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leaf + acorn tie front dress

Added Feb 19, 2010

by grainline

Chicago, Illinoi...






This dress is styled after a quite famous Mociun dress that I couldn’t afford but wanted to wear to a wedding. Instead I made this similar one with fabric from, you guessed it, IKEA! I need to relax on their fabrics.


Material Notes

Cotton, thread, hook and eye




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    Apr 28, 2010, 06.04 PMby dlb323

    Beautiful! I love IKEA fabrics too!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 10.51 AMby revue

    How inspiring! Good for you, grainline, you productive rabbit! The fabric is really, really lovely too. Go IKEA!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 09.20 PMby emilie6709

    Very very cute and it looks great on you!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 08.32 PMby marinaglory

    This style is so cute- the tie is perfect! I love IKEA fabrics, I have a stash of canvas-y fabric in my room patiently waiting to be transformed into bags (who knows when that will happen haha)

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      Feb 20, 2010, 08.54 PMby grainline

      Oh, I’ve never seen canvas-y ones at my IKEA! The bags sound wonderful.

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    Feb 20, 2010, 05.21 PMby grainline

    Thanks everyone!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 05.52 AMby lilybart

    How gorgeous! hehe I have also semi-knocked off that Mociun dress. Love the fabric!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 05.13 AMby Natalia *

    Really cute dress, and there is nothing wrong with Ikea fabrics. They’re fantastic. Just wondering how you got such a perfectly straight (and narrow) seam on the armholes -did you use a particular presser foot? I can never get my hemlines straight, so Im just curious -perhaps all it is, is practice.

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      Feb 20, 2010, 05.29 PMby grainline

      Oh, I totally love IKEA fabrics, but I’m at a weird point where people are asking me, “is that fabric from IKEA also?” so it’s time for a break for me.

      As for the seams, the stitching line closest to the armhole is where I understitched the seam allowance to the bias strip facing, and the seam further in is just topstitching along the edge of the bias strip. No special foot used, I just used the 1/4" foot for my machine, but I started sewing 16 years ago and have a fashion design degree, so it’ll come with practice, don’t worry! If you have questions though, maybe I can help.

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    Feb 20, 2010, 02.36 AMby britynn89

    wow this is beautiful!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 02.17 AMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    i absolutely love this, it is wonderful.

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    Feb 20, 2010, 12.19 AMby aibby

    Nice dress Did you make the pattern yourself? I love Ikea fabrics too, they are great.

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      Feb 20, 2010, 05.22 PMby grainline

      I did make the pattern myself, but not the design.

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