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dino dress

Added Apr 4, 2014

by sartemis

Boechout, Belgium






I’ve made this dress after falling in love with the cutest dinosaur fabric a while ago. Realising I had no pattern fit to match this fabric I went looking for one I liked and found it in Butterick 5603. I did make some adjustments.

I went to the Antwerp zoo and took the pictures there!

You can read a more detailed account (and pattern review) on the design choises, pattern adjustments and construction of this dress on my blog.

Material Notes

cotton novelty fabric with dinosaurs, unidentified green and black fabric (the black is slightly stretchy)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Vintage, Casual


Inspiration for collar

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    Mar 9, 2015, 01.22 AMby pictureit17

    Lovely dress. The contrasting panels are look great with this dress. I have this pattern and made a little black dress a couple years ago – I’ll keep the idea of using contrasting fabrics in mind the next time I pull out the pattern :)

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    Feb 16, 2015, 10.44 PMby Amy C

    So cute! I love the mix of novelty prints and a retro pattern.

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    Apr 9, 2014, 02.51 PMby kristensaurus

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks flawless, and I love the fabric- would’ve thought it was floral until closer inspection :P

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    Apr 8, 2014, 06.04 PMby nrobson

    what great work

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    Apr 6, 2014, 01.51 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice, the fabrics match well and you look very girlish :-)

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    Apr 5, 2014, 06.39 PMby mixtlii

    Soooo pretty, you did a wonderful job with the fabrics !

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    Apr 5, 2014, 09.31 AMby kihli

    What a funny and beautiful dress! Love how you combined the dino fabric with the black and green fabrics!

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    Apr 4, 2014, 08.10 PMby IDia

    Very lovely :-) I LOVE the inside details!

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