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Added Dec 4, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I learned the technique for making the single-shell ruffles from the book, ‘The Art of Manipulating Fabric’ by Colette Wolff for some time, it is sort of wonderful textbook of any kind of fabric manipulation.

The blue fabric is double-gauze cotton by Nani IRO. The front of the dress has a single pleat where I sewed a pair of single-shell ruffles. The shape of the dress is kinda loose, I want to be able to layer it with long-sleeves T-shirt and thick leggings for this cold season.

Well, the result looks a bit like little girl’s dress, but then all my dresses look like little girl’s dresses, so that’s okay .

blogged here

Material Notes

double-gauze cotton from nani IRO, plastic buttons




Garment Type


single-shell rufflles

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    Feb 10, 2010, 07.01 AMby nicemice

    chiki wow. very nice

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    Dec 5, 2009, 06.38 AMby Jean M

    hey cool photo! i didn’t realise it was a jumping shot at first but on full view it looks like you’re levitating, and doing so with ease :-) i really like the sleeves on this one, it has given me an idea for a shirt/collar dress i’ve been working on. I’ll try to post it when i’ve finished. cheers!!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 03.57 PMby sewdelightful

    You are such a doll! I love everything about your posts, the simplicity of the pictures, the colours just POP! The outfits, What can I say, if I was that fabulously adorable and beautiful I would want to wear it all! I just love to look at your creations. They look elegantly simple, fun and wonderful :)

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    Dec 4, 2009, 02.12 PMby carottesauvage

    Great dress, I love this book, I have addicted to it for quiet a while now, in love with darting

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    Dec 4, 2009, 01.36 PMby erdronen

    I love it! The color is fabulous :) Great job!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 11.55 AMby non-partisan

    I have that book as well! The dress is so pretty!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 10.04 AMby ichigogirl

    Very nice! I really like the colour-combination (and your label is just gooorgeous, I so must make labels…), and it suits you well.

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      Dec 4, 2009, 05.44 PMby malinfjell

      I agree! The label is fantastic! :)

      Gorgeous little dress, perfect for you! :)

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.22 AMby kat21

    very cute! I love the colour and the ruffles. Did you make the pattern for the dress yourself?

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    Dec 4, 2009, 08.00 AMby kdrodgers

    Really cute!!! Love the ruffles!!!

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