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Chocolate Peppermint Cream

Added Aug 13, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






This project was made in response to a 48 hour challenge – The Sewcial Bee . The brief was to make something inspired by food. I kinda did it the other way around. I had this fabulous turquoise swirly patterned fabric that was given to me by a friend & wanted to make another 50’s sheath dress. I could see a chocolate-y swirly cake going with it quite nicely, so while I made the dress, Daughter No2 got cracking on a cake. She found loads of recipes she liked, but settled on the Chocolate Peppermint.
The dress pattern is a 1957 McCalls, no 4003in size 14 (bust 34). It has a fitted bodice, off the shoulder “sleeves”, a side zip & bound buttonholes. The purple buttons came from my stash, some I’d got from a charity shop a while ago. The seams are all pinked & the hem taped & hand stitched.

This dress is for sale in my Etsy shop, Mercury Handmade

This product is for sale
By Anne Wagenhauser at Mercury Handmade

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Aug 16, 2013, 09.45 AMby fashionfreek

    Really nice dress AnnW.xx

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    Aug 16, 2013, 02.25 AMby gretz

    very beautiful and the fit is just perfect. Well done!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 04.35 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Perfect vintage look, just like a model of 1950ths, one of the best fashion’s times.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 05.24 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Oh, so elegant, right? I love this look on her.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 11.53 AMby camelia db

    oh, so sweet ( as the cake :). Very beautiful.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 05.25 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, & yes, that cake is really sweet! I need a large mug of tea to wash it down with! :)

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    Aug 13, 2013, 10.53 AMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress, lovely fabric and lovely on you x

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    Aug 13, 2013, 10.20 AMby steffania

    Oh it’s lovely! and it’s perfect on you!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 09.15 AMby Deanna31

    It looks so nice!! I love everything about it!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 08.55 AMby Sunshine-

    It’s beutiful…I like it very much

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