10.44 PMby Jodi Wade

    I absolutely love the fact that you were inspired by ice-cream! The back view is very cool.

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    May 12, 2010, 03.27 PMby cquinn13

    love the godets, love the fabric, love the straps…awesome dress!

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    May 12, 2010, 02.03 PMby fairyprincess

    Stunning, I think your bows fix looks better than the original! Can’t wait for your spaghetti straps how-to :)

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    May 12, 2010, 11.48 AMby feetyjammies

    Very pretty. Love the godets.

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    May 12, 2010, 11.25 AMby frankiesoup

    I like the dress and the godets look fantastic :) Nice fix!

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