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Denim Dress with ruffles

Added Nov 14, 2008

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I use JJ’s bodice sloper/block to make the upper part. The sleeves was drafted from an old book called Pattern Drafting vol. II, published by Kamakura-Shobo Publishing in 1970. I bought the book very cheap a couple of years ago in a secondhand bookshop. The lower parts were drawn on the fabrics without pattern.

As I always like the selvedge part of a fabric, I use them as ruffles on the center front of the dress. The opening of the dress is in the back by invisible zipper. I also added a pair of invisible pockets on the side seams.

Love it.

Material Notes






JJ, burdastyle

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    Jan 30, 2011, 08.55 AMby maxathon

    although very obvious, and needless to say… AWESOME!!

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    Oct 19, 2009, 03.23 AMby isobelm

    Your creations are wonderful. I especially Iike this dress, it suits you so well and your choice of fabric and colour is lovely.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 10.05 AMby allaboutart

    i LOVE this! it is great!

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    Jun 9, 2009, 10.16 PMby twiggychic3

    girl, you are SO talented! i love all of the dresses that you make

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    Feb 5, 2009, 08.11 AMby dressdummy

    Wow. You really put together a great dress and an awesome outfit altogether. I really like the idea of using the selvages too! Interesting detail for the garment, and it saves some finishing or edging work.

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    Dec 21, 2008, 03.15 PMby milliesewly

    love how you wear this.

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    Dec 2, 2008, 01.04 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    everyone’s said it already but i gotta say it myself, this is stunning!

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    Nov 22, 2008, 02.40 AMby filousia

    really beautifull!!!!love it!!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 11.23 AMby krysia

    amazing dress! fabulous pictures too:)

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    Nov 16, 2008, 06.45 PMby dianacirne

    This dress is amazing! You did a great job!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 11.38 AMby lunatepetal

    what a lovely dress! Love it!!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 07.58 AMby sugartime

    I love it!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 06.29 AMby ink

    I love this dress! The proportions are beautiful! The ruffle is so minimal but provides such rich detailing!

    I love all of your work!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 12.11 AMby mjb14

    Another amazing creation from you. Everything about it is beautiful. Cant say much more than what has already been said really!

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    Nov 15, 2008, 11.31 AMby charlotte287

    I agree with all of the above. In addition I like your idea of having a zipper in the back and the ruffle in front. Very nice photo too!

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    Nov 15, 2008, 07.53 AMby emrichkh

    The dress looks fabulous! You wear that style well, great job!

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    Nov 15, 2008, 07.47 AMby antigone

    I love this dress! It is simply adorable!

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    Nov 15, 2008, 06.52 AMby jeffrey

    s t u n n i n g.

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    Nov 15, 2008, 02.00 AMby emsalot

    i love the neck ruffles and your awesome shoes!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 10.05 PMby the-gilded-bee

    You should have yourself in the credits too. Great job drafting/making this dress. It looks very nice/suits you.

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    Nov 14, 2008, 08.58 PMby erdronen

    so so cute!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 05.13 PMby allygally

    I really like your comment about using the selvage edge for ruffles, what a good idea! I’ll have to try that at some point. Pretty dress!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 02.50 PMby amphibian

    I LOVE it with big bold capitals! that’s exactly my style. I’d love to have tha pattern of it too, could you post it? grins

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    Nov 14, 2008, 02.00 PMby kleinfee

    Your dress and your combination is great!!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 10.15 AMby nysister

    Adorable. I like your choice of tights and shoes too.

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    Nov 14, 2008, 05.45 AMby mandicoulter

    yep, i agree with all of these comments! super cute!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 05.44 AMby carottesauvage

    Just amazing! I admire your tights and shoe collection!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 04.20 AMby polychromatin

    Stunning :) Unostentatious, but so beautiful! Great outfit!

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    Nov 14, 2008, 03.51 AMby lybu

    Wow. I absolutely love it. I love your tights and shoes too. Whole outfit is totally in the style I love :)

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    Nov 14, 2008, 03.37 AMby olyaboieru

    Amazing outfit! With white shoes and tights! I love these pictures, shadows, they create their special atmosphere, where the model is a harmonic center!

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