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lilac rose dress

Added Jul 19, 2011

by melongrowergirl

Vienna, Austria






I learned a lot (technics) by sewing this dress, but I didn’t like the idea of this special zipper so I just used a normal one.
I worked through the pattern as told. Just had take in the shoulders, but it’s my usual matter with being to short in the upper body.
I’m happy how it turned out, it fits good but it’s more classic than I wanted, I just wanted a simple romantic summer dress. Anyway, now I can use this dress for a wedding where I’m invited.
Added a fabric belt for waist definition.

Material Notes

cotton, lining fabric, normal zipper,




Garment Type

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    Nov 25, 2011, 07.54 PMby zenica

    Love this dress and the “classic” look! Did you get invited to a wedding in the end? ;-)

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      Nov 26, 2011, 08.26 AMby melongrowergirl

      Thank you!
      Yes, I wore it in summer to a wedding, and some other festive occasions.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 02.05 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    you look just lovely :)

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    Jul 23, 2011, 04.50 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Very pretty! Isn’t it aggravating that even when patterns claim they are for petites that the shoulders need altering? And sometimes taking in the shoulders changes the shape of the neck. This one looks just right!

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      Jul 23, 2011, 05.30 PMby melongrowergirl

      Yes, indeed, I always have problems with too long shoulders, even in shops I can’t buy dresses because it doesn’t fit on the shoulder part.
      But that’s a reason I like sewing – you create selfe & you can rework things when it’s needed! :-)
      Since now I didn’t had problems with changes in the shape, but thats always the reason I don’t buy a not perfect fitting dress – when it’s not selfmade altering is hard and brings to much changes to the shape, . . .

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    Jul 20, 2011, 09.37 AMby kelerabeus

    It’s really pretty and feminine, and a sash tie is lovely detail! Beautiful job :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 03.37 AMby poppykettle

    Gorgeous on you and fits like a dream. Lovely!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 01.03 AMby daysofcolor

    this is just lovely—great job!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.52 PMby scruffybadger

    Really pretty dress

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