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TinkerBell's lavender number

Added Mar 10, 2012

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






I made this summery, light-hearted dress to attend a friend’s engagement party on a dolphin watching cruise, it wasn’t until one of the crew members called me “Tinkerbell” that I realised that this dress resembles TinkerBell’s green frock!

I loved this fabric when I saw it and just went ahead and bought it without a project in mind. Although the tag stated “2-tone blue and yellow” the colour is closer to lavender or jacaranda. The polka dots are little tufts of mustard-yellow fluff.

The bodice is made using miasu’s Contour Bust Dress tutorial, I added a waistband and waist tie to allow me to tie a bow at the back. The skirt is based on Burda paper pattern #7494 and the whole dress is fully lined. Unfortunately, I didn’t align the skirt lining well and it is visible at the back skirt split at times (see picture 3.) I inserted an invisible zipper centrally.

Material Notes

Dress: Dobby Spot, 2-tone (blue and yellow); Lining: Top pop poplin; Invisible zipper, royal blue; thread;




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Romantic


burdastyle paper pattern

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    Jul 8, 2012, 10.50 AMby leokadia

    very very nice your dress, like a sugar-princess :-))

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    Mar 15, 2012, 07.08 PMby mezzanine

    so, so sweet dress, I really like it :-))))

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      Mar 16, 2012, 02.20 PMby cynthia-1

      Thanks everyone for all the encouraging feedback!

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    Mar 13, 2012, 06.30 PMby Sewbynite

    This is an awesome dress! It looks awesome on you also. Great fit.

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    Mar 12, 2012, 12.39 PMby joost52

    Love it, the back is spectacular!

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    Mar 11, 2012, 02.39 PMby Ljiljan

    IT IS LOVELY !!! Great job ! :)

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    Mar 11, 2012, 05.15 AMby chillwear

    Beautiful, love the color!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 11.50 PMby elimaem

    I love everything about this dress!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 09.33 PMby crystalpleats

    Great dress. Well done.

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    Mar 10, 2012, 04.19 PMby sunintheclouds

    Wow, what a great fit!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 03.23 PMby jadealamode

    so beautiful!! cute fabric

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    Mar 10, 2012, 03.12 PMby skeeler

    Very impressive…and pretty!!

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    Mar 10, 2012, 02.56 PMby suzetewilliams

    Really cute dress! Love the colour and great finish too. You must be really proud. Well done!

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