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Natty's Red Dress

Added Mar 1, 2009

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I really like Maryy’s polka dress, so I made one for myself. I bought some adorable red fabric with little white polka dots and made up my own pattern. I’ve been afraid to try buttonholes, but I finally read about it in my sewing book and went for it. Turns out buttonholes aren’t too bad so now I can go button crazy with my projects! This dress buttons down the back and has elastic and darts at the bust to give it some shape.

Material Notes

Red cotton with white polka dots, buttons.




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    Jul 31, 2009, 07.26 AMby roxyl

    The colour is lovely and I really like that it’s button up at the back.

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    Jul 3, 2009, 11.17 PMby allaboutart

    This is so beautiful! The lines are so simple, but it looks great.

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    Apr 25, 2009, 10.14 AMby bakainc

    So beautiful and classic!

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    Mar 31, 2009, 10.13 AMby sweet-saboo

    so pretty! I love it!

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    Mar 17, 2009, 04.31 PMby lizzie225

    sweet! love the colour

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    Mar 2, 2009, 06.44 PMby jem1022

    super cute and chic at the same time

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    Mar 2, 2009, 04.43 PMby superjennylove

    super fabulous!

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    Mar 2, 2009, 09.13 AMby camg

    I LOVE IT! so cute!

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    Mar 2, 2009, 04.17 AMby dkocsis45

    You did a great job on this dress! It’s a very nice retro look!

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    Mar 2, 2009, 03.03 AMby zickzack

    Oh, I like this a lot! I hope my first buttonholes will look as good as yours, I’ll probably try it this week..

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    Mar 2, 2009, 02.36 AMby Jodi Wade

    I like I like I like!

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    Mar 2, 2009, 02.04 AMby karinswe

    This is sooo cute! like it! especially that the buttons go all the way down on back. good for you that you finally made friends with the machines “button hole maker function”!! i learned it recently too and it opened up a whole new brilliant world for me haha

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    Mar 1, 2009, 11.14 PMby vintageluvr

    This looks really cute on you! Good job! ;-)

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    Mar 1, 2009, 07.31 PMby sunnilj9

    So sixties! I love the vintage feel and look of this dress. Great job on the self-constructed pattern!

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    Mar 1, 2009, 07.23 PMby sweetlatingirl

    Is a very lovely dress I would be great for a Sunday brunch with all my girls!!

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    Mar 1, 2009, 06.40 PMby wendyxo

    This is georgeous. Nice work.

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    Mar 1, 2009, 06.24 PMby juliesydney

    Love it. i have some polka dot fabric I want to use too and was waiting for a good pattern… might do like you and make my own! I like the button holes too… Buttons are great!

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