The Birthday dress

Added Oct 27, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...

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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)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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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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