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Added Feb 17, 2010

by pixelink

Hobart, Australia






This is my birthday treat!! The pattern was bought 1 year ago (again for my birthday) and this year for my birthday I splashed out and finally bought the fabric. The Simplicity pattern is from the seventies and was size 12, so firstly I altered the pattern to my measurements. I bought the end of the roll and only had 2m to work with, so have shortened the sleeves and hem, didn’t have enough for the tie belt. It’s lined at the bodice and skirt and has 3 buttons to fasten. I love this dress, so practical and will see myself making many more.

Material Notes

faille and cotton lining, 3 buttons, hook & eyes




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Vintage

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.44 PMby frkbustad

    Very nice! The buttons are really a great detail, and I also like your alterations (i.e. sleeve and dress length).

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      Feb 17, 2010, 08.49 PMby pixelink

      Thank you. I’ve worn wrap skirts/dresses in the past and there’s nothing worse than having a wind-blown skirt flapping everywhere, so buttons were the answer!!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.22 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s so fantastic! I love how you were able find fabric similiar to the fabric on the pattern photo! Brilliant! Beautifully done and Happy Birthday!

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 17, 2010, 08.45 PMby pixelink

      I was pretty surprised when I came home with the fabric, I guess the memory of the cover was well planted on my mind after fantasizing over this pattern for 1 long year!! THANKS HEAPS.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 12.08 PMby sandoz18

    Am thinking to make a dress like this, especially after seeing how great yours looks. Love the fabric too!

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 17, 2010, 08.38 PMby pixelink

      Go for it!! Thanks ;-)

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    Feb 17, 2010, 10.03 AMby anajan

    Nice alterations! Looove the fabric.

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 17, 2010, 08.36 PMby pixelink

      THANKS ;-)

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.32 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    I have just bought the same pattern. I love your dress – the 3/4 sleve works really well!

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 17, 2010, 08.36 PMby pixelink

      I bought my pattern online, think I spent too much, but then I will end up making many more as it’s a great style. Good luck with your dress.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.28 AMby susanne2011

    Very nice. I actually really like the 3/4 sleeves, way better than the original I think! You did a great job.

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 17, 2010, 08.33 PMby pixelink

      thanks for the feedback ;-)

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.22 AMby barbaraagatha

    Happy birthday; and I actually think the dress looks better with the thin tan belt (tin-tan-belt say it fast 3 times). Great fabric! I often find myself creatively altering patterns to suit my fabric :(

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      Feb 17, 2010, 08.29 PMby pixelink

      haha…my tongues in a twist after that one!! THANKS

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.23 AMby stefanisarah

    happy birthday and congratulations on your new dress. the fabric is fantastic and really resembles the one on the pattern envelope.

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    • Pixeforburda_large

      Feb 17, 2010, 07.29 AMby pixelink

      Thank you. Subconsciously I must’ve had that pattern cover on my mind the whole time at the fabric store!!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 03.38 AMby yesicap416


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      Feb 17, 2010, 07.30 AMby pixelink

      Thanks heaps ;-)

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