Twinkle Flower Dress

Added Aug 16, 2010

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland

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Description

Like almost everybody who owns a “Twinkle Sews” book, I immediately planned to make the “Next Big Thing” dress when I got this book for my birthday.
I had doubts in advance, though, wondering if it would be really wearable, and if I should leave the elastic in the front. I ended up with making no alterations, except for the skirt which I made less balloony, and in the end I am quite glad with how it came out. Already thinking about which Twinkle project to make next!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear

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    Jul 6, 2012, 05.53 AMby leokadia

    Das ist so ein goldiges Kleid. Ich habe mir daraufhin das Buch bestellt … ich bin gespannt, was mich erwartet. Danke für diese Anregung :-)) ich freue mich sehr!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.14 PMby NeederMoo

    Love it! :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.31 PMby charlotteauzou

    The collar is amazing ! It makes me think of an Orla Kiely dress. Really pretty !

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    May 2, 2011, 07.11 PMby janul

    adorable! I like the neckline so much…

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    Aug 30, 2010, 09.48 AMby leeloe

    My book finaly came :) .. i’m so excited to start sewing :) .. i’m just confused about sizing. how did you decide what size to take? :S

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      Aug 30, 2010, 08.22 PMby kihli

      Congratulations for your new book… ! :-)
      I used the size chart in the book, but other than suggested I used my pure body measurements, without adding any ease at all. I’m still not sure if I catched the sizing system the book authors suggested, but size 8 according to my body measurements worked very well for me!

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      Aug 31, 2010, 09.28 AMby leeloe

      tnx.. i wasn’t sure to add any ease or not.. it looked too much to add soo much cm at my body measurments ..

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      Aug 31, 2010, 05.46 PMby kihli

      This is what I was thinking, too! But you can do a “last check”: When you taped the pattern together, you can measure the bust, waist and hips of the pattern: when those measurements come up with your body measurements plus an acceptable amount of ease, that should be the right size for you. Btw, I use this method also for choosing the right size of burda patterns!

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      Aug 31, 2010, 08.41 PMby leeloe

      yes, but burda patterns are much easier to print and tape :) .. i spent whole afternoon tapeing one of the pattern from this book. i hope it will be worth it :/ .. i decided not to start with this drees, but with taking manhattan. it looks easy to start with. and i’ll figure out what size fits me the best for this dress :) .. tnx again for help!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 01.41 AMby veryprairie

    Super cute and beautifully sewn – awesome work!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.44 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I love that neckline… :)

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    Aug 17, 2010, 02.49 AMby jenniferelizabeth

    Love, love love!!! terrific style and the finish is so porfessional

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    Aug 16, 2010, 10.52 PMby lkeogan

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I have just ordered the book so I can’t wait for it to get here and get started. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    Aug 16, 2010, 09.07 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is great fabric and very cute dress, good job!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 08.21 PMby leeloe

    Dress is gorgeus! I just orderd that book from ebay.. must make that dress for mayself :)

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      Aug 16, 2010, 08.34 PMby kihli

      Thanks! Have fun with the book, it contains also many other nice patterns!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 07.49 PMby laurwyn

    I hadn’t heard about that book yet, but it looks very nice! I also like the idea of a cd-rom! Anyway!

    I LOVE the fabric! It is just enough 3D to transform a simple pattern in a gorgeous dress. I also think that the neckline is very pretty. As well, I like the fact you changed the bottom to make is less balloony.

    In general, I feel like all the garments you make look so neat and well made!

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      Aug 16, 2010, 07.55 PMby kihli

      Thank you! I love the fabric, too! When I saw it by chance in my preferred sewing shop I thought that it would be the perfect fabric for that dress. It has a very slight glimmer when the light falls in a certain direction, and – best of all – it was surprisingly easy to handle with!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 07.23 PMby laura oprea

    Very nice fabric. The dress suits you very well!

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      Aug 16, 2010, 07.31 PMby kihli

      Thank you!

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    Aug 16, 2010, 07.11 PMby kjbuff

    Oh yes, this is the first Twinkle Sews I’m going to tackle! Mine will be out of orange!

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      Aug 16, 2010, 07.31 PMby kihli

      Hope you will show it to us, then! I’m curious how it will look in a bright colour! I also thought about that, but didn’t have the courage :-(

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