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Isn't that color a little bright for a ninja?

Added Jun 15, 2011

by Ruffles Gazebo

Adelaide, Australia






So, yet another bed spread project. Yet another dress with a big red bow. But finally another pattern from tomoko nakamichi’s pattern magic. vol 1. Titles the knot dress.

Pretty simple pattern. Didnt take much time at all. But im loving the shape of these 1960’s type dresses. They are super cute and fun. Thhhhennnn….add a big bow on the front, and who couldn’t be happier? __
Scored the bed spread in an op shop, and have had it sitting there a while trying to figure out what pattern would show off all the different pictures on it the best. Originally i was going to make this dress out of some gorgeous red/pink/white checkered thick silk which i got in bali, but unfortunately, after making the pattern, it was the slightest bit too small :( i also though the print of the fabric was bold and fun enough to compliment the 1960’s A frame shape. But had to go through my stash and find something more suitable. Im very glad with the end result. Do i need to grow up?…..Im thinking not quite yet… The dress has facing for the arm holes and neckline, and has no zip (is alot of fun to slide into lol…)

Anyway’s, this dress was super quick and enjoyable to make, i really need to buy the new Pattern Magic books! So much fun awaits me….
OH! and i even made a little pokeball hair clip to match ~.^

Hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

P.s. Title is a pokemon quote…
P.p.s like my new melissa’s?!?!?!

Material Notes

Single cotton Bed spread, interfacing, red cotton, FUN




Spring, Summer, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Geek

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    Jul 8, 2011, 03.16 AMby Lexicon

    Wow! – this is just so adorable – the 60’s shape looks great on you.

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    Jul 7, 2011, 03.16 PMby margaretchandler

    Borderline fetish, sweet! I won’t be showing the BF this one, or I’ll have no peace until I make one for myself ;) My pokemans, let me show you them!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 08.12 AMby Ashley Doll


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    Jul 7, 2011, 12.50 AMby Melanie Wahjudi

    That is the most AWESOME dress I have ever seen! Thank you for making my day brighter! pikapika! XD

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    Jul 7, 2011, 12.50 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Congrats on your feature, Ruffles!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 09.31 PMby madebymeg

    fun but sophisticated. nicely done!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 09.31 PMby LimeSoda

    This is the dress I should’ve worn to Comic Con! Well done!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 08.23 PMby cherubrock

    OMG. This is the best thing ever! I am so jealous! I don’t think I’d have the guts to wear it outside but I’d probably wear it indoors all the time. You look fantastic and the hair clip just finishes off the outfit perfectly! x

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    Jul 6, 2011, 06.22 PMby fabled

    This is awesome! Gotta love Pokemon. Great job!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 03.31 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE :-) I’ve been known to sew dresses out of duvet covers myself, well done with he pattern placement (always the hardest thing I think) <3 <3 <3

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    Jul 6, 2011, 02.57 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Oohwow – amazing fabric choice! And I love the hairpin :)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 06.53 AMby woodviolet

    Thank you for making this, my heart sings with joy. Actually, I think its singing the jigglypuff song…

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    Jun 17, 2011, 02.00 AMby tamaracameron

    is there any way you could post a photo of the bow undone? Be cool to see how it works

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      Jun 17, 2011, 02.19 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      yeh ill try and put one up when i have a chance :-) i tried to find a picture of the page from the book on the internet to post that, but sadly it is not there!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 07.52 AMby wonderlandalys

    Hee, what a fun dress! The shape is so complimentary. Very cute.

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    Jun 16, 2011, 02.43 AMby ronnielee

    I like your version of this style, how much fun and fantasy wearing this dress!! Amazing to come up with this colourful number instead of opting to go classic. Great insite!! Love it!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.49 PMby Tokie Ang

    fabulous!! u r so great put the comic star on the dress!! :D so lovely!! :D

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    Jun 15, 2011, 05.21 PMby loyl8

    soooo fun and adoable and your lady dragon vivienne westwood melissa peep toes in love!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 02.11 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    oh. oh my god. you are fabulous.

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    Jun 15, 2011, 12.06 PMby Tata O

    love it

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    Jun 15, 2011, 11.59 AMby Priscilla Folley

    I was going to mention your Melissa!!! Being Brazilian, I always focus on Brazilian items on pictures I see. I think your project is super fun and it’s always cool to read the things you write. You seem to be a funny girl. Keep up the good work!

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      Jun 15, 2011, 12.18 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      haha i would move to brazil purely for these shoes.! thanks for you’re lovely words :-)

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    Jun 15, 2011, 11.58 AMby gralo

    too much FUN!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.25 AMby ajtak7171

    LOVE IT! Don’t grow up yet, please! Why should you? It’s perfect.

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.01 AMby tungufoss

    Nice touch with the matching hairpin! Love the entire look. :)

    P.S. Please don’t grow up, being a perpetual kid is much more fun!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.39 AMby carolyn-s

    Wow! You are so inspiring! What a fun dress, and I love how you took the Japanese design and made it up with anime fabric; that is sooooo Harajuku!! I love it!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.00 AMby heyarnold

    Love it! Such a creative piece!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 07.52 AMby Monjio

    Very nice! I love the fabric you used!

    (I have been eyeing the very same book for months now!)

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    Jun 15, 2011, 07.35 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow, what a visual ‘knock out’!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 07.34 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    la la love it!!!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 06.48 AMby groovymama

    Ruffles – you are the best!!! This is about the coolest dress ever. (Think I might have to make myself a Star Wars dress now. The best part would be to see the look on my boys faces!)

    Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.

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      Jun 15, 2011, 12.19 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      yeah, hopefully i pick up some super cute geeky boy when i wear this dancing :p
      one can only hope

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      Jun 15, 2011, 12.20 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      p.s. your like the most kick ass mum. i think you deserve a star wars dress and would totally rock it!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 05.25 AMby grafiketgrafok

    LOVE LOVE!!! ♥ That’ a real fun project!!! Oh you make me want to make dresses outta sheets!!! :) Haha! Really love that dress, very fun and clever!

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