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Lady On Guard

Added May 8, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






I had so much fun making this dress. I was so pleased with the way it was turning out, that had my husband not insisted I stop for the night, I think I would of sewn into the morning. I used a Simplicity pattern (2403), which was so similar to another Simplicity pattern I used just recently that I was able to sail through it easily.

The bodice is made with a quilting cotton. I know it’s not the best for garments, but the print was so cute I couldn’t resist. Skirt is a Pendleton wool and lined with red satin. Added some bias tape to the ruffle as well.

Material Notes

Quilting Cotton Guard Print, Pendleton Wool, Satin




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Mod
Cotton, Satin, Wool

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    Jun 28, 2010, 01.24 AMby mischi

    How adorable! I’m in love!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.37 PMby tinybows

    I will be having dreams of this dress tonight. <3

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    Jun 9, 2010, 02.07 PMby sewbelfast

    Love love love this! the soldier print is darling-well done you!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.25 AMby kelepso

    So clever and unique!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.50 AMby jazzyka

    Excellent ! Bravo

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.50 AMby jazzyka

    Excellent ! Bravo

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.50 AMby jazzyka

    Excellent ! Bravo

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.50 AMby jazzyka

    Excellent ! Bravo

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    May 17, 2010, 08.28 PMby pixelink

    Striking combination of colour and print!

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    May 12, 2010, 09.29 PMby saxsilverain

    love the pattern of the quilting fabric!! and love the whole dress, it’s adorable! well done! :)

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    May 12, 2010, 01.53 PMby fairyprincess

    Divine creation, I must say… and I love the guard print!

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    May 12, 2010, 08.04 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    That print is way too cute for just little quilting squares, I love how playful this dress is with fabric combination and ruffles.

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    May 12, 2010, 07.22 AMby frankiesoup

    I just love this! Smart and chic as well as fun – you could sell this in a designer store and it would be snapped up in seconds for hundreds, I’m sure :)

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    May 12, 2010, 03.38 AMby littlecottondresses

    What a fun dress! Love the bodice fabric and the whole color combo… great job!

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    May 11, 2010, 06.49 AMby maatranut

    Es genial!!!

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    May 11, 2010, 04.48 AMby jukimoosegirl

    amazing… all i can say… I always judge my own work based on whether I think I would stop and look at my item in a boutique somewhere… and your dress would make me stop, look and purchase!

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    May 10, 2010, 11.34 PMby laurwyn

    Lovely! The fabric is perfect! And the handwork is gorgeous to!

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    May 10, 2010, 06.17 PMby assets

    Excellent so well made. I love it

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    May 10, 2010, 05.46 PMby gray

    It is so cute. Cute, cute cute!! Love it!!

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    May 10, 2010, 05.43 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s simply criminal how insanely cute this dress is! I love the colors and fabrics you picked out! So so sweet! You have such great style and perfect quirkiness. I love it!

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    May 10, 2010, 12.36 PMby anajan

    Oh, this dress is so cute! I am usually not a ruffle type of girl, but the contrasting biasing adds a nice touch to it.

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    May 9, 2010, 06.25 PMby vermilionsands

    Amazing dress! I love the soldier’s print — what is it called? Also, is this the Simplicity 2403 dress? Thanks! x

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    May 9, 2010, 06.24 PMby vermilionsands

    Amazing dress! I love the soldiers — what is the print called? Is this the Simplicity 2403 dress (you’ve written 2404, but it looks like the 2403!)

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      May 10, 2010, 03.06 AMby rifka

      The print is called England. Selvage reads Aunt Grace " Friends Around the World" Judie Rothermel for Marcus Bro. 2005.

      It is 2403! Glad you caught that, I’ll make the edit.

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    May 9, 2010, 03.05 PMby sewenggirl88

    i really like the fabric choice on top! it doesn’t even look like little solders until you get closer

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    May 9, 2010, 11.06 AMby sittaholi

    Perfect dress! I love how brave you are with fabric.

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    May 9, 2010, 10.45 AMby candyjoyce

    Brilliant, I love everything about it!

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    May 9, 2010, 10.44 AMby aggelicat .)

    amazing dress and beautiful combination of fabric and colours!!!!

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    May 9, 2010, 04.00 AMby ladysophie

    Oh that is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! great job!

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    May 9, 2010, 12.34 AMby deedee7

    this is really cute! You did a great job with the ruffles, and I really like the print! It’s adorable. :)

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    May 9, 2010, 12.32 AMby rissec

    this is really cutesy it looks so nice i love the print on the top

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