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Patchwork Bib Dress

Added Oct 19, 2008

by christine-1

Stuttgart, Germany






I made this dress to wear to my cousin’s wedding this summer. I made the pattern to my own measurements based on the dress block from Winifred Aldrich’s “Metric Pattern Cutting for Womenswear”. The skirt has a slight A-line. The bib (geometric petals around a central circle) was inspired by an old patchwork pillow my parents have.

Material Notes

purple cotton poplin, which was easy to work with but creases easily, so not the best fabric for a dress!





“Metric Pattern Cutting for Womenswear” by Winifred Aldrich

T. for taking pictures

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    Jan 15, 2010, 12.13 AMby mhairim

    this dress is absolutely stunning. you have an amazing talent for shape and colour!

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    Jan 12, 2009, 07.17 AMby emrichkh

    The patchwork detail is really wonderful. Beautiful job!

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    Nov 19, 2008, 04.50 AMby maryy

    It’s so lovely! I love the bib!

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    Nov 10, 2008, 05.30 PMby shereciem


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    Nov 6, 2008, 05.42 AMby christine-1

    thanks SO MUCH for the lovely comments everyone!!

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    Oct 22, 2008, 01.08 PMby naughtylittlepony

    I really love it. It’s a nice fresh take on the bib thing, and I agree, great colour for it.

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    Oct 22, 2008, 11.14 AMby helenamarie

    That’s great. Simple and it works! :-)

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    Oct 22, 2008, 02.38 AMby zozowahine

    My god! Super beautiful! Such and a nice design AND so well made!

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    Oct 21, 2008, 08.10 PMby elamberdor

    i love the simplicity of colour mixed with a subtle amount of detail that really makes this dress longlasting and really different to what’s in stores today! Great job merging two crafts! More, more!

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    Oct 21, 2008, 11.26 AMby jsolnushko

    How lovely! I love the bib part and the color you chose for this dress ! so sweet!

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    Oct 21, 2008, 09.27 AMby thewestover

    I love it! Crafty-elegance!

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    Oct 21, 2008, 07.47 AMby carottesauvage

    Oh well, I can recognise the architect’s touch there! It is superb and I love the colour!

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    Oct 20, 2008, 11.37 PMby miss-g

    Simply gorgeous. The bib makes what would otherwise be a plain dress, very special. Good work.

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    Oct 20, 2008, 03.00 PMby sewdelightful

    oh this is so pretty! Nothing more I can say…your so talented :)

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    Oct 20, 2008, 07.51 AMby cathysews

    A really great dress, very neat and fits perfectly. You look great. The bib is just beautiful. Glad you mentioned poplin creases, as I’m about to make a dress….!

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    Oct 20, 2008, 05.44 AMby bola

    This dress is great! so unique and simple with a great fit!

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    Oct 20, 2008, 03.48 AMby auntchelle

    I really like it. The bib makes an otherwise simple dress really special. The colour is great.

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    Oct 19, 2008, 07.41 PMby krecik


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    Oct 19, 2008, 05.37 PMby cosmoblue

    This is so pretty and mod and feminine.

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    Oct 19, 2008, 04.49 PMby reneebeth

    every aspect of this dress is lovely. your handiwork on the bib is just beautiful!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 03.38 PMby catmagalhaes

    I simply love this dress. And the flower/bib is so beautiful!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 02.50 PMby verypurpleperson

    this is just beautiful!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 02.41 PMby polychromatin

    Girl this is beautiful! I just love the simplicity and the nice bib :) The color looks great on you :)

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    Oct 19, 2008, 02.05 PMby dianacirne

    So cute! I love this strong colour in this cute pattern!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 01.48 PMby mjb14

    Lovely – Love the colour and the patchwork bib.

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    Oct 19, 2008, 01.24 PMby lulalouise

    The dress is gorgeous! I love the patchwork detail and the color of the fabric. Good job!

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