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Floral bib dress

Added Jun 10, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I use the Wenlan blouse pattern again to make these floral bib dresses. The fabrics are so pretty with tiny floral patterns on them, they also look and feel like Liberty fabrics. I added a few pleats on the top of the sleeves and let the raw edges shown.

In the technical drawing of the top, I saw that the sleeves are on top of the lower skirt part. I got a bit confused reading the instructions, so I just did it my way and sewed the sleeves to the bib before the bib part is attached to the skirt part. It worked! The neckline and armholes are finished with binding strips. These dresses are size 6, so they are not as fitted as my previous bib dress.

The bib part is patchworked cotton lace fabric, they were bought already stitched together like that. The fabric is very thin and transparent, but I didn’t line it because I like the transparent effect this time. These dresses are so light and flowy!

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Material Notes

floral cotton




Garment Type

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    Jul 9, 2010, 06.17 AMby azurestar21

    Hey these look great, do you know the name/line of fabric it is at all?

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      Jul 9, 2010, 06.26 AMby verypurpleperson

      Sorry, I don’t know the name of the fabric. I believe it is Japanese cotton.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 09.22 PMby lovefrommum

    Really lovely dresses : ) I hope you don’t mind, I really want to copycat your idea…but i’m unsure how to make the edge neat where the bib meets the front of the dress – would you mind telling me how you did this please? thank you!!

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      Jun 15, 2010, 01.23 PMby verypurpleperson

      I clipped the allowance of the lower part before pinning it to the bib, it will make it easier to follow the shape of the bib. I hope I’m making sense here! :)

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      Jun 17, 2010, 09.29 PMby lovefrommum

      thank you!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 07.32 AMby nettevivante

    Adorable! You simply have a genius mind! :)

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    Jun 11, 2010, 05.37 AMby carolyn-s

    Gorgeous! You are so talented, these dresses are so very pretty.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 07.53 PMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, colour is great

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.49 PMby sew4my3

    Oh what fun warm weather dresses! Just too cute!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 03.15 PMby kimboat

    so amazing, love them!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 02.09 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice dresses. You always do such nice work!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 11.52 AMby laurii

    they’re both very cute:)

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    Jun 10, 2010, 11.19 AMby susanne2011

    Cute as usual!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 10.33 AMby Ophelia K

    Super cute!! I love both of the color! Let’s work hard;)

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.31 AMby curdis

    Very pretty & so girly!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.23 AMby sertyan

    Very very cute! And in two dainty pastel colours too!!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.17 AMby laurwyn

    These dresses are so cute and quirky, and floral and you look really nice in them! Also, the photo is simple and really perfect!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 09.07 AMby nataliepie

    So cute!

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