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'50s Style Floral Dress

Added Feb 16, 2011

by moizissimo

Vancouver, Canada






Dress pattern made by me.

I downloaded the bodice sloper pattern, did an FBA, and fit it. Once I was happy with the fit, I stuck a t-shirt on over the muslin, and marked where I’d like my dress neckline to be. When I installed the zipper, I basted it in with a kids washable glue stick. Just make sure you don’t get any glue on the zipper teeth!

The bodice is a stretch cotton flatlined with a silk/linen blend for stability. It is quite snug. The skirt is just two huge rectangles gathered onto the bodice. It zips up the back, and is unlined.

Material Notes

cotton/lycra, silk/linen, commercial bias tape, zipper




Garment Type


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    Oct 8, 2011, 08.04 AMby Ezzles

    Cute dress, and I love the fabric!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 12.41 AMby topsi89

    Such a cute dress! Love the fabric! Gotta love the 50’s :)

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    Feb 17, 2011, 12.54 PMby frkbustad

    The fabric is gorgeous and well suited for such a dress! The neckline is very flattering. Well done!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.26 AMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Looks wonderful on you! I’m about to start a 50’s style dress too. So cute and fun. You really did a great job and without a pattern! Very inspirational.

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      Feb 17, 2011, 06.15 AMby moizissimo

      Thanks! It is a simple design – just a scoop neck, sleeveless dress. I felt it would be a good option to test the fit of my sloper!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 12.45 AMby manuela

    Cute dress! I love the floral print!

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