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The Blue Rose Frock

Added Nov 10, 2010

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






I was over the moon when I came across this fabric 4 months ago in an Op Shop. It was origionally in the form of a round table cloth with a garish blue tassle trim – I fell in love! I adore the blue roses, they’re so bright and colourful they almost jump out of the fabric at you. I tucked it away in my fabric stash, waiting for the perfect project but 4 months past and I still had not used it – it was time for action! I pulled out an old friend, an amalgamtion of Retro Butterwick #B4792 and a bodice front from a miscellaneous early sixties pattern. I also used this pattern for my “Cherry on Top Frock” ( ) And this was the final product. Its a simple pattern, fitted bodice, full shirt (this time I shortened it) and a zip up the side.

I’m very pleased with the way it turned out and have place it on high rotation in my current wardrobe.

Material Notes

A brilliant table cloth I found at the Op Shop – Maybe Poly Cotton?




Garment Type

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    Sep 21, 2011, 09.34 AMby Laura Morgan

    this is divine!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.58 AMby mnavoy

    AMAZING printed fabric! I love this dress

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    Jan 1, 2011, 10.54 AMby aakmensah

    very inspiring!!!!!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 08.09 PMby sewaholic

    Gorgeous! Love the fabric, I’m so impressed it went from being a tablecloth to a beautiful floral dress! Well done and I’m not surprised it’s on high rotation in your wardrobe! :)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 12.33 AMby olystyrene

    I love this dress! That fabric was a great find!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 06.50 PMby lkeogan

    This dress is AMAZING!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 11.56 AMby baubo

    That print is so gorgeous and I love the shape of the dress! Well done!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 09.38 AMby nikkishell

    what an amazing dress! Great job finding such a fabulous tablecloth. :)

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    Nov 11, 2010, 03.02 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    I love the back!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 05.44 PMby ellohdesign

    so bright and pretty! great pick.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 03.54 PMby pampula

    The fabric is so lovely! looks very good on you:)

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    Nov 10, 2010, 01.06 PMby seersuckersally

    Kudos! Beautiful dress and it looks like it fits you perfectly.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.34 AMby u120418

    OMG – very jealous of your find! Beautiful dress!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.12 AMby ghainskom

    Adorable! Are you wearing it with a petticoat?

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      Nov 10, 2010, 09.18 PMby mollykatherine

      Thanks Ghainskom! Yes, i’m actually wearing a short tuelle pettiskirt underneath because being a table cloth, the fabric was suprisingly weighty!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 09.20 AMby aggelicat .)

    You look great!!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 08.19 AMby tilly-vanilly

    Beauuuuuuuuutiful! You’ve done a good job positioning the flowers in the right places.

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      Nov 10, 2010, 09.19 PMby mollykatherine

      Thanks Tilly Vanilly P.s love your blog! Blog crush : )

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    Nov 10, 2010, 05.13 AMby Melissa Williams

    I love this! Great job!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 04.05 AMby pumpkinpatches

    that fabric is stunning, and you did a great job on the dress too!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 03.25 AMby angelasaywhatt

    This is absolutely beautiful, great job! I like this fabric much more as a dress than I would as a table cloth.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 02.26 AMby gonewandering

    This is gorgeous! It fits you perfectly, and you’re right about the print – one of a kind!!

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