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A Cherry of a Time

Added Feb 16, 2009

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






This is a Grade Ten Home Economics project. It has a fitted skirt sewn together by princess seams, adorned with a circular ruffle. The bodice is gathered and lined, embellished with contrasting piping and a fabric knot at the front. The zipper is located on the left side of the dress. Really, we were meant to sew a skirt but my teacher allowed me to sew something a bit more advanced :) I was surprised with how well this went actually – especially with the piping (not easy when it’s your first time sewing a garment!) Three years on I still haven’t worn it – I just haven’t found the right occasion! I tend to wear delicate, pastel-coloured clothes so for me, this cherry dress is very loud! I do have matching earrings though… I might make one in navy blue and pipe it in white next.

Sorry for the pictures – the dress is a bit hard to see :(

Material Notes

cotton fabric; piping; contrast fabric for knot; zipper




Garment Type
Beach, Other


Me, my Home-Ec teacher for all the advice, my classmates for encouragement!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 05.53 PMby tallykay

    You look kinda like Tailor Swift in the first picture…lol…

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    Nov 19, 2009, 02.16 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    ssssso beautiful!!:D

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    Sep 19, 2009, 06.03 PMby evelynsmith

    If you don’t wear it soon, I will!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 08.19 AMby dressdummy

    Such a cute dress, and very flattering on you. You should go ahead and wear it, even though it’s not your usual look, and see how people react. I bet they’ll love it.

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    Feb 16, 2009, 01.52 PMby polychromatin

    Looks great on you! Very nice fabric! And it’s beautiful where you live!

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