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Paisley Plethora

Added Sep 21, 2010

by damianadesigns

Sandpoint, Idaho...






Westminster Fabric and BurdaStyle bestowed the great opportunity upon me to use fabric from Westminster and a pattern of my choice by BurdaStyle to make an outfit. I decided to use several fabrics from the same collection that I gathered on my own in addition to what Westminster volunteered to provide and two different patterns from BurdaStyle, the Lace Detail Dress (BurdaStyle donated this one to the project) and Waistcoat with Print Lining.

I gave the waistcoat welted pockets on each side of the front and also sewed some tucks using a few different fabrics along the front edges. I added a seam pocket to the dress on the right side. The edges of the armholes and neck are finished with bias-tape in one of the prints used throughout the outfit.

I made the flounce on the dress double sided, the top with a purple paisley print and the underside with a red floral. The edges are finished with another complimentary fabric bias-tape. I found some beautiful purple lace and used two layers of that under the flounce.

I combined all the fabrics on the back and hem using a crazy quilt technique (little pieces of fabric stitched together in a mish-mash of shapes). I hand stitched the back crazy-quilt applique and threw in a few beads along the way. I applied the crazy-quilt style trim at the hem with a feather stitch on my machine.

Material Notes

Beautiful fabric (Liberty Art Collection) from Westminster.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Lace/Sequins



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    Jan 10, 2011, 03.43 AMby Jixolet Moreaux

    This is by far the most amazing dress I have seen here. Such beautiful colors and detail. Magnificent job!

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    Oct 23, 2010, 11.02 PMby damianadesigns

    You guys are all so sweet! Thank you, it was a labor of love and obsessiveness…you know how it is when you have a vision in your head ;). This was my first time crazy-quilting and I really love it, it’s so organic and freeing. I plan on definitely using it in future projects.

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    Oct 22, 2010, 09.02 AMby coffeeinchina

    Totally GORGEOUS!!!!! makes me feel good just looking at it!!!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 11.48 PMby olystyrene

    Wowzers! What a fantastic mix of colour and pattern.. it’s hypnotizing!

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    Oct 15, 2010, 02.59 AMby supercalla

    This is soooo awesome. What beautiful fabric!

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    Sep 24, 2010, 11.01 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    woah. collar explosion! this si great

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    Sep 24, 2010, 11.01 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    woah. collar explosion! this si great

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    Sep 21, 2010, 08.34 PMby lou Hearnesberger

    Beth, this is GORGEOUS! Congratulations on a job WELL DONE! I love this and the colors you’ve put together are to die for!

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