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Ikat at Iolani

Added May 14, 2013

by laracrj

Cardiff, United ...






I love this dress! It started with the bodice of a vintage pattern – Simplicity 5954, but I altered it quite considerably.

I tried to line up the pattern in the middle and chose a line that would stand out and draw the eye as the fabric doesn’t actually repeat when cut in that width. I’m SO pleased with how well that centre line matches from the bodice to the skirt.

The extra details around the neckline, hem and button down back really make this dress for me.

Check out my blog post for more details and plenty of photos.

Material Notes

Some kind of upholstery fabric




Garment Type

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    May 15, 2013, 11.33 AMby celestechen6

    The buttons on the back are inspiring. Great to see how the quilting technique of the bia binding was used on the neckline. Beautiful dress!

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    May 15, 2013, 02.49 AMby Moimisie

    Lovely dress! I agree with you i really think the black detail on the neck give something extra ..

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      May 15, 2013, 06.14 AMby laracrj

      Thanks, I think so – especially down the back x

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    May 14, 2013, 10.18 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress, i love all the detail in this dress and it looks lovely on you x

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      May 15, 2013, 06.14 AMby laracrj

      Thanks x

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    May 14, 2013, 09.25 PMby Kovu

    your back details look great! they also look a little complicated to create

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      May 15, 2013, 06.15 AMby laracrj

      Thanks, yes it did take a while!! There are more details on blog if you’re interested x

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      May 17, 2013, 04.45 PMby Kovu

      i read your blog, i wish you would have gotten a picture of the millions of pins!

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    May 14, 2013, 07.52 PMby cris orange

    very good work, love the details, especially the neckline :)

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      May 15, 2013, 06.15 AMby laracrj

      Thank you x

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    May 14, 2013, 05.51 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric….liking the details around the neckline and the whole heap of buttons at the back

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      May 15, 2013, 06.15 AMby laracrj

      Thanks x

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