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Indie Style Chiffon Dress

Added Dec 10, 2012

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I made this dress earlier this summer, but I just now got around to photographing it. It’s made from a printed chiffon that I bought from Wal-mart. I drafted the pattern using my own measurements. I wanted to experiment with creating a ruffle skirt since I’ve never made one before. I only had 1.5 of a yards of fabric though, which wasn’t enough to make a full gathered skirt; so instead, I sewed the skirt together using elastic thread in order to create the effect of a ruffle. I shirred the waist and the raw edges were finished off using bias tape which was made from the same chiffon fabric. Instead of a zipper for getting in and out of there are buttons going down on the side of the dress. I hope that you like it (:

Material Notes

Chiffon, elastic thread, buttons




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Chiffon, Blends

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    Dec 12, 2012, 10.45 PMby bethmaryharley

    Beautiful dress and photographs! I love the vintage feel of the whole thing – you are very talented!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 02.57 PMby wzrdreams

    I used to love the Walmart fabric tables! When I was in college they had $2 tables…. everything was $2 /yard. It was fantastic. Anyway, great fabric choice! The photos are lovely, as usual.

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      Dec 12, 2012, 04.09 PMby melonhead

      Thank you wzrdreams! :) I know, Walmart fabric has honestly given me the freedom to feel like I can just make anything without worrying about ruining an expensive piece of fabric! I’d be broke without them! haha

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    Dec 11, 2012, 05.42 PMby pauline alice

    That’s such a pretty dress and your pictures are beautiful!

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      Dec 12, 2012, 04.12 PMby melonhead

      Thank you! By the way I’m in loveeeee with all of your projects! Like, that Dior Coat…I drooled a little it was so beautiful! :)

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    Dec 11, 2012, 02.30 PMby sticher63

    Super cute!! looks great!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 08.24 PMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and.your.photos are really lovely.x

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      Dec 10, 2012, 10.26 PMby melonhead

      Thank you Mary! :)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 04.07 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love the print! I wish they would bring back the fabric section at Walmart here in Canada. I used to pick up neat stuff there. Very cute dress.

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      Dec 10, 2012, 10.26 PMby melonhead

      Thank you! Oh I know, I don’t know what I’d do without Wal-mart’s fabric section. They were going to get rid of the one that I go to, but then they decided that they got enough business. I’m pretty sure that’s because of how much I buy from them. haha.

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