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linen floral dress

Added Jul 26, 2012

by auriel

Colorado Springs...






sweetheart princess seam bodice, pattern matched at center front and somewhat matched at center back; pattern placed to emphasize sweetheart shape
self drafted a-line skirt
straps made from double fold bias strips and edgestitched because I’m lazy and don’t have a turner; sewn between shell and lining, then super secured to lining with a zigzag stitch for durability.
bodice was fitted by using the cotton lining for the muslin (I thought that was rather genius), all hand basted together during fitting as I was at school and away from a machine. cut a size “39” from the pattern but took out a full inch of ease to fit better and match the skirt waist measurement.
closes with left side invisible zip that was put in with a regular zipper foot, but is perfectly hidden.
hem was hand-stitched to the lining.
all seam allowances were serged for durability.
I made this to attend a wedding, and while there are some slight wrinkles on the bodice sides that I think could have been fixed with some light boning, I wasn’t really willing to put in the extra work to do that. Overall I’m very happy with the fit.

Material Notes

self 100% linen
fully lined 100% cotton batiste




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Cotton, Linen

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    Mar 4, 2013, 10.00 AMby lelie

    Very pretty dress!!!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 06.20 PMby Jelena Mitic

    Beautiful cut and great material!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 07.55 AMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress and fabric x

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    Jul 26, 2012, 07.26 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Really pretty, love the fabric!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 04.54 AMby mojo elgin

    Nice job! Good idea—-using the lining as a muslin.

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