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50's day dress

Added Sep 15, 2008

by you

London, United K...






50s day dress by Horrockses Fashion.
Tip: unless you are unusually tall, cut 1" off the bottom of the bodice pattern pieces.

Material Notes

African wax print cotton from Addis. 18" zipper.






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    May 25, 2009, 01.44 AMby Belle50

    For fabric try www.cheapfabric.co.uk and look at the Cotton Lawn. Really great Horrocks type forals and really good price.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 02.18 AMby you

    Taller than 1,80.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 05.45 AMby macanini

    What dou you mean by “unusually tall”?

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    Sep 17, 2008, 04.45 AMby rushig

    it looks gorgeous

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    Sep 17, 2008, 02.36 AMby clairelovestosew

    yay! So glad somebody else has made this too! I found the length ok, but I am tall, and I guess its just different to what we’re used to today. Great fabric – oh how I wish I lived in London to have such choice!

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    Sep 15, 2008, 09.49 PMby camilaustral

    oh i really want to make this dress!!!! thank you so much for the advice :) you encourage me to finally make the dress, was the sizing ok?? (besides from the lenght issue)

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    Sep 15, 2008, 04.50 PMby corduroysarcasm

    i love love love it!! awesome!!

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    Sep 15, 2008, 03.21 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    this is so cool :)

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    Sep 15, 2008, 03.03 PMby you

    I bought it in a shop inside the Kingsland shopping center (right by the exit towards Ridley Road) on Kingsland Rd, London, U.K.: 5 meters for 5 pounds (African wax prints are sold in pieces of 5 meters only, at least in London).

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    Sep 15, 2008, 02.41 PMby mjb14

    Your fabric is gorgeous.

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