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White Tea Dress

Added Oct 13, 2010

by strawberrypa...

Oxford, United S...






I saw this dress on Modcloth: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Pretty+in+Pastels+Dress
And I wanted to make one like it but for winter. I also decided to add cool pockets. I like the way it turned out. Now my friend wants one too so I’m making one for her in coral twill!
This is also the first dress I’ve drafted entirely from scratch. It has two buttons at the center waistband and one at the mock collar (unfortunately you can’t really see them well). You can see the contrast pockets pretty well though.

Material Notes

Quilting cotton, shank buttons.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Oct 19, 2010, 02.39 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Looking at the photo, I thought you had used a commercial pattern! Super job!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 11.28 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Thank you, everyone!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 01.09 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Great job making it from scratch, the fit is perfect! Modcloth does give great ideas. I love the hole in the neck line and your fabric really suits the fun style.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 10.34 AMby nookie

    congratulations great drafting, i’m half way through drafting a bodice and skirt but this has inspired me to finish and draft my own masterpeice. this is onw of my favourites in quite a while.

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    Oct 14, 2010, 10.06 AMby robygiup

    Lovely shape! Very well done! :D

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    Oct 14, 2010, 05.00 AMby luxihere

    Adoreable. thanks for the inspiration, now i want to make one too….

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    Oct 14, 2010, 05.00 AMby luxihere

    Adoreable. thanks for the inspiration, now i want to make one too….

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    Oct 13, 2010, 10.20 PMby distie

    Modcloth is such a great place for inspiration, isn’t it? They always have the cutest dresses!

    Your dress came out fantastic! I can’t believe that this is the first dress you’ve made scratch!

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      Oct 13, 2010, 11.18 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

      Oh, Modcloth is the best! I am constantly scrolling through the dress section wishing I had more time to make every dress on the site.
      And thank you!!!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 09.48 PMby littleash

    It turned out really well! Good job.

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    Oct 13, 2010, 01.55 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Thank you!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 12.42 PMby Alexis Ward

    Beautiful fabric and a great job! Enjoy!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 11.51 AMby merbecky

    This is great! Excellent job!

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