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Cute misses' dress "Vache Français"

Added Aug 20, 2009

by naughtyknits

London, United K...






I picked up some gorgeous Michael Miller fabric in Brighton on the weekend which has an Eiffel Tower print and pink backdrop. I had no idea of what I wanted to make with it I just knew I had to make something!

I found an old McCalls dress pattern (Misses Jumpers) I bought a few months ago and decided to customise the neck line using a contrasting green cotton and a cute cow print (hence the name Vache Français – French Cow).

The waist line is gathered at the front and back and with the bottom hem cut on the bais it gives a lovely balloon effect. I also decided on just one pocket and incorporated the cow fabric once again.

For the lining, hem and pocket I used a Paul Smith striped fabric (also picked up cheap in Brighton – seriously, this shop is amazing for original and interesting fabrics – http://www.dittofabrics.co.uk )

I altered the back of the dress which originally instructed to fit a 20” zip, by overlapping the back bodice sections to create an asymmetric style and fitted three recycled buttons – much cuter!

Material Notes

1.5m for the gathered skirt front and back 45"wide.
1m at 60" wide for the lining and hem.
This pattern would suit lightweight cottons, woolens, tweeds or knits.




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    Aug 21, 2009, 10.44 PMby eklektik

    I love how you modified the dress pattern to suit your own “artsy” style – looks very comfortable. I do like your choice in fabrics as well – and the buttons are a great idea! Quite inspirational – Thank you for sharing!!

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    Aug 20, 2009, 09.02 PMby mesha2316

    I adore this dress and you look soooooooo cute in it :)! I Love Jumpers I have made two now and none of them as cute as this!

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    Aug 20, 2009, 07.39 PMby sewbissy

    This is so unique and lovely.

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    Aug 20, 2009, 04.17 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Very cute. Although you used ready pattern, you modified it so that it matches your style, personality. That s the point:)))

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