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Novel-Cover Dress

Added Aug 8, 2012

by melissaormonde

Arroyo Grande, C...






I was inspired to make this dress by a 1950’s novel I came across at work. The woman on the cover had the cutest dress (see picture) and I decided to try to re-create it!

The dress ended up being a sort of mish-mash of a couple of different patterns and then my own “free-handing” on the trim and the belt. The fabric is just a regular cotton broadcloth and I used some purchased white bias tape for the trim. It’s not lined (but I probably should have lined it!).

You can check out my post for this project on my blog, Scavenger Hunt, at: http://scavengerhunttheblog.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Cotton broadcloth, purchased bias tape




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Aug 27, 2012, 02.39 PMby Craftimommi

    Lovely! The colour is perfect for you

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    Aug 14, 2012, 02.12 AMby kess

    I love this! It’s so beautiful and flattering! how did you attach the binding to the dress? topstitch it? (hehe I already asked this about you this in the french inspired dress too!)

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      Aug 15, 2012, 01.51 AMby melissaormonde

      Yep, I just topstiched it on!

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    Aug 11, 2012, 12.02 AMby melissaormonde

    Thank you all for the nice comments!

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    Aug 10, 2012, 07.11 PMby taketina

    It looks so nice! And all these great looking details … fabulous!

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    Aug 9, 2012, 05.31 PMby everfive

    I really love this, it looks wonderful on you!

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    Aug 9, 2012, 02.12 PMby MusterSchnittchen

    Lovely! What a cute dress. You look great in it!

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    Aug 9, 2012, 01.40 AMby klassykate

    Wow, what a beautiful dress! It looks fantastic on you!

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    Aug 9, 2012, 01.16 AMby poppykettle

    totally gorgeous, and a perfect rendition of the book cover. You look so glamorous!!!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 10.59 PMby annbruce

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Love it

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    Aug 8, 2012, 08.01 PMby melongrowergirl

    Its wonderful,you did a great job recreating this nice dress! :-)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 05.31 PMby jacquipardue

    fabulous!! You did such a great job!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 01.20 PMby Jodi Wade

    Great job. Cute dress!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 10.39 AMby redslippers

    you look stunning. what a great interpretation- very inspiring

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    Aug 8, 2012, 10.39 AMby redslippers

    you look stunning. what a great interpretation- very inspiring

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    Aug 8, 2012, 07.11 AMby Nokukhanya Zwane

    I love it. the colours suite you nicely… well done! I am sure it was a wonderful project indeed.

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