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My Atomic Dress

Added Aug 8, 2013

by thewallinna

Dublin , Ireland






I was so in love with this pattern that I decided to make a second dress from it.

This dress took me five days (or rather, evenings after work) to sew because of the amount of hand-work: the lining and zipper were attached entirely by hand.

There are a few interesting details about this dress. The dress is un-hemmed because it is finished with the selvage, and so there is a minimum risk of fraying. Interestingly, each panel was printed on crosswise grain and so I cut it this way.

You can read more on my blog

Material Notes

1.3m cotton




Garment Type

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    Oct 9, 2013, 10.05 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is a great dress and fabulous fabric! I can see you have an eye for special and fun fabric :)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.36 PMby Animada--

    Love the result, absolutely fab fabric!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 01.10 PMby thewallinna

      Thank! It was a cool find indeed :)

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    Aug 11, 2013, 11.12 PMby barmaglot

    What a print!!!! Absolutely love it!

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    Aug 10, 2013, 06.20 PMby kstyled

    That print is AWESOME !!!! GREAT CHOICE !!!

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    Aug 9, 2013, 04.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    For such print it is the best pattern.

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    Aug 9, 2013, 03.01 PMby flowergirl22

    I can see why you fell for the design,, it is nice, especially with the oposite pattern, lovely in thes colour to,,

    did you purchase the fabric with this design?

    or designed it yourself?

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      Aug 9, 2013, 04.36 PMby thewallinna

      The fabric had print on it when I bought it :-)

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    Aug 8, 2013, 06.59 PMby Bbtiny

    This is a great pattern and this beautiful and very intersting fabric fits perfectly to it. I love it!

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    Aug 8, 2013, 03.04 PMby RedDynamica

    extremely nice!

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    Aug 8, 2013, 11.56 AMby briyell

    I love that fabric! The cut of the dress is so simple yet elegant. Very nice :)

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      Aug 8, 2013, 12.06 PMby thewallinna

      Thanks a lot!
      P.S. Your golden gown is OMG!

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    Aug 8, 2013, 11.43 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress and fabulous fabric. this is lovely on you.i love your photos and blog ss well. and yes i have made more than one dress and top from a favourite pattern. the most so far is three dresses and six tops lol x

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