The Roses Are Blue Dress

Added Feb 10, 2012

by MaryBeverly

Austin, Texas, U...

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Description

This is my third version of Simplicity 2215, a Cynthia Rowley shirtdress, made up (once again!) with Liberty Tana Lawn. This is, also, my favorite version yet. Mostly that’s due to the fabric, Liberty’s Carline print, which has been waiting in my stash for the perfect dress pattern. I added self-drafted cap sleeves, which I adore, and fully lined the whole dress in sapphire blue poplin. With its similarly sapphire covered buttons and lovely blue roses, this dress is quite ready for spring!

More pictures and details can be found at my blog, Idle Fancy.

Material Notes

Liberty Tana Lawn – Carline print – via Ebay – $20/yard
Sapphire Blue cotton poplin – via Fabric Mart – $1.50/yard

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 7, 2012, 05.42 PMby leokadia

    Ein wunderschönes Kleid, bezaubernd!

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    Mar 12, 2012, 02.04 AMby PeaceLoveTrees

    This is amazing! I have this pattern, and I just got the most beautiful Marcia Derse fabric for it. I can’t wait to make it.

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    Feb 13, 2012, 01.01 AMby kmaxa

    Love everything about this!

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.07 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 11, 2012, 01.27 PMby Couture Academic

    So gorgeous, thank you for sharing! It fits you perfectly. I think I’ll try this pattern.

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.07 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thanks, Artamisia! You must try this pattern – it’s one of my favorites. So flattering & versatile!

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    Feb 11, 2012, 03.09 AMby erinlynngood

    lovely dress! the quality of light in the photo makes you and the dress look so ethereal. i have this pattern but i prefer your look with the cap sleeves – good design decision!

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.09 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you so much, ErinLynn! I am still thrilled that the cap sleeves worked out so well – the dress just looks more polished with sleeves. It’s always a relief when pattern fiddling turns out the way you want!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 10.25 PMby nookie

    you always make such lovely dresses that suit you beautifully.

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.10 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you, thank you, nookie! I’m so glad you like them.

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    Feb 10, 2012, 12.47 PMby bernieandi

    This is such a perfect go-to dress and I love the Liberty Tana Lawn.

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.10 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you! Isn’t this Liberty wonderful? I have such a soft spot for their lovely prints!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 12.31 PMby Rebecca Ryan

    Very nice! It looks great on you :o)

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.11 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thanks, Rebecca!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 10.20 AMby Inspired2012

    Really cute dress! Love the fabric!

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.11 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you so much! Isn’t the fabric divine? Liberty really is the best.

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    Feb 10, 2012, 04.22 AMby foursquarewalls

    Aw you’re so cute. I have this pattern and I’ve loved all your versions of it, so I need to just make it already!

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.13 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thanks so much, Andrea! And – seriously – you must make this pattern. I would love to see the version you come up with! You always make such lovely pieces.

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    Feb 10, 2012, 03.24 AMby madebymeg

    gorgeous as usual!

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.13 PMby MaryBeverly

      Aww, shucks. Thanks so much, Meg! :)

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    Feb 10, 2012, 12.51 AMby schnui

    This is a lovely dress which I am sure you will love forever. And because you have lined it and used such a high quality fabric, it will serve you well.

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      Feb 16, 2012, 10.14 PMby MaryBeverly

      Thank you, schnui! I hope you’re right – this is one of my favorite pieces I’ve made, so hopefully it holds up well in the future.

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