The 'Green Like... IKEA?' - Dress

Added Aug 24, 2011

by kerstika

Berlin, Germany

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Description

This is the fourth dress I’ve ever made and the first one I hope I can share without too much mortification. I made a few changes to the original pattern:

1) A-line skirt
2) gathered rectangle to add length (added after finishing the dress because it didn’t look right without it)
3) Cut out back with buttons
4) Lower neckline, no sleeves, bias tape (in addition to lining)
5) Additional darts for a better fit
6) That crinkly-looking bias tape is tied around my waist for lack of a belt…ahem.

This is such a fun pattern and I loved sewing this dress, but there’s a huge ‘but’ to this: The fabric, it slays me. I think dying it permanently damaged the fibres or something? Whatever it is, I can press the living daylights out of this dress and it will always look like I just pulled it out of the back of my wardrobe :)

Material Notes

Ikea fabric (cotton, dyed dark green), red bias tape, red zipper, two buttons

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Apr 1, 2012, 01.35 PMby perlendiva

    Ich finds klasse!!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 05.36 PMby kerstika

      Das freut mich sehr :) :)

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    Feb 27, 2012, 05.33 AMby TabithaFoxx

    oh my gosh this is gorgeous!!!!! Im in love!

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      Feb 28, 2012, 08.08 PMby kerstika

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Feb 19, 2012, 04.49 PMby katastrophenbarbie

    You hit the point! I would pay lots of money if this dress would be in the shops. TOO great! I fear, I have to adept your idea. :)

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      Feb 20, 2012, 12.49 AMby kerstika

      Thanks :) It’s a great pattern!

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    Feb 3, 2012, 04.52 AMby Belle Wyllie

    That is so pretty! I love the back :)

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      Feb 3, 2012, 06.35 PMby kerstika

      Thank you!! I wish it were summer again now so that I could wear it :)

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    Nov 6, 2011, 10.22 AMby prettysewinggirl

    What a beautiful dress! It really drew my attention from all the Danielle patterns! The fabric is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation from this pattern :)

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      Nov 8, 2011, 02.18 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! I love Ikea fabric, too. The quality isn’t perfect, but the designs are lovely and it’s 100% cotton! Thanks again for taking the time to comment :)

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    Oct 5, 2011, 05.00 PMby LiLi-Compagnie

    Love it!!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 12.27 PMby blueskysunhigh

    Soooo beautiful! The changes you’ve made are perfect!

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      Sep 1, 2011, 02.51 PMby kerstika

      Thank you very much!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 10.29 AMby azrazara

    Just perfect

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      Sep 1, 2011, 02.51 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! :)

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    Aug 27, 2011, 08.32 PMby taiwo .

    This is such a nice dress, I love the detail in the back. I like the bias tape too, Keep it! lol. Definitely a job well done! :)

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      Aug 27, 2011, 10.19 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! I’m really quite fond of the bias tape belt, too! I’m just not overly fond of always having to iron it out again after wearing it :) Must. Sew. A Belt. After I finish my other projects, that is… Thanks again for your lovely comment.

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    Aug 27, 2011, 09.12 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Gorgeous dress! Your modifications make it so much nicer looking than the original pattern.

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      Aug 27, 2011, 10.59 AMby kerstika

      Thanks very much!

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    Aug 27, 2011, 12.08 AMby carlachan

    sooooo… beautiful.. :)

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      Aug 27, 2011, 10.57 AMby kerstika

      Thank you! :-)

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    Aug 26, 2011, 09.57 PMby amn-1

    Great work and great choice of fabric…

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      Aug 27, 2011, 10.57 AMby kerstika

      Thanks :-)

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    Aug 26, 2011, 04.47 AMby smallone

    if there were a competition for best Danielle you’d win for sure…and I cant believe this is only dress number 4!!

