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50s Tiki Dress

Added Dec 6, 2010

by kat21

Gold Coast , Aus...






Yesterday my friend had her joint 21st birthday party with one of her best friends. It was meant to be a hawaiian beach party but the weather did not agree so we had to transfer the party back to her friends house. The hawaiian theme still ran strong and I made myself this dress to wear.

Pattern: Simplicity 3078
Material: Printed Cotton from Spotlight
Time Taken: 2 weeks
Actual Sewing Time: approximately 5 hours.

This dress was quite easy to make even when I lost the instructions and sewed half the dress then found the instructions and realised I had done it wrong. I kept going though. I had a deadline to meet and was not about to unpick all the sewing. In the end it worked out perfectly. After the 21st we went to a Corey’s mates 30th and I got so many compliments on my dress. Even one of the bouncers walked past me and goes “great outfit!” It’s safe to say I was suitable impressed with myself :)

Material Notes

printed cotton poplin; 13" zipper; simplicity 3078




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Vintage

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    Mar 9, 2011, 02.01 AMby MsYuliya7

    this is adorable, now I want one just like that!!!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 08.38 PMby lkeogan

    WOW! I love it!!! :)

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    Dec 6, 2010, 06.25 PMby tradsahm

    It looks AWESOME! You did a great job! Love the shoes and cardigan, too!!!! :)

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    Dec 6, 2010, 02.32 PMby analogue

    Fabulous dress! Would like to see it without the cardi as well :)

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    Dec 6, 2010, 10.59 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    hehe! and so you should be! looks supe flaterring, but would love to see it without the cardi. im sure you have magnificant shoulders :p

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