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"Coco Chanel meets the penguins" dress

Added Sep 21, 2012

by Vanessa Vela...

Valencia, Venezuela






This is my dress for week 2 (fashion icon) project run & play season 5. I want to make a dress inspired by coco chanel’s style but didn;t want my daughter to look like a “mini-coco”. Instead i wanted something with the chanel style but wearable for a child. I used strech cotton fabric, white and black, yellow bias and some penguins buttons that i have to say i really love!! I used my very tested, trusted and used (i could say abused!!!) A line dress pattern, this time with sleeves and peter pan collar. I sew triple stiches in the sleeves and black sides of the front, trying to make them to look like chanel’s purses, but the front of the dress also reminds me of penguin’s bodies. I really had a blast while doing it, it was so easy and fun to make!!!

Material Notes

black strech cotton, white cotton, yellow bias, penguin shaped buttons




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    Oct 5, 2012, 02.44 PMby aluckmann

    Oh, this is too much! This dress is so creative and fun, love the inspiration too.

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    Sep 26, 2012, 08.23 AMby Ivanamania

    super cute!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 08.21 PMby Chynx

    Love your take on Coco Chanel for your daughter…you have a beautiful baby :-)

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    Sep 22, 2012, 05.06 PMby pamchar

    So cuuuute! You daughter seems to love this dress too.

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      Sep 23, 2012, 12.52 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

      Yes, she loves it, as every girl does with new clothes!!! ha,ha.

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    Sep 22, 2012, 02.37 PMby Lolibraun

    I love the dress – your child is awesome!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 09.54 AMby Mary Athey

    this is gorgeous on your daughter. i loved your first outfit better than the others but did’nt know how to vote. x

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      Sep 22, 2012, 02.19 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

      Oh, my, thanks!!! As a matter of fact no one can, you can only vote for the real contestants (a group of very talented ladies). Their work is displayed each friday in the project run and play home page, The rest is just joining for the fun of it, in their flick group, and the project r & p team choose one lucky participant each week

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    Sep 22, 2012, 07.10 AMby pambox

    Coolest kid in the playground.

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    Sep 22, 2012, 01.23 AMby schnui

    Vanessa, that is the cutest dress and so beautifully sewn. Your daughter looks gorgeous – very mini Coco Chanel.

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      Sep 22, 2012, 02.12 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

      Thanks Schnui, i agree, she looks great indeed!!! ;p

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