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Country Floral

Added Jun 14, 2016

by Paola Setolier

6500, Switzerland






Well, this project started as a huge mess, I had problems with the bodice fitting and with assembling the cap sleeves, almost all of my sewing certainties dramatically collapsed while sewing this dress… Nevertheless I tried to overcome frustration and brought it to the end: the cap sleeves were entirely redesigned, the skirt and bodice got shortened. The dress is still a little bit too low-necked for my taste, I will try not to move too much while wearing it :)


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    Jul 19, 2016, 03.17 PMby sewing fanatic

    its so pretty, you did fantastically x

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    Jun 17, 2016, 03.33 PMby SassyT

    Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Jun 16, 2016, 06.32 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I think this is the perfect dress for you, it’s so consistent with your style….Just forget the sewing process and enjoy it…

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      Jun 17, 2016, 12.22 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you so much, hoping for some better weather to finally be able to wear it…

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    Jun 16, 2016, 05.48 PMby SassyT

    I really like it. Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Jun 17, 2016, 12.20 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you, of course I don’t mind :)

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    Jun 16, 2016, 10.09 AMby chula123

    this is adorable despite all your problems. funnily enough, I quite liked this when it first came out but did anticipate problems with the top (those kind of tops never seem to fit right on me, too big, too low….etc.) so I never even attempted it. So well done you! I shouldn’t worry too much about it being too low, but if you feel uncomfortable maybe wearing a little vest would help?

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      Jun 16, 2016, 01.52 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you for your nice words, in fact I feel much more comfortable after all the positive comments

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    Jun 15, 2016, 07.02 PMby kisses

    Looks good on…despite the difficulty

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      Jun 16, 2016, 01.51 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thanks a lot, I saw your version and it looks great as well!

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    Jun 15, 2016, 12.04 PMby SurMesure

    Such a fabulous dress! It looks beautiful on you so this is a great end to a difficult or frustrating project!

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      Jun 15, 2016, 06.33 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you, yes, I definitely learnt a lot from it…

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    Jun 15, 2016, 04.26 AMby cchristie

    Great result from what is clearly a dfficult bodice and sleeve combo. Just wear with confidence in spite of the low, or wear a vest! Love the whole thing and well done.

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      Jun 15, 2016, 06.36 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you for your nice comment, and yes, maybe with a vest I would feel more comfortable…

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    Jun 14, 2016, 09.16 PMby kelerabeus

    Love it! The fabric is so beautiful, I’m glad you didn’t give up on it! I remember those sleeves being super restrictive and pretty much everyone complaining about them, so I believe it’s not your fault. But despite that this pattern is so pretty and worth the trouble! If I were to make it again (and I believe I will) I’ll change the sleeves into two piece tulip sleeves for sure.

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      Jun 15, 2016, 06.35 PMby Paola Setolier

      It’s good to hear that I was not the only one having troubles, I love this pattern as well, will try to make another version for sure.

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    Jun 14, 2016, 08.05 PMby ellie-sew

    This so cute! There is no need to blame yourself. ;-) Great job!

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      Jun 15, 2016, 06.33 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you for your kind words

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    Jun 14, 2016, 07.43 PMby Mary Athey

    You did a great job on this with all your alterations. This looks Fab on you x

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