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Mustard Seed

Added Jan 22, 2012

by Nickiejc

Angers, France






This dress was satisfying and easy to make and only took a day to finish ………………

Material Notes

This dress is made from a duvet cover that I haggled down to three euros at a car boot sale last summer!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Jan 23, 2012, 07.24 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    very nice dress! i love the material and the decoltee is beautiful!

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      Jan 23, 2012, 07.39 AMby Nickiejc

      Thanks! It was my second go at a sweetheart neckline…the first one was a bit pokey, I’ll have nailed it by number 6!!!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 11.32 PMby Kathy Williard

    What a great idea for fabric! I have purchased several Duvets over the years only to give them away when I changed my decor. I’ll not do that again!

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      Jan 23, 2012, 06.15 AMby Nickiejc

      Good! A duvet convert!! Try to get ones with the same material on the underside to max the value….kingsize ones are great for full circle skirts cut without a seam.

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    Jan 22, 2012, 11.26 PMby schnui

    Lovely dress and such pretty fabric.

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      Jan 23, 2012, 03.36 PMby Nickiejc

      Thank you!!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 10.37 PMby blueartisan

    Your haggling was worth it, very cute!

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      Jan 23, 2012, 03.35 PMby Nickiejc

      I don’t usual do it, I mean it was cheap to start with…I guess I was feeling feisty!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.54 PMby foursquarewalls

    I loooove this fabric. Blues and gold, my favorite! I would have thought this pattern would be too formal for me, but your version looks great with the shortened hem.

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      Jan 23, 2012, 06.11 AMby Nickiejc

      It is one of those split personality dresses that look one way off and totally different when on a real body!! It is quite a snug fit on me which makes the neckline less than formal!!!! You are right though, I didn’t like it with the longer skirt, it made it frumpy.

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.23 PMby sarscam1

    Also, the fabric is super cute, great score!

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      Jan 22, 2012, 08.38 PMby Nickiejc

      Thanks, it was touch and go though in the bargaining, as the store holder was hanging out for 4 euros so I played it cooL and victory was mine!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.21 PMby sarscam1

    Lovely! Did you use a pattern?

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      Jan 22, 2012, 08.36 PMby Nickiejc

      Yes! New Look 6723. I cut a good chunk off the hemline to make more knee lengthed.

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