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Life As We Know It

Added Apr 3, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






The fabric is beautiful and the design includes some of the most vintage & delightful scenes such as people performing a variety of chores including a woman washing clothes near a creek, people relaxing in the countryside, mother and child feeding the chickens, there are donkeys, sheep, birds, and many details-too many to list!

I didn’t want to put too many seams in the fabric so I opt for a simple style with an inverted front pleat that emphasizes the lovely look. The dress has front and back yoke that is trimmed with brown trimmings. Due to the plain cut the dress is not too dressy for day wear. It is completely lined with cream taffeta with an invisible zipper at back.

The inspiration comes from burdafashion July 2008. I modified it to make it more fitting and added two standing collar that is strategically place at the front with round edges and at the back with square edge.

I love the look and was proud to wear the fabric for what it represents.

Material Notes

1 1/2 yd cotton




Garment Type

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    Apr 6, 2013, 08.45 AMby Inga 888

    This dress fits you perfect! Nice neck detail too :)

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      Apr 11, 2013, 05.07 PMby kisses

      Thank You :-) The neckline is what gives it the added edge

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    Apr 3, 2013, 02.00 PMby liliv-1

    pretty and unique dress kisses!

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      Apr 3, 2013, 09.03 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv-1! :-) I like fabrics that are unique and will complement my complexion.

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    Apr 3, 2013, 01.07 PMby sewingfan1

    Really gorgeous! Love the fabric.

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    Apr 3, 2013, 08.35 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress, it looks realy good on you!

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    Apr 3, 2013, 07.12 AMby Mary Athey

    What a fabulous dress. The fabrics fab and very vintage looking and you used it perfectly. I love the neckline, the collars great and the edging is superb. Another lovely dress kisses x

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      Apr 4, 2013, 12.54 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary! :-) I love fabrics like these that are very unusual. I really think I choose and excellent style to carry it off.

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