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Autumn on the Farm

Added May 9, 2014

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






I found this fabric at the Love Vintage fair in Sydney last September. The colours were so bright and eye-catching, and the screen printed farms and trees were interesting enough to make me buy it. I thought the fabric wanted a dress pattern that had a central panel so there’d be no seam or gathering. I also wanted something with a bit of fullness in the skirt. The pattern I used is a Lisette for Simplicity, pattern 1666. The princess seams also mean the the print on the fabric isn’t interrupted or skewed by darts.

The original pattern doesn’t have sleeves but I don’t have many dresses that have sleeves so I decided to add elbow-length cuffed sleeves. I also shortened the hem a little so that the dress wouldn’t look too old. The pattern is also almost overwhelmingly orange as a dress, so I bought a couple of narrow belts I can wear with it just to break up the colour.

Material Notes

2 metres cotton




Garment Type
Romantic, Classic

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    May 26, 2014, 02.47 PMby trploceanmoon

    Cute dress, and I love the fabric! Very ModCloth looking! Adorable on you!

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      May 28, 2014, 07.57 AMby pambox

      I have looked at ModCloth for inspiration before! They do have some very nice styles.

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    May 15, 2014, 05.52 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Gorgeous fabric! I’m glad you rescued it and made something lovely.

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    May 14, 2014, 02.50 AMby nrobson

    cool dress and print :P

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    May 13, 2014, 12.15 PMby pambox

    Thank you for the lovely comments!

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    May 11, 2014, 11.40 PMby izbott

    It’s a fun dress. Fits you well!

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    May 9, 2014, 10.00 PMby liliv-1

    Great dress, this fabric is really wonderful

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    May 9, 2014, 09.47 PMby SewNotWork

    Great fabric for a fab dress!

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    May 9, 2014, 05.08 PMby maggieg5

    wonderful fabric and a lovely style

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    May 9, 2014, 02.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress and very nice style! Fabric is stunning!!

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    May 9, 2014, 01.20 PMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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