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Back to School...with a twist

Added Sep 8, 2010

by iroiro

Gloucester, Unit...






Today was my first day at college and I really wanted to make a new dress to wear. I had a slight brainwave on how to use this fabric, which I picked up in a tiny vintage shop off Brick Lane. The pattern was entirely drafted by me, and I think it will be really versatile to make other dresses. Of course, I was definitely inspired by Vivat Veritas’ open back dresses, like with my other one. But this time, I wanted to give a different shape to the dress, which is why I made it more a smock shape.

I have to say, this is probably my favourite creation so far!

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Material Notes

Vintage cotton, white flower-shaped buttons




Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jun 13, 2011, 06.34 PMby fastidiouscat

    Amazing dress! Also, I love your shoes!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 04.40 AMby mnavoy

    I LOVE this, I want to make one similar to this very badly.

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    Mar 16, 2011, 01.56 AMby JuliaBobbin

    If I was a super hero, this is the dress I would want to wear everyday! Amazing!

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    Sep 20, 2010, 01.59 AMby timtamz

    I love it! and you’re allowed to wear free dress to college you’re so lucky I have to wear an ugly uniform

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    Sep 19, 2010, 03.38 PMby prairieponygirl

    Totally PERFECT! Beautiful job! The fabric is really cute too. And, the photographs are perfect too! All in all, I am very jealous. :D

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    Sep 17, 2010, 11.13 AMby princessash

    Your dress is so beautiful! I wish I could make such an amazing dress. You are so talented :)

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    Sep 12, 2010, 09.52 PMby michelleiswell

    DARLING. And I love the way you spell favorite over there across the pond!! This is definately one of my favourites!

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    Sep 11, 2010, 12.07 AMby alekat

    this is very well done. normally the front is where all the action is but this has both the Open back and super cute peter pan collar on the front

    very good!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 03.28 PMby iroiro

    Thank you so much for all the lovely comments :)

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    Sep 10, 2010, 09.50 AMby nookie

    i love the smock look at the front – super gorgeous

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    Sep 9, 2010, 08.14 PMby Rachel Parish

    peter pan collars are my one weakness. this is amazing.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 07.55 PMby Shira B

    I love all your dresses :) they are perfect! I’m so jealous XD

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    Sep 9, 2010, 07.39 PMby Gina Marquis

    This is so cute. I want one of these! And I looooove the fabric

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.40 PMby dewreb

    This is just beautiful. I want to make an open back dress, but I don’t think I’m clever enough to draft my own pattern! You did a wonderful job.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.39 PMby msgems

    Oooooh this is so cool. Hope your first day at college went well, how could it not with such a lovely dress! :-D

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    Sep 9, 2010, 11.08 AMby bonsai fojas

    This is really cute. I want to make one for myself too :)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 10.42 AMby elegantmusings

    Absolutely darling! I just love the shape and the sweet collar—beautiful work. :)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 06.34 AMby virginia Argumosa de poo

    I’love it! the fabric is very nice and the dress is so original, you have made a great mix!. I think itś a great idea for being your first dress to go to college, good luck!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 06.03 AMby saxsilverain

    ooo, i like it how from the front it’s like a sweet girl-y look, and the back is stunning & more “grown up” :) great work!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 05.47 AMby embaby

    Adorable! Love the vintage fabric too! Enjoy college!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.55 AMby mollykatherine

    Another perfect summer dress! and in another pictueresque setting! I adore your dresses, can’t wait to see what else you come up with :)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 02.45 AMby violetsky

    What a fantastic, confidence boosting dress to wear for your first day at college.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 01.20 AMby seussian


    you are awesome,

    thanks, Seussian

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.49 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Gorgeous! This dress is making me want an openback dress so bad!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.44 AMby pumpkinpatches

    really really cute!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 09.18 PMby melonhead

    You make such lovely dresses!! I think this one is my favorite too! I’m in love with the fabric! And your shoes are AMAAAAAAAAAaaazzzzing!! Great job!!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 08.02 PMby bopippdo

    This is indeed the nice sexy dress to wear and to go to college…:-p

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