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Grainline x BurdaStyle: Liberty Floral Tank Dress

Added Oct 31, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Today’s project was created by Chicago based seamstress and pattern-maker Grainline. Here’s what she has to say about her lovely Liberty printed frock:

“The original inspiration for this dress, oddly enough, was a large fabric sleeve I fabricated for a Chicago based artist. He was using this same Liberty print Edenham Tana Lawn which I fell in love with and decided it would be perfect for an autumn to winter dress. Around the same time the fall collections were coming out and there were a lot of loose fitting floral dresses appearing in shops. Steven Alan had one of my favorite collections and I got the two level skirt idea from there. A lucky ebay score of a 2 meter ruminant made this dress a reality (don’t forget to check ebay if you’re looking for Liberty fabric!). It’s a great dress for layering with tights, winter sweaters and boots.”

Some of Grainline’s work!

Material Notes

2 meters of Liberty Tana Lawn
1-14” Invisible zipper
Clover ¼” bias binding maker




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type


Project Creator

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    Nov 16, 2011, 12.18 AMby KathrynBrooks1

    Adorable on you. Nice job!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.21 PMby Caro Tello

    I really like this one :)

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    Nov 3, 2011, 05.44 AMby gillthecat

    i made this dress… project look at me im sandra dee,, hard to believe its the same dress,,the bodice doesnt seem the same ???? or is it just me !!!

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    Nov 1, 2011, 10.53 PMby mesalisa

    Ruminant? On eBay? Holy cow!

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      Nov 6, 2011, 03.28 PMby victors


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    Nov 1, 2011, 08.49 PMby ilynne

    Sorry, not flattering at all.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 12.10 PMby cikk

    Vute, but lawn in winter? brrrr. I’ve already stopped wearing my lawn dresses and I live in the Mediterranean….. lucky you though getting Liberty remnants…

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    Nov 1, 2011, 09.39 AMby iin

    love it…

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    Nov 1, 2011, 08.18 AMby carottesauvage

    Sweet! Lovely fabric

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