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Better with a Bow

Added Dec 31, 2011

by bernieandi

Sydney, Australia






Unfortunately I am in a bit of a sewing comfort zone. I keep sewing the same dress in different fabrics.
But I added a detachable bow belt this time.

Sun dresses with self-drafted bodice. The skirt is just two 56cm lengths of fabric sewn together and gathered. Bodice is lined with cotton voile.

The belt has a pair of hammer on hooks and eyes for closure.

More on my blog!

Material Notes

Aprox 2.60 meters of Cotton quilting fabric ($3 a meter years ago from Spotlight), Cotton voile (forget how much) I used one of the cheap 30cm white invisible zips I bought on Ebay.
Hammer on hooks and eyes. Gutterman Polyester thread




Garment Type

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    Feb 7, 2012, 02.38 AMby kelsrose22

    Very cute! I am similar…I have a bodice block that I use for everything, and I just change the skirts. I’m thinking about doing something different, but then I’m scared it won’t be the cute, well-fitting cut I like. Great job!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 08.28 PMby CationDesigns

    That bow really adds a lot! I don’t see any problem with the same dress over and over again if it works, as yours obviously does!

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      Jan 4, 2012, 12.04 AMby bernieandi

      Yeah I think the bow helps too. Thanks!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 12.15 AMby tigger0580

    This dress is nice, well done.

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      Jan 4, 2012, 12.02 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you :-)

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    Jan 1, 2012, 09.25 AMby libbysharf

    You look adorable!

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      Jan 1, 2012, 12.11 PMby bernieandi

      Thats so sweet of you to say! Thanks :)

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    Dec 31, 2011, 08.04 PMby saylavie

    really cute! love the bow!!!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 06.11 PMby junaluska

    Cute dress! I like how you can get three different outfits out of it, too.

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      Jan 1, 2012, 08.53 AMby bernieandi

      Thanks a lot! I love mixing and matching things :) That’s a cute bow in your icon too!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.31 PMby ariation

    Lovely dress!

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      Jan 1, 2012, 08.52 AMby bernieandi

      Thank you kindly!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 10.17 AMby chased-away

    This dress is so cute!

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      Dec 31, 2011, 02.57 PMby bernieandi

      Thank you :)!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 09.27 AMby tirrs

    so lovely! I love the bow!

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      Dec 31, 2011, 02.58 PMby bernieandi

      Thanks. Most things are better with bows aren’t they?

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    Dec 31, 2011, 06.46 AMby Nickiejc

    who wouldn’t want a such a lovely dress that suits them in lots of different fabrics???!! Only a fool!

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      Dec 31, 2011, 02.59 PMby bernieandi

      I’m glad you feel that way. Thanks :D

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