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The Birthday dress

Added Oct 27, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






After quite a while, here is “finally” a new project!

Last weekend was my mum’s birthday. I felt like making her a nice dress, which would change from the shapeless cheap things she usually wears. My mum is a kindergarten teacher, therefore, she has to sit on the ground and bend over. She likes colors and leggings. She is also an apple shape.

I decided for a jersey fabric for comfort and easy washing (think painting stains). I also chose a “progressive” print, I wanted the bottom of the garment to have a busier print than the top. I have also chosen to make a dress. She can wear leggings or opaque stockings. The pattern comes from a Dutch magazine called “Knipmode” (October, #17a).

I made it as nice as possible. Almost all the seams are French Seams! I also used orange bias to add a funky contrast. The body of the dress is lined with a prune jersey, for strength… Here is the result!

For more construction details (French seams, shoulders, etc), check my blog entry…

Material Notes

Jersey (both)




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Oct 28, 2010, 09.37 AMby slinkykitten

    This is absolutely gorgeous – great fabric and beautifully made!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 06.38 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    such a great dress! i hope we will be lucky enough to see your happy mum in the dress as well, as i could imagine, that that must look great!!!!! well done!

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    Oct 27, 2010, 11.38 PMby gillthecat

    so nice and for your mummy thats too sweet love fabric and details, lucky mum

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    Oct 27, 2010, 07.45 PMby kihli

    Your mum certainly can just adore such a wonderful dress! Very nice fabric choice as well!

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    Oct 27, 2010, 07.00 PMby owlache

    That’s so sweet and well thought out! French seams is love, I think I would ONLY use them for my mom :)

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    Oct 27, 2010, 06.47 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Love the fabric, well done!

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