Tie-Front Dress

Added Jul 23, 2010

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia

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Description

After the most insanely busy semester of my life (I hate you, biochem), I have finally gotten some sewing done!

Like many others, I’ve been eyeing off the Mociun tie-front dress! I pieced together information from verypurpleperson , Anna Allen & FarahAJH to make my prototype.

It was really easy to make, and probably my most successful project I’ve made without a commercial pattern yet (yay!). Because this dress was just a trial run, I didn’t line it and was a bit lazy with ‘proper’ dressmaking techniques. I’m hoping to get a nicer, more wearable version made soon!

There’s a bit more info on my blog, including some pictures I took showing how I altered the pattern – I Wish I Were Nancy Drew.

Material Notes

Super-cheap, see-through, starchy and nasty fabric from Spotlight, which they claim is cotton. I have very serious doubts whether this is true.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

Credits

verypurpleperson
Anna Allen
FarahAJH

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    Jul 11, 2011, 09.10 AMby tasallison

    wow so pretty! i love all of your projects!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 10.05 PMby ojglo1

    gorgeous…i love it

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    Jul 26, 2010, 02.44 PMby mcginnhold

    Okay, this has to be the cutest dress I’ve ever seen for summer. Love it!

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    Jul 25, 2010, 11.50 AMby mischi

    Ooh this is gorgeous – had a flip through your blog and I totally know what you mean about the fabric stash. Problem is.. it keeps getting bigger! I’d love to give this a go too!

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      Jul 26, 2010, 09.22 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks :) I’ve managed to deplete my stash a little now – hopefully I can keep it up!

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    Jul 25, 2010, 10.48 AMby nenasew

    Love it. Its so adorable. So glad you could take time away from school to sew.

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      Jul 26, 2010, 09.22 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks! It’s been great making some new clothes for summer!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 05.13 PMby lizah

    This is wonderful!!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 01.16 PMby farahajh

    Thanks for the shout-out, and your dress looks fantastic! I love the colour.

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      Jul 24, 2010, 12.19 AMby sarsaparilla

      No problem, and thanks!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 10.47 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Great colour and well done with drafting it yourself, I bet the next version will be even more fab! :)

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      Jul 23, 2010, 11.45 AMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks! I’ve already got heaps of improvements to make rushing through my mind :)

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    Jul 23, 2010, 05.35 AMby carolyn-s

    This is really gorgeous! I love it. and the colour will be perfect for our southern spring!

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      Jul 23, 2010, 11.44 AMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks Carolyn! I’m definitely looking forward to spring!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 03.26 AMby aurorat

    This is so damn cute it’s ridiculous!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 03.02 AMby quixoticpixels

    Super cute!

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