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Do Re Mi Tea Dress

Added Jun 18, 2013

by Gretchen Bra...






This dress is based loosely off of the Cap sleeve gathered waist dress. I added a back cut out and altered the neckline to tighten the neck gape. Overall I really liked this pattern. The bodice darts aren’t my favorite and since i’m not big busted I don’t think the bodice fits as nicely as it could, not because it’s too loose but on account of the dart placement and type.
I will definitely be wearing this a lot this summer, it’s very comfortable and I think it would suit many body types.

Material Notes

I used a Vintage cotton from a thrift store and cheap muslin for the lining.




Garment Type

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    Jul 3, 2013, 02.17 PMby Molly james

    Its beautiful, you look really nice in it! I like the buttons on the back, nice touch!


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    Jun 30, 2013, 08.52 AMby annie-s-1

    Beautiful. Love the fabric and the cute cut out at the back.

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    Jun 27, 2013, 11.34 AMby Jessica Abbott

    this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love.

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    Jun 27, 2013, 10.18 AMby chased-away

    Lovely dress, the back is so pretty. I hope to see more of your sewing projects! :) If you know a good tutorial for open backed dresses could you please post it?

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    Jun 22, 2013, 10.34 PMby chillwear

    Fantastic, looks lovely on you!

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    Jun 22, 2013, 12.59 AMby eddalind

    super cute!

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    Jun 21, 2013, 05.48 PMby MandieW

    Love the open back!

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    Jun 20, 2013, 01.21 PMby Dilyana Drumeva

    Very cute dress <3

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    Jun 19, 2013, 05.42 PMby janene

    Really beautiful dress :-)

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    Jun 19, 2013, 01.11 PMby mrsoneill

    The alterations you made to is a great, and the fabric is adorable!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 10.13 PMby barmaglot

    Love it! The fabric, the fit, the open back and buttons.. – all is perfect!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 09.15 PMby claudinka

    Great dress, love the colour!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 05.42 PMby cris orange

    oh, I love that cut out in the back!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 05.15 PMby liliv-1

    Lovely variation!!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 01.46 PMby kisses

    Much nicer than the original one…thanks for the inspiration. I am so busted so I have to adjust the back a little more to accommodate a bra

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    Jun 18, 2013, 11.56 AMby BeeZee

    Your dress is lovely and very becoming to you!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 10.24 AMby Debbie Alli

    Gorgeous styling – I love it! And I wish I could get such pretty thrift fabric – it’s beautiful

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    Jun 18, 2013, 08.42 AMby katya

    This is gorgeous :) I love the cut out back

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    Jun 18, 2013, 07.35 AMby alice9163

    You look Very pretty in this unique dress. And nice hair too, I must add…

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    Jun 18, 2013, 06.38 AMby bhs

    So wonderful dress! Love it!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 06.28 AMby madyb

    Love the open back detail!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 05.21 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Love what you did to the back! I love the color and print of your fabric. Nicely done! I have been wanting to alter a dress pattern to make it open back but I am not that experience yet.

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      Jun 30, 2013, 06.17 AMby Gretchen Bradley

      Don’t let ‘not being experienced enough’ stop you from trying! I’m not very experienced at all, I had never really altered a pattern before This was kind of an experiment that happened to turn out well, i just made a sample dress out of muslin first to make sure everything fit.

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      Jul 3, 2013, 07.47 PMby Byanka Ayala

      You have officially inspired me to try this. : )

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    Jun 18, 2013, 02.07 AMby rita61

    Looks Great!!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 01.19 AMby ariation

    Your dress is beautiful! I love it……the fabric is a nice pic as well

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