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Tiger Lilly Afternoon Tea Dress

Added Aug 24, 2012

by pixiesam

Berkhamsted, Uni...






I made this dress to wear to a posh afternoon tea at a local country hotel in celebration of a friends birthday.

I used the Burdastyle Danielle dress pattern for the bodice, as I’ve used this before and it fits me perfectly. I used the bodice and waistband of this pattern, and the skirt is from Burda 7407.

I self drafted some tulip sleeves and inserted a lapped zipper.

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Material Notes

Polyester crepe de chine




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Aug 25, 2012, 05.45 PMby pixiesam

    Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments. I am so pleased with how it turned out and yes, I had a wonderful time wearing it.

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    Aug 25, 2012, 06.51 AMby janene

    Amazing fit. Perfect for an afternoon tea! :-)

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    Aug 25, 2012, 12.50 AMby HelenMoore

    This is so cute! I love seeing others come up with ideas from patterns we can get a hold of!

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    Aug 25, 2012, 12.34 AMby schnui

    This is a really lovely dress and you look great in it as well. Well done.

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    Aug 24, 2012, 07.03 PMby jenny walker

    beautiful! i love the sleeves, and the wider waist band looks great too!!

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    Aug 24, 2012, 06.20 PMby Mary Athey

    Hope you.d a great day out in your fab dress. its lovely xx

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    Aug 24, 2012, 05.36 PMby mwelland

    I love the tulip sleeves. The dress is beautiful!

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      Aug 24, 2012, 05.42 PMby pixiesam

      Thank you so much. I’m so pleased with how the sleeves turned out.

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    Aug 24, 2012, 04.20 PMby sewrecycler

    Hi I really love the dress – and the material suits it perfectly. Hope your afternoon tea went well.

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      Aug 24, 2012, 05.42 PMby pixiesam

      Thank you so much. Yes, the tea was wonderful!

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