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70's wall paper dress

Added Jul 22, 2011

by violetsky

London, United K...






You’ve got to love Ikea for it’s bold prints. This dress was vaguely based on Angela Kane’s pinafore dress. Because of the print I didn’t want to continuely break it up by doing a seam at the waist so I omited that and made the dress in 3 pieces, with elongated darts (not quite sure what you call them). I also added a vent at the back just because I have a tendency to split slits. I used a green zipper and added some pink cord elastic to make it easy to zip up the dress, as I have an injury to my shoulder and back zips hurt me to zip up. I also added in seam pockets. And finished off the hem, neckline and armholes with binding. Oh and I added several inches to the length.

Material Notes

Ikea cotton fabric




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual

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    Nov 23, 2011, 07.36 AMby betterhandmade

    This is an awesome dress!! I am very much into fun prints and anything retro so I love this!

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      Nov 23, 2011, 04.49 PMby violetsky

      Thank you

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    Jul 22, 2011, 01.50 PMby mojo elgin

    What a fun dress! I love it!

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      Jul 22, 2011, 03.25 PMby violetsky

      I’m still trying to get the nerve to wear it to work, as it might just be a bit too fun for the boring black wearers at work.

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      Jul 22, 2011, 10.21 PMby mojo elgin

      Oh, that’s easy! Instead of wearing a top under it, try wearing a black or green shrug or little cardigan over it! That should tone it down enough for the bores…

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    Jul 22, 2011, 05.01 AMby elisana


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    Jul 22, 2011, 05.01 AMby elisana


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      Jul 22, 2011, 05.05 AMby violetsky

      Thank you.

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