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Daisy dress for Janene

Added Aug 29, 2010

by janene

London, United K...






Something for me…. finally! And just in time to catch the last few days of summer. This dress was made using New Look Pattern no 6750. Its a mix and match collection of pieces and was pretty easy to follow and put together. The material I used was a cotton voile or so I was told. I have to trust other people’s judgement because I am still very much learning! Anyhows the fabric, although lovely was very sheer so I lined the skirt with some pale blue fabric that was the same.

I think in hindsight I could have done with increasing the bodice size a bit and I would like to try a stronger colour as I’m not sure that pale grey does me justice! Also the cute puffy sleeves, are a little bit tight around my arm. I didnt think to check that measurement! But Im chuffed that I managed to fit an invisible zip and moreso that I completed a dress for myself. Its all good practice. On to the next…yay!

Thanks to my fiancé for taking the photos and for the lovely day we spent in Brighton!

Material Notes

Cotton voile – dress and lining, red bias binding, invisible zip.




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Polyester



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    Oct 12, 2010, 01.12 AMby sew4esty

    This looks really sweet on you! :) This pattern was one of the first patterns I ever bought (like 2yrs ago) and I still haven’t managed to make it ‘coz I lost interest in it after some time….but seeing you finished project has motivated me once again – and why not? The weather is getting warmer here and I’m looking forward to having a go!! Well done :-D

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    Aug 30, 2010, 01.39 PMby brownlow3

    Very pretty indeed. You did an excilent job, love the trim.

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    Aug 30, 2010, 02.22 AMby stitchplease

    very sweet frock. I agree the colors really look nice. The grey alone you’re right would not do you justice, but the red trim really makes it special. Love the photos in front of the street art too!

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      Aug 30, 2010, 06.32 AMby janene

      Thank you. The dress was a good contrast against the walls… otherwise it disappeared!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 06.35 PMby libra-s

    It’s a gorgeous dress! I specially love the red accent!

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      Aug 29, 2010, 06.57 PMby janene

      Thank you… Im very flattered by your comments.

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    Aug 29, 2010, 02.10 PMby janene

    Thank you Ralf. Its given me the boost I need to make more. I have a coffee date dress on the list but more requests for Roman Blinds first!

    I take it back about the summer. The heavens just opened and drove away the sunshine. Traditional for this time of year… its Notting Hill Carnival time and it always happens. Always a strong chance of a rainbow though which is always very exciting even if you are a grown up!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 02.05 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    hello janene! congrats to your lovely dress and lucky you, that you still have summer. berlin is grey and wet and has this ugly autumn feeling nobody wanted at this time of the year. BUT back to your dress! very well done and i think, that the two colors (the grey with the brightred trimmings suit you very well!) i love the very small puff sleaves and i agree with you, that i little increasing of the body size would have been good but aside of that i love your dress!!

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