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August dress (polka dots!)

Added Dec 31, 2010

by macska

Wellington, New ...

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Description

The August dress from the 12 Months of Dresses project.

Made from a re-released 1957 Butterick pattern (B4512). One of those racy 1950’s styles, with a prim-and-proper neckline in front and a plunging scoop neckline in the back. (Gotta wonder what they did about bras with this dress design….?!)

Fitted bodice, halter neck which fastens with two snaps at the back. Invisible zip up center back. Full skirt. Pleated cummerbund at waist.

To go along with the fun style of this dress, I made it up in a bright purple cotton with white polka-dots. Summer picnic party dress! :-)

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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  • Xenia_large

    Jan 1, 2011, 05.42 AMby Xenia phillip

    this is so cute i love your tatoo :)

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.39 AMby macska

      Thanks! :-)

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    Jan 1, 2011, 05.10 AMby juebejue

    wow, great dress! goes perfectly with your hair and your tattoo! :D

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.39 AMby macska

      Thank you! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.46 PMby qugirl

    Head turning! I love it – I am a sucker for purple and I love 50’s style dresses.

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.39 AMby macska

      Thanks! :-) They’re two of my favourite things as well

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.48 PMby jimsalmon

    A low backed full line bra with a neck strap. or low backed corset would have been the 50’s options.

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.40 AMby macska

      Thanks for the info! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.15 PMby Testosterone

    Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmm!!!!

    What a frock!

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.40 AMby macska

      Thanks!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 03.39 PMby cherwinamy

    Looks great on you!

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.40 AMby macska

      Thank you! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 02.03 PMby nenasew

    Just gorgeous. I am pondering a similar style for me but something more bra friendly.

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.41 AMby macska

      Yeah, I don’t think I’d be brave enough to try this style if my bust was any larger than it is! You could always raise the neckline at the back easily enough.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 01.24 PMby kihli

    Great colour and fit!

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.41 AMby macska

      Thanks!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.39 PMby analogue

    Beautiful dress, great choice of fabric too :)

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.41 AMby macska

      Thank you! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 11.08 AMby joost52

    Oh wauw, that fabric is to die for. And what a lovely dress you made out of it. Makes me long for summer (or does it just make me long for girls in dresses like that ;) ) Great job!

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      Jan 2, 2011, 08.41 AMby macska

      Haha, thank! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 09.57 AMby janene

    Great dress. Perfect for showing off those cool tats Yes, what did they do about bras?! I’ve always wondered that ;-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.54 AMby miledo

    Love it !!!! Especially the back, and this fabric suits very well !! Very great job ((:

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      Dec 31, 2010, 08.12 AMby macska

      Thanks! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2010, 07.33 AMby la inglesita

    It´s feminine and very flattering, I love the fabric. Really nice dress

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      Dec 31, 2010, 08.12 AMby macska

      Thank you! :-)

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