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A rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose

Added Nov 21, 2011

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






This is going to be my new favourite dress this festive season. Bought this shiny red lame/cotton in the U.S. of A and it wouldn’t stop screaming at me (yes, cotton talks to me and tells me to do things) until I sewed it up.
The minute I saw this fabric I couldn’t stop thinking of roses, and after thinking about it extensively while honeymooning in Hawaii, I came back to Australia with a creation fully formed in my mind.

I LOVE how the sleeves turned out, and I can feel another dress version coming on soon.

Interested in making these sleeves your self? Keep on eye on my blog in a few weeks I’ll be posting a tutorial showing you how I created the rose effect. Guess what, it involves no hand sewing. Crazy but true.

For more pictures and details visit my bloggity-blog


Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Nov 19, 2013, 10.30 PMby mixtlii

    Hi! It’s me again! I just wanted to tell you, maybe you’ve seen it already, in the movie “it’s about time” (coming out right now in France), the girl wears a red dress with sleeves just like yours!! Interesting, isn’t it ?!

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      Nov 21, 2013, 06.12 AMby JuliaBobbin

      oh my goodness you’re right! How crazy! Clearly the designer and I have similar taste! Thanks for sharing with me :)

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    Sep 23, 2013, 12.30 PMby mixtlii

    Hello ! I shamelessly copied you dress, thank you so much for the inspiration and the great tutorial !!! You can see it here .

    Thank you :)

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    Jan 4, 2012, 10.33 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    thanks for the tute! was fun to watch. what a great technique. you are very talented missy!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 10.24 AMby olg

    very well done! BEAUTIFUL

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    Nov 30, 2011, 12.50 PMby efh1687

    I’m so impressed! This dress is gorgeous!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 09.24 AMby KazztheSpazz

    B A N A N A S, I just had a looksy over at your blog, the skirt to this!!? A to the amazing.

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    Nov 25, 2011, 12.11 PMby laurii

    gosh, it’s beautiful! x

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    Nov 23, 2011, 12.36 PMby Rosy1964

    The dress was stunning! I am totally in love with those sleeves and the color of the dress, I will be attentive to your tutorial to make it.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.47 PMby assets

    You are so so talented. I love it and I will be looking out for the instructions on how to do the sleeves. Well done.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 08.08 PMby Lauriänn

    It has to be your fav dress definitely. The back is sooooooooooooo sexy!!!! Big up for your sleeves!!!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.20 PMby carolyn-s

    Utterly stunning!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.53 AMby peppit

    Speechless!! I want that tutorial yesterday. Pleeeeease!!!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.08 AMby LaraGa

    This is such a pretty dress! I’ve put a link on my blog for people to see, I hope that is ok.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.58 AMby ronnielee

    This dress is my fav to date, you just keep coming up with beautiful dresses!! You are the Queen of Ruffles!!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 08.47 PMby suzeb

    Whaaaaaaatt!? This is too cute. I hope you get many, many opportunities to wear it this holiday season — and Valentine’s Day, and for upstaging other people’s weddings, etc. etc.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 07.43 PMby leahfranqui

    Everything you make is just the best. How do you do that?

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    Nov 21, 2011, 05.13 PMby LadyDanburry

    So wonderful!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 02.33 PMby max

    “after thinking about it extensively while honeymooning in Hawaii” LOL! The words of a true sewist.Looks like your extensive thinking paid off. It’s beautiful and you look beautiful in it! Great job.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 01.27 PMby dottty

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow jj:)x

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    Nov 21, 2011, 01.10 PMby wildflower31

    Amazing. I will be looking for the tute! Not sure I can do it, but I’m going to try.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 11.25 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    lovely! gorgeous colour on you

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    Nov 21, 2011, 11.20 AMby mokosha

    oh my.. you did amazing job.. i can not wait for that tutorial.. i can already see the blazer with this kind of shoulder embellishments

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    Nov 21, 2011, 10.49 AMby schnui

    I love red dresses, shoes, bags and roses!!! Your dress is stunning and you look wonderful in it. It would be my favourite dress if I owned it too. Well done.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 09.19 AMby tigger0580

    This is a nice dress and the colour suites you well

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    Nov 21, 2011, 09.15 AMby Redsonia

    Gorgeous dress, stunning model!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 08.51 AMby loulourosa

    I like those sleeves, and they look nice on you. My mother made a lot of dresses with those sleeves in the early seventies, and I’ve used this fun technique also for purses.

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      Nov 21, 2011, 08.56 AMby JuliaBobbin

      OOooo, on purses it would look lovely! I love how the possibilities are endless!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 08.45 AMby helenaviertel

    Absolutely stunning!

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      Nov 21, 2011, 08.47 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you so much!

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