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Meet me in forest

Added Feb 5, 2011

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






I’ve been working on this edvardian inspired velvet dress for a pretty long time, and I’m happy that it’s finally finished! I had few troubles with the pleats and the sleeves, that I actually had to remove and remake once, but I’m pretty happy with the result:) My friend Noora took these photos in a tiny forest near us, and it was freezing!

Material Notes

Velvet, lace collar, buttons




Garment Type

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    Jul 24, 2012, 11.32 AMby picklelilly

    Oh, how lovely! I’ve thought of doing something similar myself lately, but I’ve never gotten to it. I’m inspired to find some nice, soft, emerald green velvet now and get started. Did you crochet the collar yourself?

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      Jul 30, 2012, 04.01 PMby pampula

      thank you so much! And didn’t crochet the collar myself, I bought it from a recycling center.

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    Jun 9, 2011, 01.17 PMby raving

    Lovely, the colour is fantastic. Overall, a perfect dress! Also, the photos are great!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 04.57 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much! It feels so funny to look these photos now as it’s 30 celcius-degrees hot here at this moment;)

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    Apr 20, 2011, 07.14 AMby debbie777

    Beautiful! It sure does look very cold there!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 08.46 AMby flowergirl22

    I love the fabric,, great collour

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    Mar 15, 2011, 10.32 AMby Holy Button Glory

    I really like your delicate style. make me wanna visit finland! You make reconsider my dislike of velvet dresses…

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      Mar 16, 2011, 11.39 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much! Although Finland is quite small and isolated country, you can find some really beautiful things and inspiration here, especially from the nature:)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 08.33 PMby pampula

    Thanks for your lovely comments!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.33 PMby aur0ra

    Beautiful dress. I love your choices of color and material, and the pictures are very nice.

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    Feb 8, 2011, 03.19 AMby missdandy

    This is gorgeous…the collar is amazing! Lovely photos, too!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 07.54 PMby Judy Garland

    I just love this dress!

    Wish I could make something similar myself : )

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    Feb 7, 2011, 06.05 PMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful! This lace collar makes it even more special!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 05.02 AMby Eva Fisher

    This is gorgeous!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 02.29 AMby woman

    ohhh you look like you jumped out of one of my favourite enid blyton books! <3 lovely! and the lace/crochet collar works so well with the moss green of the velvet.. suits you perfect! may i know what pattern did you use for this? :D

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      Feb 7, 2011, 08.36 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much, this made me very happy!:) And how fun that I and my dress remind you of some caracter from a book!! (must google the writer’s books, hehe:D ) As for the pattern, I dreafted it myself:)

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    Feb 6, 2011, 10.15 PMby tilly-vanilly

    This is absolutely stunning.

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    Feb 6, 2011, 09.29 PMby sarsaparilla

    Very nice! The lace collar looks wonderful with the green velvet :)

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    Feb 6, 2011, 06.46 PMby irmchen

    Excellent! So special and wonderful… love the pics!

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      Feb 6, 2011, 08.38 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much!:)

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