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Fantastic Mrs. Fox

Added Apr 1, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






For those of you who have seen the movie and were equally smitten with Felicity Fox, here is my version of her dress. I used a vintage pattern (Simplicity 7242) , not an exact replica, but close enough for me. I had to hand paint all those apples as I could not find the fabric, which probably doesn’t even exist. I still need to add the button on the collar too. I just couldn’t wait to share with you. This dress makes me very happy. This is why I sew!

Material Notes

Organic cotton. Hand painted apples.




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    Sep 9, 2014, 02.56 PMby Alicia Weaver

    would you consider selling this dress?

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    Jul 29, 2014, 02.30 PMby sxc1038

    Would you be willing to make another and sell this? I would love to wear it for Halloween

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    Oct 9, 2013, 08.50 PMby Stephanie Sims

    Hi are you willing to sell this? I am in love with it!

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      Oct 11, 2013, 02.43 AMby rifka

      Hi – I don’t have it anymore! Do you sew? The pattern was easy enough to follow. If your not in a hurry, I’d consider making another. Feel free to email me directly. Rebecka.atwell@gmail.com

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    Jan 26, 2011, 09.35 AMby junespoon

    just gorgeous!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 01.23 PMby sophielophie

    This is a perfect replica of Mrs Fox’s dress! I was just going to ask where you got the fabric from, it is hard to believe you have hand painted the apples, you did such a good job! A fab dress from a great movie.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.12 PMby candyjoyce

    Your apples look perfectly spaced and perfectly painted. This is a really great dress.


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    Apr 20, 2010, 11.36 AMby allyoop

    How cute is that? I love that you just took off on a design and made it from scratch! Are you a teacher? I can just see a teacher wearing this.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 03.55 AMby meghie

    Love it! :o)

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    Apr 6, 2010, 07.05 PMby rebeccaaa

    Fab-u-lous!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 02.59 PMby daze

    Oh my I want this so much! I LOVE the fact that the apples are hand painted!! Amazing.

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    Apr 5, 2010, 02.38 AMby loveliette

    this makes me very happy! now i want to see the movie. :) you did a wonderful job!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 12.57 AMby felixknits

    very cute dress…

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.53 PMby gunks

    I loved the movie and your dress is adorable. Just the thought of painting all those apples scares me. Your patience is admirable. I would have got frustrated halfway through the painting process and probably cut out a stamp. Great job.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.56 PMby Barbara Eccles

    what a fab dress and i love the film too

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    Apr 4, 2010, 02.56 PMby alicelidell

    it’s beautiful. i love it!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 02.01 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    Awesome!!! I have been dreaming about making a dress like Mrs. Fox since seeing the movie. I loved the movie, but the dress stuck in my head for months. I just couldn’t find fabric that would work. Painting the Apples! You are amazing and the dress is P E R F E C T!! You created something that I have only dreamed about. You Rock!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.24 AMby tabs

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! Gosh the yoke is a nice touch, stops the high neck from looking too puritan. I think I’ve got that old Simplicity pattern somewhere too – now to dig it out and use it for something (although it could possibly be as nice as this).

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    Apr 3, 2010, 08.42 PMby stephaniemorgan


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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.43 PMby denise2003

    That is so cute! You did a fantastic job on it, too! Very professional hand painting job, it must have taken some work. I haven’t seen the movie, but maybe I should.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.28 PMby nouvellegamine

    yay! this is so cute! i can’t believe you hand painted the apples. they’re so even, you did an amazing job :D

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    Apr 3, 2010, 04.03 PMby cupcakedreammachine

    Gasp! This is beautiful, and with a paper mache fox mask? I think this has to be my halloween costume!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.42 AMby ssarryo

    Wow, how cool. How simple, and functional. I like it.

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    Apr 3, 2010, 05.20 AMby bobina

    YOU are inspiring, thank you!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 02.52 AMby jpink

    this is just too perfect. i love it!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 01.22 AMby india

    HAND PAINTED THE APPLES!!?? wowee. What an amazing the job!!! I just saw the movie (great movie, btw)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 09.25 PMby learning-to-fly

    Oh it’s cute… as for movie inspiration – Alice in Wonderland is worth seeing for the dresses alone!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 08.11 PMby emily-marie

    so good! i love that it could be styled for everyday or halloween. mrs. fox is certainly an admirable role model :)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 07.16 PMby seasidelaundry

    What a clever undertaking-nothing stopped you, even the apple print. You deserve an Oscar!

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