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All Birds, No Bees - Dress

Added Aug 24, 2011

by kerstika

Berlin, Germany






I had a blast sewing this dress, mostly because I made a few hilarious rookie mistakes, which I shall not talk about. Ever. Once again, the fabric is a bit of a disaster. (The ‘green like… IKEA’-dress, anyone? They were dyed and permanently crinkled together.) I do love this fabric, but would you believe that I pressed this dress within an inch of its life an hour before taking these pictures? Well, I did, and knowing that it looks like a bad joke… about raisins in a bathtub.

Anyway! I loved the pattern, but I made a few small changes:
1. a shorter, less full skirt and no pockets
2. straps: a bit farther apart in the front and crossed in the back
3. black piping
4. a shorter zipper

Material Notes

IKEA fabric (CECILIA – white cotton dyed dark green), black zipper, black piping




Garment Type

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    Apr 1, 2012, 01.58 PMby perlendiva

    DIe Paspeln sind spitze. Ich finde deine Trägervariante auch viel schöner als beim Original – ich habs mit Originalträgern genäht, und die sind doch etwas flimselig. Aber warum hast du die Taschen weggelassen? Es gibt nix besseres als ein Kleid mit Taschen!!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 05.40 PMby kerstika

      Danke danke! Und ich fand dünne Träger da irgendwie auch schwierig, zumal ich ja auch noch so groß bin! :) Das mit den Taschen hab ich im Nachhinein auch gedacht, währenddessen jedoch hab ich gedacht es wär 1. einfacher den Rock nur aus einem Teil zu nähen (stimmt) und 2. schöner ohne Taschen, da die doch bestimmt auftragen!! Aber hast total recht natürlich, Taschen sind bombig. Vielleicht beim nächsten Mal :) Dankeschön!

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    Aug 27, 2011, 06.49 PMby Ooty Yaacobi

    The piping addition is lovely, beautiful pic.

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      Aug 27, 2011, 09.51 PMby kerstika

      Thank you very much! :)

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    Aug 25, 2011, 05.29 PMby janene

    I really like how you have dyed the fabric. It makes the print more subtle and far more interesting! And the piping really finishes it off nicely. Brings out the black line in the design. Lovely.

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      Aug 25, 2011, 10.03 PMby kerstika

      Thank you for your lovely comment! I’m thinking about dying this fabric blue or grey for my next project. I do love the print a lot and I don’t think I’m quite done with it yet :)

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    Aug 25, 2011, 11.32 AMby Dee Durrant

    Lovely dress – I love the fabric so all the hard work was worth it in the end….and you can get away with a wrinkly dress in the summer!

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      Aug 25, 2011, 12.25 PMby kerstika

      Thank you! And think I’m actually starting to like the wrinkly dress look now :)

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    Aug 25, 2011, 12.58 AMby trploceanmoon

    Pretty :-)

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      Aug 25, 2011, 12.09 PMby kerstika

      Thanks :-) :-)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 11.57 PMby TheOldOneTwo

    Lovely dress, and lovely photography!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 11.57 PMby TheOldOneTwo

    Lovely dress, and lovely photography!

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      Aug 25, 2011, 11.23 AMby kerstika

      Thank you! I’m very lucky to have a patient best friend with a camera :)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 06.43 PMby asperge11

    very pretty, love the black piping !

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      Aug 24, 2011, 07.24 PMby kerstika

      Thank you! :)

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