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Sweet Polka-Dot Dress

Added Apr 5, 2011

by cooi

Los Angeles, Cal...






A simple sweet dress made of cotton. I used the bodice pattern from Burda Style Magazine but altered it slightly. I made my own gathered skirt with fabric I had lying around. I guess you could call this a scrap project!

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Nov 2, 2011, 12.07 PMby woman

    very sweet and fits you perfect! :D

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    Jun 17, 2011, 04.50 PMby fastidiouscat

    Really sweet, it looks lovely!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.32 PMby dixiediy

    adorable! i like the fabric combo. it looks like it fits really well, too!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 09.44 PMby peaches2218

    What alterations did you make to the bodice? The fit of your version is significantly better than most of the other ones that have been posted.

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      Apr 5, 2011, 10.17 PMby cooi

      I sized down and then changed the armholes and neckline for a better fit. I made sure the fabric I was using had a little give. The result was a tighter fit (you might have to shorten/lengthen the darts depending on your bust size) but also a slightly raised waistline (very popular this season). The raised waistline made sure that the bodice wasn’t too tight— especially if I was going to chow down. :D

      Thank you (all) for the wonderful comments!! <3

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    Apr 5, 2011, 08.52 PMby runningwithscissors1

    It’s always so great to make something so nice out of scraps!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 08.48 PMby Ooty Yaacobi

    so very pretty!!!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 05.16 PMby apfelbluete

    very beautiful and sweet!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 04.10 PMby chichil

    That’s so sweet, I love your dress! Nice shoes too :)

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    Apr 5, 2011, 03.49 PMby magdamagda

    it looks delightful!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 03.21 PMby alicerain

    I love it! Very chic.

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