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The Esme Homage Dress

Added Feb 1, 2012

by MaryBeverly

Waco, Texas, Uni...

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Description

Last week, The Sew Weekly’s theme was to make our own version of a garment we loved. I chose a dress I’d been salivating over, from one of my favorite fashion bloggers – Esme and the Laneway. The original had a softly pleated skirt and – the best bit! – a piped, sweetheart-shaped button placket joining the yoke and main bodice.

I used the Colette Macaron and Peony as pattern bases to draft my own version, made from a lovely pale yellow floral. With the fabric-covered chocolate brown buttons and the handmade piping, this dress turned out even better than I’d expected. A perfect frock for early Spring!

Construction details and a ton more photos can be found at my blog, Idle Fancy

Material Notes

Yellow Floral Cotton – $9/yard from Gorgeous Fabrics
Brown Lining Cotton Poplin – $1.99/yard from Fabric Mart

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 3, 2012, 09.37 PMby nookie

    such a beautiful dress – great fabric and the buttons and piping are a really gorgeous feature

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    Feb 3, 2012, 01.20 AMby poppykettle

    Such an awesome interpretation of Esme’s amazing dress… oh lordy I’d love to know where that lady shops!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 05.29 PMby luxperdiem

    I really love the button detailing.

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    Feb 2, 2012, 07.03 AMby ladykatza

    You did a GREAT job! Lovely.

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    Feb 2, 2012, 04.17 AMby truebias

    looks great. I just LOVE those buttons.

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      Feb 2, 2012, 04.32 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you! The buttons are my favorite part too – they were what really made me want to copycat the original dress.

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