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Liberty Art Summer Frocks

Added Jun 27, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Alison and her niece Louisa had a ball posing in their summer dresses— and we bet many mothers out there may agree that it’s pretty tough to capture a photograph of a 1 1/2 year-old who is constantly on the move! There was a lot of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” being sung to get Lulu to pause, but the dress fit like a dream (we used the smallest size) and works well with brightly colored bloomers.

The gorgeous printed cotton is Kaffe Fassett for Liberty Art Fabrics. We’re in love!

Material Notes

Women’s Dress: Cotton, 145 cm (57 in) wide: 1.20 m (1 3/8 yds) for all sizes. Lining fabric, 140 cm (55 in) wide: 0.50 m (5/8 yd). 1 invisible zip, 60 cm (24 ins) long.

Girl’s Dress: Cotton: 145 cm (57 in) wide 0.95 – 1.00 – 1.00 – 1.05 – 1.05 m (1 1/8 – 1 1/8 – 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 – 1 1/4 yds).




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Blends

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    Jul 10, 2011, 12.30 PMby adriennee

    I’ve bought the pattern and have some perfect cotton fabric, but as the pattern says it is designed for a knit fabric, is there anything different about making it in woven fabric?

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      Aug 17, 2011, 03.13 PMby alisondahl

      Hi there, It did not make a difference actually, but if you’re nervous about cutting into it, you could add some ease. Apologies for the untimely response!

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    Jul 5, 2011, 01.26 PMby marabelle

    so cute, I would love to do this little dress for my little Solène who is 16 months….

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    Jul 1, 2011, 11.11 AMby iin

    love the chosen fabric,they are gorgeous.

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.14 AMby heatherrique

    Such adorable gals, especially the little one!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 05.41 PMby Tokie Ang

    woww they both looks lovely!! :D

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    Jun 29, 2011, 04.03 PMby likejersey

    Baby clothes really do take such a tiny bit of fabric. I want to make matching outfits for myself and my niece, but I don’t want my sister to think i’m crazy.

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      Jun 29, 2011, 05.46 PMby alisondahl

      My sister was like “where’s my dress!” I like to pretend she’s mine. You should do it, even just for the photos!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 06.28 PMby dnembhard

    I’ve been wanting to make “auntie and niece” projects for a while. Thanks for the great inspiration and pictures!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 01.15 PMby emilypeace

    Those are so cute! I just bought some Kaffe Fassett fabric and it is my new favorite!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 08.39 AMby ichigogirl

    Adorable! Both dresses are super-cute and the fabrics are wonderful. Nieces are a treat and I love how you found bluebells for the photoshoot!

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      Jun 28, 2011, 02.11 PMby alisondahl

      When I was younger my first doll was named Bluebell, I wanted that to be my name too! My mom takes the credit for having planted those in her garden ;)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 10.36 PMby lazyjaneallthetime

    Really lovely! I’ve got a tiny neice who’d look sweet in a dress like that!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.17 PMby freakusbzzz

    The blue fabric is mindblowing.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.17 PMby friedi

    I’m so in love with Kaffe Fassett fabrics for 4 months or so now… Very my taste.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.06 PMby lovekreatiw

    very cute!!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 08.38 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I wish I could find fabrics like this at my local fabric stores- grrr.

    Beautiful dresses!

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      Jun 28, 2011, 01.20 PMby emilypeace

      I have this same problem! I’m trying out online fabric shopping, so much variety!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 07.42 PMby Stitchgirl78

    Cute! Love the fabrics.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 07.15 PMby stefanika

    Very nice:)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 05.27 PMby daughterfish

    These dresses are super cute! Love how the colors and patterns of each compliment the other.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 03.37 PMby carottesauvage

    Ccuuuute! I like the presentation on the washing line!

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