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Light Blue Dress

Added Mar 29, 2011

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I used the retro Butterick 5209 pattern. I used a light blue chiffon fabric that I got at Wal-mart for $1 a yard! I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out, I might make another one, but just with an open back next time. I hope you like it. :)

Material Notes

Chiffon, inviable zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Geek, Grunge, Punk

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    Jun 19, 2011, 04.30 PMby helenadoll

    so lovely, VERY alice in wonderland :)

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    May 5, 2011, 08.18 PMby liliarike

    wow! very very beautiful!

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    May 5, 2011, 05.11 PMby shelley .

    That dress is wonderful

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    May 5, 2011, 01.16 PMby agy

    A real beauty – you and the dress!

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    May 5, 2011, 01.46 AMby lizajane09

    Gorgeous. And the photos are spectacular as always.

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    May 4, 2011, 05.37 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Pretty….for those of you intimidated by sewing chiffon, don’t be! Use a spray stabilizer like Sullivan’s to temporarily stiffen your fabric so that it’s almost feels and acts like a heavyweight cotton…temporarily. Wash it out…badadump, normal chiffon again!

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      May 4, 2011, 09.46 PMby amandapandamo

      Great idea! i never know how to finish edge seams though- it always gets sucked into the machine…and gets stringy after washing

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      May 4, 2011, 11.57 PMby rifka

      Great advice! Never even crossed my mind. Thanks.

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      May 6, 2011, 01.10 PMby melonhead

      Wow I’ve never even thought about that. I’ll have to give it ago. :)

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    May 4, 2011, 03.47 PMby cooi

    Wow the field you are in a very eerie. Kinda reminds me of the new Alice in Wonderland for some reason.

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    May 4, 2011, 03.44 PMby postmodest

    Beautiful! and I looove these photos! <3

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    Apr 30, 2011, 02.18 PMby VintageFusion

    oh i so wish there was somewhere that sold cheap fabric here :( love the dress by the way so cute will wait for a sale on butterick patterns and give it a go

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      May 6, 2011, 01.12 PMby melonhead

      Aw thanks you! Yes it’s such a fun and easy pattern. I’ve made two other dresses from it I like it so much. Definitely recommend it! :)

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    Apr 4, 2011, 07.23 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Very sweet and the photos are stunning.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 01.27 AMby SewnLovely

    Perfect was the first word that came to mind, then magical. I love it : ]

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    Apr 2, 2011, 02.34 AMby melonhead

    Thank you everyone for such kind words! :)

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    Apr 1, 2011, 09.53 AMby louisebarbara

    beautiful dress, the colour is perfect.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 02.31 PMby wonderlandalys

    So pretty! And what lovely photos! Really beautiful. Well done.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 03.15 PMby pampula

    oh what a beautiful and magical dress! you look like a fairy in those photos:)

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    Mar 30, 2011, 02.04 PMby prairieponygirl

    Look gorgeous. As always. :)

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    Mar 30, 2011, 01.51 PMby leashbean

    the dress, the hair and the pictures remind me of florence and the machine! so pretty!!!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 10.02 PMby bekaem

    You should make another one, even if it was just to take more of those beautiful pictures.

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      Mar 30, 2011, 01.22 AMby melonhead

      Aw thank you!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 07.09 PMby turtlegirl00

    GORGEOUS!!! i can’t believe you found fabric for a buck!! Our walmart removed their fabric section… Dress and photos are GREAT! Way to go!

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      Mar 30, 2011, 01.22 AMby melonhead

      Aw thank you!! I know they were talking about removing mine too, but then they decided not too…I was so glad!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 07.06 PMby charlotteauzou

    I love the pictures ! And the dress :D

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    Mar 29, 2011, 06.05 PMby emilysmithpearce

    This is so cool. The photography is also excellent.

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    Mar 29, 2011, 04.41 PMby frankiesoup

    Wow! That’s so pretty! It looks cold where you are though!

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    Mar 29, 2011, 04.13 PMby carottesauvage

    So cute an ethereal! The sky and earth collide …nice contrast

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    Mar 29, 2011, 03.58 PMby dottty

    I do like it, its lovely :)x

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    Mar 29, 2011, 03.55 PMby msgems

    Gorgeous as ever!! Nice one pickle.

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      Mar 29, 2011, 04.21 PMby melonhead

      Aw thanks buddy!! :D

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