Vintage-inspired floral frock

Added Nov 13, 2010

by iroiro

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Description

I found this cotton in a huge discount fabric shop and immediately fell in love with its vintage style floral print. The pattern is self-drafted and I just love this feminine shape. Whilst the long sleeves and high neckline with lace collar create a very demure look, the fitted bodice and full skirt also gives a “grown up” twist. It was the first time I had sewn in a side invisible zipper and I’m so pleased with the result. It’s such a clean finish.

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Material Notes

Liberty print floral cotton, invisible zip, ribbon back ties

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 26, 2010, 03.34 PMby laurii

    i love your dress! wish i’d find fabrics like that so i could try to do something as pretty:)

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    Nov 18, 2010, 04.55 AMby prairieponygirl

    Totally cute and amazing, as always! I love your pattern and the fabric too!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 05.41 PMby daisyroots

    what a super dress lovely cheery colours for a gloomy english winter.

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    Nov 17, 2010, 07.51 AMby craziemirrie

    The fabirc and cut of the dress is great! Well done you are very talented :)

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    Nov 17, 2010, 07.22 AMby maddiew

    Oh! i am in love!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.24 PMby sunnilj9

    Totally darling and so vintage! I love it! Great fabric and great lines in the dress. Brilliant job!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.18 PMby carottesauvage

    Very beautiful! you have a sharp eye for amazing prints!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.11 PMby antraxdesigns

    it fits you perfectly! well job drafting the pattern. The invisible zipper is perfect too. Awesome job!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.38 AMby pambox

    you really know exactly how to design and make clothes that suit you perfectly.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 12.24 AMby olystyrene

    This is so lovely! And the print is just adorable! Well done :)

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    Nov 15, 2010, 10.48 AMby kokuryu

    Gorgeous!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 05.36 PMby lozthewoz

    This is amazing. I actually gasped when I saw this.. the print is sooo gorgeous!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 04.47 PMby jodeusp

    wow I love this!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 08.44 AMby elyzampa

    Really really nice! The shape you gave to the dress match perfectly the style of the fabric, love it! …I like also your hairdo ;)

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    Nov 14, 2010, 08.38 AMby Natasha Venzke

    Your photos are amazing. I loooove those shoes

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    Nov 14, 2010, 07.51 AMby graveflower

    I like the whole set-up for this. From your hair, to your tights, to the bag, they tie this dress into a real story. I like that story a lot, too. What a great fabric choice. Great job!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 06.43 AMby juebejue

    it is super duper cute! i love how you can wear a shirt underneath! great styling and photos as well!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 01.17 AMby dudette0sam

    thats so cute! it looks great!

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    Nov 13, 2010, 09.20 PMby nikkishell

    You are so cute! Love the dress, great fabric find.

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    Nov 13, 2010, 09.13 PMby laurwyn

    Your skills are getting crazy good! I love the peter pan collar and the sleeves. I think that your pattern works perfectly with the fabric print too!

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    Nov 13, 2010, 08.38 PMby lulls

    All your outfits are totally cute as!! and you wear them with such beauty, plus you have a great eye for awesome fabric!! :D

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    Nov 13, 2010, 08.35 PMby lunatepetal

    the fabric is so lovely and perfect for the dress! love the style and lace collar is a great accent :)

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    Nov 13, 2010, 05.58 PMby infinite-plus-one

    That dress is soooo lovely! I’ve been looking for a floral fabric for ages, but it has been so difficult to find! Congrats (:

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    Nov 13, 2010, 05.48 PMby adabofcolour

    this is really really nice :)

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    Nov 13, 2010, 04.39 PMby aluckmann

    First of all, you are just adorable! I love that you are able to create your own patterns, this dress is another lovely example of your work.

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    Nov 13, 2010, 04.27 PMby janene

    Soooo gorgeous! You have a great eye for beautiful fabric and you wear your designs with such style. So inspiring.

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