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Crazy about Polka Dots!

Added Jun 21, 2012

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Simplicity 3849: Misses’ One-Piece Dress with Detachable Collar: A smart afternoon dress with kimono sleeves and a diagonal front closing from neckline to hem-line. A collar outlines the low pointed neckline. The flared skirt features a concealed pocket in the side front seam. View 1 has three quarter length sleeves and a contrasting detachable collar. View 2 has styled short kimono sleeves.

I love everything about this pattern. The diagonal opening , the cute collar, the sleeve length – it is just about perfect!

When I first saw this pattern, I pictured the perfect sundress. Now that I have a completed dress, I think it would make a lovely, and much more formal look as well.

If you can get your hands on it, I would highly recommend the pattern.

More pictures and construction info may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Linen/Rayon blend




Spring, Summer
Classic, Vintage

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    Jun 24, 2012, 08.17 PMby teenee

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jun 24, 2012, 12.20 PMby ronnielee

    This one is my new fav! i have great luck on Ebay & Etsy also! Waiting for a few gems to arrive in the post…

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    Jun 22, 2012, 06.17 PMby Testosterone

    SFX: [long drawn out exhale through clenched teeth]

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    Jun 21, 2012, 05.14 PMby HelenMoore

    Ok, I absolutely love this dress. I even went online hoping to find it with no luck. Could probably copy it to a point but now sure how I would get the collar right. You did a fantastic job making this!

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    Jun 21, 2012, 04.27 PMby tirrs

    very beautiful!

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    Jun 21, 2012, 02.01 PMby sadienorway

    Really really love the pattern! The red buttons are super :)

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    Jun 21, 2012, 12.03 PMby skeeler

    Where do you get your wonderful patterns? It is so fun to see what you’ll come up with next. This dress is really cool.

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      Jun 21, 2012, 08.09 PMby lauramae

      This particular pattern came from ebay. And I have also had good luck finding vintage patterns on etsy.

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    Jun 21, 2012, 11.51 AMby BiscuitBem

    Love this

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    Jun 21, 2012, 08.32 AMby carolinschmidt

    Love it too! :)

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    Jun 21, 2012, 07.35 AMby Lillyella

    Love it! Especially with the contrasting of the buttons and the Button holes!

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