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      Aug 26, 2011, 09.25 AMby kerstika

      Thank you so much! My first dresses were almost all from the same pattern, though, so I had some practice working with it :)

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    Aug 26, 2011, 12.06 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    well from your pictures the fabric looks great! it almost looks like silk, or that was my first guess. very flatetring dress and i love the colour! also, keep the little ribbon belt. so cute :-) and post your first dress! we would all love a look!

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      Aug 26, 2011, 09.16 AMby kerstika

      Thanks! I’m very happy with the way it fits as well, although it is perhaps a bit big, but that’s better than too small :) About the first dress… NOT SURE I want it online, but I’ll think about it :) I’m self taught and I used that dress to figure out how to do different stitches on my machine. So it’s really just a short colour block number. Thanks anyway :)

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    Aug 25, 2011, 02.15 PMby shefali

    Wow, never thought that pattern could be converted into something so beautiful! Am looking at danielle with new eyes! And of course you look lovely in it

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      Aug 25, 2011, 02.47 PMby kerstika

      That’s very kind of you, thanks! It’s such a versatile pattern, and so fun to work with :)

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    Aug 25, 2011, 11.21 AMby gray

    It is such a pretty dress!

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      Aug 25, 2011, 11.22 AMby kerstika

      Thanks! :)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 10.51 PMby secondbedroom

    Pretty! I love a laid back maxi dress. The red details add a nice touch.

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      Aug 24, 2011, 10.56 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! I love red details; they make everything a bit more cheerful :)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 10.30 PMby mollykatherine

    I love it! :)

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      Aug 24, 2011, 10.55 PMby kerstika

      Thank you!!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 08.24 PMby mariposa21

    Was für ein tolles Kleid! Und die Knöpfen sind super!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 08.36 PMby kerstika

      Oh vielen Dank, wie lieb von Dir! Die Knöpfe hab ich einer alten H&M Hose entwendet :)

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      Aug 24, 2011, 09.18 PMby mariposa21

      Schön! Hab ich das richtig verstanden dass du den Stoff selbst gefärbt hasst? Oder war das nur das andere Kleid?

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      Aug 24, 2011, 09.27 PMby kerstika

      Ja genau, eigentlich war das ein weißer IKEA Stoff mit rosaroten Rosen :) Mich hat grad total das Färbefieber gepackt!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 09.33 PMby mariposa21

      Ach so! Es ist dir total klasse gelungen. Ich freue mich auf deine weiteren Projecte! :) x

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.11 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Nice work!! Whenever I have fabric that looks kinda wrinkly, I just make the wrinkles work: I usually keep the fabric in a big twisted knot in my closet, so that it is always purposely wrinkled. I have a couple of dresses that work just fine like that.

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      Aug 24, 2011, 05.17 PMby kerstika

      Haha, I like the way your mind works. It’s all a matter of attitude! :) (And I kinda like a wrinkly look sometimes, it’s more laid back.)

      And thanks!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 03.31 PMby violetsky

    Ooo I love everything about this dress, colour, length, back and piping.

    Try spray starch on hard to iron cotton, it’s excellent at getting creases out.

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      Aug 24, 2011, 04.16 PMby kerstika

      Thank you so much! And thanks for the tip, too, I will definitely try that!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 02.59 PMby dottty

    I love the whole thing, the colours and shape are fantastic and suites you so well, its just lovely jj:)x

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      Aug 24, 2011, 03.12 PMby kerstika

      That’s so kind of you, thank you!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 03.55 PMby dottty

      you are most welcome. It looks great with ya hair too jj:)x

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    Aug 24, 2011, 02.45 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Gorgeous! You look stunning!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 02.56 PMby kerstika

      Thank you so much!!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 02.17 PMby reliablechef

    I really like it!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 02.21 PMby kerstika

      Thanks! :)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 02.09 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Cute, very pretty fabric. I like the red bias tape too. Well done.

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      Aug 24, 2011, 02.10 PMby kerstika

      Thank you, thank you! :)

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