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Gingham A-Line Summer Dress

Added Jun 13, 2013

by fleurbie

Melbourne, Austr...




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This dress was created with a pattern I made to my own size, by using a 1970’s dress bought in a second-hand clothing store as a basis.

The skirt was not difficult to copy, although the bodice – particularly the “collar” that folds over
the top of it – was a matter of trial and error, and took a little playing around with before I got
it sitting right.

The back of the dress has a zip closure, and there are buttons on the inside of the bodice back for
adjusting the length of the shoulder straps.

Overall, it is cool and comfortable on a hot summer’s day, and I’ve had plenty of wear out of
it – which is good especially since it’s made from a light cotton fabric which I bought for just a
couple of dollars a metre!




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Vintage

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    Jun 13, 2013, 06.00 PMby Kocotte

    it is perfect, the model and the fabric

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    Jun 13, 2013, 05.55 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous on you and the fabrics fab x

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      Jun 17, 2013, 01.22 AMby fleurbie

      Thank you :-) I was pretty pleased with the end result. Not bad for a frock that cost me about $6 in materials!

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