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Colonial Dress

Added Jan 13, 2011

by emmyloo03

Concord, Califor...






This is a dress I made for a friend’s wedding. The wedding had a Pirate theme and I decided to go with a more lady-like colonial dress than the typical “wench” costume. I used Simplicity 2354

Material Notes

I used fabrics from Britex in San Francisco and Joann Fabrics. All three fabrics were purchased from the home decorating sections of the stores, one was embroidered and the others were embellished with pintucks. I’m not really sure what kinds of fabric they were, mainly they were intended to be used for curtains or upholstery.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Other, Vintage
Cotton, Satin, Silk, Taffeta

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    Jan 15, 2011, 02.31 AMby shangrow

    Looks wonderful! All your hard work paid off :) The fabric choices are ace, they go beautifully together.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 01.43 PMby zaarissima

    a wonderful fabric! an absolutly beautiful dress!!!!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 11.50 AMby analogue

    Great choice of fabrics, I find upholstery/curtain fabrics usually wok best for this kind of costume. You did a beautiful job and I love the hat as well :-)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 08.44 AMby magdamagda

    I love the colours, the intricacies of fabrics – nice match! and how it goes with the hat! good work, If Simplicity would put your dress on the pattern cover they would sell more;)

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      Jan 13, 2011, 06.45 PMby emmyloo03

      Thank you!

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