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Gold dots dress

Added Dec 22, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I love this dots fabric. I really do. It’s double gauze cotton in natural colour and those irregularly shaped dots are actually gold. Sadly these pictures can not capture the gold colour very well. I want to use the fabric as much as possible, so I came up with this design.

The top bodice part is Indian cotton lined with the dots fabric, and the rest of the dots fabric goes to the bottom part of the dress. The bodice part has overlapped front which I let laid open to the sides, all topstitchings are done with gold threads (which sadly didn’t get captured really well here). The whole fabric width is used here. One selvedge side on the bottom of dress, and another side on the meeting line with the bodice, therefore the dress didn’t need any hem stitchings.

Making this dress was as easy as it looks, only the bodice needs some kind of pattern and the bottom parts are just a pair of rectangles. Yeah, it seems that I use a lot of pairs of rectangles for making clothes.

I’ve made some kind of simple tutorial here in my blog

Material Notes

Indian cotton, double-gauze cottom




Garment Type

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    Dec 24, 2009, 11.38 PMby sunnilj9

    Really really beautiful and I love the dot fabric too!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 10.14 AMby carottesauvage

    Rectangles are very accommodating indeed and the possibilities endless… Great creation

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    Dec 22, 2009, 11.20 PMby ginasophia

    very very beautiful

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    Dec 22, 2009, 11.08 PMby mjb14

    gorgeous as always

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    Dec 22, 2009, 02.50 PMby janul

    Thanks :)

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    Dec 22, 2009, 01.31 PMby kana

    beautiful!! it makes me forget how cold it is in Tokyo now… i hope the days you can wear it outside arrives soon

  • Naburdaprofil_large

    Dec 22, 2009, 10.21 AMby janul

    Nice fabric… I just wander a bit what “double – gauze” means… could anyone explain that to me? :)

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      Dec 22, 2009, 10.30 AMby verypurpleperson

      Gauze is a sheer, lightweight and open weave fabric, like cheesecloth and bandage fabric. So double-gauze is a double layer of these fabrics, attached using tiny stitches in grid pattern. The attaching stitches are so tiny you couldn’t see it from the right side. This type of fabric is very comfortable because it allows air to pass through, but since it is doubled, it is not too sheer anymore. Nani Iro made the most beautiful double-gauze fabrics, I love them! .

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    Dec 22, 2009, 10.02 AMby jennymccabe

    beautiful as usual xxx

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