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My Sweet Bow Dress

Added Mar 15, 2012

by Cynthia Froman

Portland, Oregon...






I made Simplicity 2444 with some cute Marc Jacobs’ bow print cotton lawn. I wanted to make a cute retro dress, and I think I’ve succeeded. The inside is finished with either french seams or bias binding for a tidy appearance on the inside as well as the outside. More photos and details can be found on my blog DapperDuds

Material Notes

Cotton lawn fabric, lace hem tape, 1/4" single-fold bias binding, invisible zipper and thread (obvs)




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Vintage

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    Mar 18, 2012, 03.36 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    I want it! The fabric is so adorable and I’m really impressed with the finishing.

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    Mar 16, 2012, 03.07 PMby groovymama

    So beautiful!

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    Mar 16, 2012, 09.30 AMby infinite-plus-one

    it looks great on you (: and i really love this!

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    Mar 16, 2012, 02.35 AMby tiffa34


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    Mar 16, 2012, 02.15 AMby erica-penton

    So jealous about this fabric! Well done! I love that pattern.

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    Mar 16, 2012, 02.10 AMby jodieclark

    Love this! Nice work.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 11.43 PMby jdp136

    so adorable!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 09.26 PMby step-van-b

    This is the cutest dress I have seen in a very long while! Love it!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 04.01 PMby jenniferose7

    Love it, love it, love it! I am so jealous of your patience for seam binding! It’s a great touch.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 03.31 PMby Binita Shrestha

    So pretty and I love the French seams! Great job!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 02.27 PMby HeidiN

    This is just so beautiful!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 01.19 PMby jadealamode

    Very cute indeed!! And it has pockets that’s so awesome!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 01.06 PMby efh1687

    absolutely love this! good job channeling zooey deschanel :) where did you find this fabric?

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    Mar 15, 2012, 11.46 AMby suzisew

    Gorgeous! The finish is just perfect.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 09.49 AMby frkbustad

    It’s lovely! Very cute fabric, and it goes so well with the cute and feminine shape of the dress. And those shoes… great outfit!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 09.24 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    That’s really cute, love the fabric!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 09.20 AMby merche

    I love everything about your dress, and I´m impressed with the finish. So profesional!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 04.45 AMby redredhoodie

    This is such a great dress. The fabric is a stunner. How did you get it?

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      Mar 15, 2012, 05.38 AMby Cynthia Froman

      It was on sale at my local fabric shop, just $8 a yard.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 03.47 AMby schnui

    I am so impressed with your inside finish more than anything. Many years ago at school, my sewing teacher use to preach at the front of the class and say that a garment must look as good on the inside as the outside. You have just proven her theory correct-you would have been her pet student. Well done on such a lovely dress, inside and outside.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 02.36 AMby kaithladios

    Pretty pretty fabric and dress!! <3

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    Mar 15, 2012, 01.40 AMby Priscilla Folley

    Super cute dress and amazing finishing! Good work!

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