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Butterfly Kimono Dress / Empire Dress

Added Jan 20, 2010

by smallfire

Santa Clara, Cal...






Butterfly Kimono Dress:
Back and front are essentially the same.

Empire Dress:
Gather Kimono Dress at shoulders.
Tie at shoulders with either option:
– ribbons / trims
– elastic band (permanent attachment under the shoulder)

Material Notes

Elastic band and trims (optional)




Garment Type



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    Dec 28, 2010, 02.34 PMby missb-1

    Thanks for posting the link on my wall. This is a great variation. I will try it out.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 05.30 PMby sandoz18

    Such pretty fabric!

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    Jan 22, 2010, 01.41 AMby gonnange

    thank you so much for the instructions :)

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    Jan 21, 2010, 11.52 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    such pretty fabric, great job!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 02.26 PMby smallfire

    Refer to Color Twist Kimono Top for instructions. I got the fabric from Joann Fabrics. It was on sale!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 02.13 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very beautiful!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 05.59 AMby reneebies

    beautiful fabric indeed. where’d ya get it?

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      Jan 21, 2010, 11.14 PMby smallfire

      I just realized there is a reply button. Haha. Btw, I got the fabric from Joann Fabric. It was on sale!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.47 PMby gonnange

    i just love this!!!! the print, the style, everything! any chance of a how-to?

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      Jan 21, 2010, 11.16 PMby smallfire

      Internet outage last night. :( The instructions should be complete now. Have fun and show me yours when it’s done!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.06 PMby ladysophie

    This is really nice. I love the fabric and you did a good job on the sewing! Well done!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.05 PMby nenasew

    Lovely. I am crazy about the fabric and pastel color palette. I have a similar pattern and I am thinking about copying your work.

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      Jan 21, 2010, 11.16 PMby smallfire

      Cool! It should be fun!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 10.22 PMby britynn89

    love. love. LOVE. everything about this dress, fabric, trim, style….beautiful!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 10.11 PMby violetcolored

    simple and beautiful

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    Jan 20, 2010, 09.24 PMby misspris

    i looove this!!

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