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LiL Sunshine Dress

Added Jun 17, 2010

by michelle ><...

Kapaa, United St...






This dress is a birthday present for my 3rd daughter. I have wanted to make this dress for a long time after I saw one like it in an Anthropologie Catalog. Not being able to afford everything I’d like has really helped me be creative. So from looking at the picture in the catalog and using an old 1981 Simplicity Pattern (5117) as a guide this is what I got. I’m happy with it and most importantly my daughter loves it. Not to sure about the picture taking, she didn’t love that.

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Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Other

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    Jun 20, 2010, 02.54 AMby metropolitanfrock

    The dress is really lovely. I found the pattern on Etsy for a great price at ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/41472903/50-percent-sale-vintage-simplicity-no ) if anyone would like it.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 02.11 PMby tamezdc

    This dress is absolutely pretty.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 02.30 AMby howjoyful

    Loved the dress! =)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 09.03 PMby Natalia *

    So pretty.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 05.09 PMby gray

    Your daughter is sooooo lucky!! I would love a dress like this… and I doubt I could sew one like this just yet!! Wonderfull. Love all the details!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.55 PMby sandoz18

    Sooo pretty and age appropriate! I love the color choice.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.45 PMby Laura Bolčina

    Gorgeous, I love the colour and frills make the dress so romantic.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.41 PMby Rachel Parish

    this dress is amazing!!! i can’t afford anthropologie either, but this looks like you bought it there. =)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.34 PMby rifka

    Really pretty. The detailing is fantastic and your daughter is so very beautiful.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.32 PMby tinybows

    that is absolutely gorgeous! and the photos are amazing!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 02.45 PMby mandrych

    What a beautiful dress. you can see the love!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 02.26 PMby amazingorangeness

    What a beautiful dress! I wish I could persuade my mom to make me one :)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.38 PMby brenda42

    This dress is stunningly beautiful – ruffled goodness without being overdone. Love the wide belt, color, EVERYTHING :-)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.35 PMby sands215

    Gorgeous (both the dress & your daughter)!!! I love girlie dresses with ruffles, so this one is right up my alley (but I suspect it’s going to be a while ’til I can make something like this). The photos are fabulous too. Congrats!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.02 PMby sewella

    I love your dress!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 12.45 PMby Lisette O

    What a pretty dress! I wish my mom would sew me ruffly dresses.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 10.01 AMby wishofhappiness

    This is gorgeous! It reminds me of the beauty of summer! So pretty with a vintage touch!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 09.29 AMby raving

    Amazing, I’m in love with it! The pictures are wonderful and all the details are stunning. I’m greatly envious of your daughter ;)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 08.23 AMby kihli

    Wonderful dress, the colour suits her so well! And I like the pictures, too!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 06.55 AMby sabzarap

    The dress looks wonderfull and your daugther too! It is really amazing, one could think, you bought the dress in a shop ;O)

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