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Blending Into the Woodwork

Added Apr 19, 2011

by edithsinger

Pittsburgh, Penn...






This dress represents what I love about making clothes. It was created from a vintage Simplicity Pattern, and a great print I found at Loom Textiles in Pittsburgh. The handsome and chic young man who works there helped me to choose the fabric. Also, the feathers popping out of the end of the belt were his idea. The end result is a little vintage, and a whole lotta wrong. Just my cup of tea! Tea that I would enjoy sipping while I coat left over dinner rolls in shellac to create an attractive centerpiece. The dreamy look on my face in the photos is just me contemplating making Dutch babies when the girls come over for card club.

Material Notes

Cotton print purchased at Loom Exquisite Textiles in Pittsburgh’s Strip District




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Vintage

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    Apr 30, 2011, 04.53 AMby midget

    Awesome : ) & Thumbs up to young mans excellent help

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    Apr 29, 2011, 07.52 PMby kaiju

    oh so nice!

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    Apr 29, 2011, 07.35 PMby grossgirl

    Awesome! The feathers are such a whimsical addition – LOVE!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 10.32 AMby tokimena

    absolutely love this dress n’ print -

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    Apr 28, 2011, 10.03 AMby shelley .

    The fabric is great.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.46 AMby gillthecat

    shellac bread rolls !!!!!!!! why,, ps frock is bonny.. real bonny

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    Apr 27, 2011, 05.15 PMby saylavie

    LOL…. I love the look of that pattern and your interpretation of it. It’s adorable and definitely appropriate for shellacking bread rolls and playing bridge. :)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 05.13 PMby strickmeise

    Really lovely! Somehow it reminds me of the late 1920s?

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    Apr 20, 2011, 09.10 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Looks stunning – beautiful fabric/cut combo.

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    Apr 20, 2011, 02.00 PMby erica-penton

    Oh, this is gorgeous!

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    Apr 20, 2011, 06.42 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    oh my god! this is really elegant and lovely and i love your story to go with it! great job and a fantastic dress!

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    Apr 20, 2011, 02.42 AMby rifka

    Very, very well done. The sleeves are just wonderful.

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    Apr 20, 2011, 12.36 AMby dreamfast

    And the pattern seems great – you could do loads of variations using it ;)

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    Apr 19, 2011, 06.52 PMby laugh434

    This is a really beautiful dress.

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    Apr 19, 2011, 03.50 PMby ajtak7171

    Oh my, this is super excellent amazing!

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    Apr 19, 2011, 02.19 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Beautiful print and perfect pattern, the best combo. Congratilations

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