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Added Aug 29, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






At first, I wanted to copy a dress I saw in a shop, but wasn’t well fitted.
Then I found this gorgeous fabric. Then I decided to add buttons. And ruffles. And pockets. By the way, it’s the first time I sew in-seams pockets, they’re not as easy at they look!

It took me quite a long time, I decided to put more care in that one because of the fabric: I love it so much!
The pattern is Simplicity 4399, just like the pink pink pink! dress.

Material Notes

Madras, self covered buttons (in a kit, that was so easy!), zipper, thread.




Garment Type

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    Mar 2, 2011, 12.42 PMby Antisocialite

    Those colours are unreal! The angled grain of the check pattern reminds me of Vivienne Westwood. I’d love to see this styled to look punk influenced.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 04.09 AMby nishavinod2009

    great job!

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    Sep 7, 2010, 10.56 AMby kiraph

    How lovely! It looks like it would make you happy just wearing it!

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    Sep 7, 2010, 10.27 AMby bathina

    Wow, how lovely ! I LOVE IT

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    Sep 6, 2010, 09.56 PMby abbeychrissie

    Wow that is wonderful fabric. What an awesome spring/summer dress!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 07.58 PMby madscouser

    WOW! what a stunning dress, the fabric is fab, the design is brilliant and all the extras wonderful! Plus you have an amazing figure :-)

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    Sep 6, 2010, 05.29 PMby fraiche

    I love it!! It’s like something Claudia Kishi would wear. And you have an amazing figure!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 04.24 PMby frkbustad

    What a cute and fun dress! The front bow is so nice!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 02.17 PMby jefita

    Oh my…I absolutely love that fabric. And the dress is fantastic too. I love all the extra details. I wanted to try in-seam pockets on a similar style dress I made earlier this summer, but ended up chickening out. Good job!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 02.23 PMby littlemissny

    Wow.. the fabric is wonderful. don’t know what to say. its just sooo adorable, the whole dress wow. It just looks like summer

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    Sep 3, 2010, 08.39 AMby chrissy94

    love love love it!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 07.45 AMby ellie-sew

    C’est de la mort qui tue!!! Vachement chouette!!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 04.55 AMby terrac21

    I love it!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 01.23 AMby littlewren

    lovely lovely lovely! This plaid is deliciously colorful and your sewing made this fabric really shine! great work!

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    Sep 2, 2010, 10.52 PMby bola

    wow colourful!

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    Sep 2, 2010, 06.27 PMby carolinam

    It is so cute! the fabric reminds me of a dress i had when i was little, it was one of my favorites.

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    Sep 1, 2010, 01.47 PMby notsewperfect

    great fabric! the dress looks great on you!

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    Aug 31, 2010, 02.26 PMby happyfeet

    Your dress is gorgeous, the fabric and style are lovely. It fit you perfectly.

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    Aug 31, 2010, 11.42 AMby HouseOf Pinheiro

    so vivian westwood! Loved it

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    Aug 31, 2010, 03.06 AMby nidhi

    beautiful! the colours and the pattern are perfect!

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    Aug 31, 2010, 02.58 AMby olystyrene

    What a wonderful dress! All the time and care that you took to make it has really truly paid off! The colours are stunning!

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    Aug 30, 2010, 01.27 AMby cantare

    So awesome! The fabric makes the pattern sing!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 11.16 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Oh my gosh this is so fantastically rainbow-y! looking at it makes me feel happy! I especially like the buttons.

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    Aug 29, 2010, 09.17 PMby angelical

    this dress and the fabric makes me smile! It’s just so colorful and charming!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 08.22 PMby katharinekp

    That fabric is gorgeous! What a fun dress! well done

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    Aug 29, 2010, 07.58 PMby oranereuland

    J aodre le tissu ! Tres belle robe :-)

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    Aug 29, 2010, 07.50 PMby bridlin

    This is a great dress!!! Where did you find this awesome fabric?

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      Aug 29, 2010, 09.38 PMby mixtlii

      Thanks :D
      The fabric is from a big shop in Paris, “Tissus Reine” in Montmartre. Now I regret I didn’t buy more !

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    Aug 29, 2010, 07.25 PMby claudine01

    What a Fu. Dress! I love the covered buttons. This is not a beginner project, and you did a great job sticking with it. I am sure you learned a ton. Have fun wearing it.

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    Aug 29, 2010, 06.39 PMby libra-s

    So colorful and gorgeous! Must be fun to wear it. Good job!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 04.52 PMby Kayla Michelle Harnish

    i’m in love with this dress! fabulous work!

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