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Magnolia Dress

Added Apr 27, 2011

by liliashp

Millburn, New Je...






This little number was inspired after first glance of this mini boden dress. The construction is pretty simple with an a-line cut and lots of pleats around the neck. The inside is fully lined, and there is a zipper on the back. I had some light weight twill on hand and put it together last minute after I dyed the twill with some red Rit dye. I was very thankful to find many great resources on fabric dyeing- it is a really easy process, and the fabrics I have experimented on have turned out well.
Although I tried to encourage my daughter to keep her new dress clean, I think it made me cringe a little less knowing the supplies cost me about $7 to make it. By the end of the day it was covered in everything she came in contact with.

Material Notes

1 yard twill, 1 yard muslin lining, 7" invisible zipper, 2" yard trim




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Apr 30, 2011, 09.29 PMby rena-1

    Cool! Your design is so much better than an inspiration!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 06.59 AMby loulourosa

    What a sweet little dress, and a sweet little girl too. And yes, children have problems with keeping their clothes clean,….after you’ve done all this work! I do it the old fashioned way, my daughter has clothes for weekdays and sundays, in that way we can go somewhere on sundays in clothes that aren’t full of jam, mud, gras, chocolate or paint stains.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.03 AMby gaviccaabri

    Way too cute!! (SHHH!!! don’t tell anyone…well do, OF COURSE DO: yours is a lot better than Bondens) =D

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    Apr 27, 2011, 02.17 AMby otrotamal

    so sweet! the trim makes it extra special and unique.

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