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1950s Flower Dress

Added Aug 4, 2010

by suzetewilliams

Toddington, Bedf...






This dress is very simple – I used a princess line bodice and just cut the skirt panes rectangularly (as wide as you like them). I found the dress a little too plain, so I added a border at the hem and made and detachable belt using some dark blue cotton fabric I had leftover from another dress.

The dress is fully lined with light cotton voile fabric and has net ruffle to add volume to the skirt.

Thanks for viewing it and hope you like it.

Material Notes

Cotton, netting, zip, thread




Garment Type

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    Feb 7, 2012, 02.51 AMby kelsrose22

    LOVE the blue trim! So beautiful!

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    Nov 29, 2010, 11.24 AMby BlancheOfArts

    Dress is beautiful, Iooove the fabric!

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    Oct 8, 2010, 07.38 AMby redslippers

    oh just so beautiful!! such clever use of fabric! this is a gorgeous pattern, but i think the sashing and trim at the bottom have just topped it. do you just love wearing a fully lined dress?

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    Aug 11, 2010, 07.01 PMby anaalves

    Love the dress!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 04.29 PMby lienepien

    Very nice dress! I like the color blue and flowers so that makes the dress complete!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 08.42 AMby rccaicoya

    Where did you find that fabric? I have been trying to find a similar one with no success…. I live in Spain therefore, that may be it. The dress…… I do not have words…… Amazing!!!

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      Aug 15, 2010, 09.23 PMby suzetewilliams

      Hola, muchas gracias. I found the fabric in a local market stall and it was the last of it’s kind… I’m not sure if you’ll find it in the shops as market sellers usually only have fabrics a few seasons old.

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      Aug 15, 2010, 09.23 PMby suzetewilliams

      Hola, muchas gracias. I found the fabric in a local market stall and it was the last of it’s kind… I’m not sure if you’ll find it in the shops as market sellers usually only have fabrics a few seasons old.

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    Aug 7, 2010, 11.11 AMby daisylynn

    I LOVE this! The dress is so beautiful and you used the fabric so well. The blue details also really make it look put together, if you know what I mean. It’s lovely, and looks so professional!

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    Aug 7, 2010, 02.26 AMby skeeler

    Perfect pairing of fabric and design — love it!

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    Aug 6, 2010, 04.06 PMby threadsquare

    This is so gorgeous, and an perfect fabric choice for this dress. It looks like an amazing vintage find. Fabulous!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.43 PMby mojo elgin

    it was hard to imagine it looking plain with all those flowers going on, but you’re right. it looks better with the extra trimmings. beautiful!

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      Aug 15, 2010, 09.25 PMby suzetewilliams

      Yes, the fabric itself isn’t plain, but it felt like it was missing something before. Thank you.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.51 PMby smallone

    what perfect fabric!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 04.10 PMby tamezdc

    Great dress! Adorable fabric and design.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 02.42 PMby suzetewilliams

    Hi everyone, thank you ever so much for your lovely and positive comments. I would like to reply to everyone, but I’m in sort of a rush with another project for a friend, so can’t right now. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to comment. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! :-)

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    Aug 5, 2010, 01.17 PMby wendymichelle1015

    So lovely! Nice job…I cant wait till I have some time off…dresses like yours here are all I’m going to be doing for vacation :)

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    Aug 5, 2010, 11.20 AMby feetyjammies


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    Aug 5, 2010, 11.14 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Wow Suzette, you did it again! This is just beautifull! ;-). You should start your boutique girl!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 02.38 PMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you, that’s a nice compliment. I have thought about it, but I don’t think I would be any good at customer service. lol

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    Aug 5, 2010, 10.11 AMby elthrudroad

    That fabric is absolutely gorgeous!! Makes such a lovely dress!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.52 AMby anajan

    Wow, beautiful dress! The fabric is amazing, and love the contrasting belt and hem details.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.14 AMby apfelbluete

    it has become very pretty! how wide is the belt? the folds are placed ind the side seams, or if the belt was just made just wide?

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      Aug 5, 2010, 09.36 AMby suzetewilliams

      the belt back attachment is 12 cm wide (you can make it as long as you like) and the centre front is 36 cm wide and then gathered down to 12 cm to fit the back and then sewn together. Thank you for your comment. :-)

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    Aug 5, 2010, 07.42 AMby macska

    That’s gorgeous! I love the fabric, and the way you’ve cut it really makes the most of the print. :-)

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    Aug 5, 2010, 07.21 AMby bofa

    very nice :) beautiful fabric

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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.52 AMby Lucia Rotundu

    Both the fabric and the design of the dress are truely amazing! Good work!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.51 AMby dabura


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    Aug 5, 2010, 06.20 AMby szaboagi

    wow, it’s beautiful!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 03.30 AMby rifka

    Very nice. The print is just perfect for this dress. I bet it looks lovely on you.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 02.31 AMby kristensaurus

    So, so cute! I love the flowers, and think it looks great with or without the belt.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 02.23 AMby weiweigirl

    It’s beautiful with or without the belt! Nice structure and love the print of the dress. So very cute and elegant at the same time. Lots of flair!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 01.58 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Really great dress.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 01.44 AMby pambox

    i adore it. inspiring.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 01.00 AMby zsyzu

    Love it.

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