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Alabama style sun dress

Added Feb 24, 2010

by Vivat Veritas

Tokyo, Japan






This is my entry for the alabama style contest! Natalie Chanin’s book’s preview inspired me to incorporate delicate hand-stitched applique into a dress.
i picked the ivory natural cotton fabric on purpose to incorporate some “nature” feel to it. then I appliqued some flowers by hand. It took a while to complete this!
I picked the dress design that’s rather modern and edgy so it balances out with natural feel of the fabric and applique.
the pattern is a modification of danielle dress on burdastyle.

Material Notes

cotton, zipper, button, interface




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Oct 7, 2010, 06.15 PMby dabura

    lovely dress. I like the back too!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 08.01 PMby nglalala

    How cute! I love the simplicity of the embroidery… it really enhances the dress!

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    Feb 27, 2010, 08.03 AMby carolyn-s

    Oh, I’ve just looked at your other projects and they are all equally beautiful! I love your style!

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      Feb 27, 2010, 12.42 PMby Vivat Veritas

      thank you so much carolyn!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 09.23 AMby juebejue

    your backless dresses are so awesome, that i couldnt help but copied them! i hope you dont mine!

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      Feb 27, 2010, 12.08 AMby Vivat Veritas

      of course i dont mind! i’m looking forward to seeing your version of backless dress! xx

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    Feb 25, 2010, 12.18 PMby smallfire

    Love it! I knew you made it the moment I saw the back opening.

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      Feb 25, 2010, 12.42 PMby Vivat Veritas

      aww i know, im such a sucker for open back!

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      Feb 25, 2010, 02.41 PMby smallfire

      I’ll say it is your personal signature to the piece. A lot of designers aim for it I would imagine. Just promise that you’ll keep on making them interesting… ^^

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    Feb 25, 2010, 12.03 PMby manuelabug41

    I like Alabama style.You did it very good! It’s wonderful.

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    Feb 24, 2010, 11.59 PMby tallykay

    This is really pretty…You seem to like the open backs-haha

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    Feb 24, 2010, 11.35 PMby apiary

    So super pretty! god job!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 11.32 PMby tiramisusan

    This is wonderful.

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    Feb 24, 2010, 06.35 PMby sandoz18

    I love this… especially the back and the embroidery. You placed the yellow very well. :)

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    Feb 24, 2010, 05.17 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    beautiful, and i love the back!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 04.18 PMby snorkfroken-1

    Absolutely lovely dress! Can I ask how you altered the back? I would love to make a similar dress:)

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      Feb 25, 2010, 12.43 PMby Vivat Veritas

      i used danielle pattern for back, but separated in two. i dont know how to describe it, but i cut the middle part open!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.46 PMby niña blanca

    Real nice… I love it!!!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.46 PMby niña blanca

    Real nice… I love it!!!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.45 PMby emilie6709

    Beautiful dress and I love your adaptation of the Danielle pattern!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.40 PMby carolyn-s

    This is really beautiful….

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.19 PMby bridlin

    Beautiful! I really like the pattern of the dress! It suits you very well

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