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Yellow floral dress

Added Mar 8, 2010

by tilly-vanilly

London, United K...






Here is my first ever sewing project, made using Easy McCalls pattern M2401. As a beginner I can’t quite judge the relative difficulty of different patterns, but it turned out okay so I guess that makes it dead easy! The style is very simple so I used a lively floral print to make it more interesting… well, also because I was advised that busy prints disguise wonky stitching! I added belt loops and little bows on the sleeves to snazz it up a bit. I wear this dress quite a lot and am rather pleased with it. More on my blog: :)

Material Notes

Quilting weight cotton




Garment Type

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    Jul 29, 2010, 11.04 PMby seussian

    Super amazing fabric. God bless you, MGJ

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    Jul 2, 2010, 11.18 AMby meseide

    Wow! What a perfect fit, especially for a first project! And I love the matching accessories.

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    May 30, 2010, 02.08 PMby koolaskatie

    really great!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.41 PMby loulourosa

    Great dress, it looks fabulous. I also like the brooch! Congratulations with your first project!

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    Mar 13, 2010, 01.28 PMby alekat

    wow. this is so lovely and nice. i like the cheerful pattern too. good work for a first dress, i think the first thing i ever made was a fluro pink fluffy bag. so this is something you can actually be proud of!

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    Mar 11, 2010, 02.23 AMby cantare

    agreed, agreed! so lovely, you have a talent for sewing and the dress and floral pattern is perfect for your body! lovely all around!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 09.44 PMby tilly-vanilly

    Thanks so much for your kind words :) I’m hosting a little giveaway of sewing-themed buttons on my blog if you fancy adding them to your next project:

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    Mar 10, 2010, 08.24 PMby zozowahine

    Toooooooo cute! Your first ever sewing project you say? DAMN! Nice use of accessories too, I always forget that

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    Mar 10, 2010, 07.13 PMby badkitty-1

    This is very cute and the fabric is lovely xx

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    Mar 10, 2010, 04.14 PMby Laura Zaliene

    this is one of the cuttiest dressies I’ve ever seen. Loks so perfect!!!!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 02.12 PMby ink

    so so so cute! and adorable! and yes tres chic! Congrat’s looks totally fabulousoh!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 07.39 AMby urenwa

    OMG! this is so chic :)

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    Mar 10, 2010, 07.15 AMby carolyn-s

    This dress is beautiful; wow for a first effort! Fabulous. I totally love your fabric choice and the bird brooch is a gorgeous finishing touch.

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    Mar 10, 2010, 06.59 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    You have done an amazing job for your very first project you should be very proud, and that fabric is adorable, I wish I could pull off yellow!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 01.50 AMby meegie-moo

    wow. wow. wow. wow. WOW!! I am so very impressed!! congratulations on your first sewing project – you must have natural skills because this looks so lovely!!! I will be posting mine very soon too – fingers crossed it turns out just as nice of yours :-)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 11.10 PMby passthepins

    LOVE this. You clever beaver!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 09.23 PMby lunatepetal

    love it! the floral print makes it so spring-y! and the bows on the sleeves are a nice detail :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 08.01 PMby ana aranda

    so cute!!! i love yellow!!! ;)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 07.58 PMby latulipenoire

    This is so cute and styled so perfectly! I look forward to seeing what you sew next!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 04.40 PMby domesticatedhuman

    OMG, so great! Love this dress – am off to buy the pattern now :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 04.06 PMby Ana B

    Wow you did great for your first project. Your dress looks awesome!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 03.58 PMby sunnilj9

    A definite favorite and I love the use of this fabric. Printed fabric is sometimes hard to pull of and you’ve done it so well! Love the bird on your heart too!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 03.26 PMby rjhopkins12

    This looks fantastic!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 03.16 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love this dress! The fabric is gorgeous. It doesn’t look like a first project at all!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 02.32 PMby dorawarren

    looks great

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    Mar 9, 2010, 01.36 PMby sewclairey

    I love, love, love this! The fit and the print are fantastic. Plus, I’ve been looking for a pattern with sleeves that shape/length for sooo long!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 11.14 AMby mitmit

    The dress is amazing and it looks really good on you! Very, very impressive first project!

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    Mar 9, 2010, 09.53 AMby nookie

    MMMMMMMMM! Love the colour\patten of your dress. Makes a simple dress absolutely stunning. the little bird brooch also makes the outfit. One of my favourites for a while.

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    Mar 9, 2010, 09.15 AMby libra-s

    great first job ! Love your accessories too :)

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