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Added Dec 17, 2016

by chula123

Great Yarmouth, ...






after finishing my daughter’s dress, there was quite a bit of fabric left and I decided to use it for myself. Seing the wonderful job that Mokosha did with this pattern, I wanted to try it too and this is the result. I am having trouble with the shoulders though, keep sliding off, so if anyone has any tips, I’d appreciate it.


Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2017, 09.45 PMby Madcinderella

    Wow, LOVE that dress and cool fabric!!!

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      Feb 7, 2017, 05.10 PMby chula123

      thank you so much!!!

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    Dec 29, 2016, 12.26 PMby nrobson

    stunning dress chula! top style here x

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      Dec 29, 2016, 01.56 PMby chula123

      you are so sweet, thank you very much!!

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    Dec 21, 2016, 05.22 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric resulting in a lovely dress

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      Dec 21, 2016, 05.50 PMby chula123

      thanks for the nice comment!

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    Dec 21, 2016, 11.16 AMby mokosha

    it’s gorgeous, i like your version more than i like mine :) maybe you can sew two fabric strings at the shoulder seams, so you can tie them at the back, might look interesting.. i’m lucky with my dress not slipping off the shoulders (but i’ve made mine in wool, so maybe it’s more clingy)

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      Dec 21, 2016, 05.52 PMby chula123

      yeah, I finally got there. not sure why I had so much trouble, guess you could be right, maybe the fabric is too slippery and thin ? glad you like it, thanks for the inspiration, would have never thought of doing this myself :-))

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    Dec 20, 2016, 01.25 AMby Kasiorist

    lovely dress, Chula! fabulous fabric, totally makes the dress

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      Dec 21, 2016, 09.30 AMby chula123

      yes, the fabric is quite cool My husband calls this my patriotic dress, hihihi. Thanks for the nice comment and Merry Christmas!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 03.59 PMby liliv-1

    This is fabulous! I think it’s one of your best creations!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.32 PMby chula123

      wow, what a compliment, thank you so much liliv!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 03.31 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Fab work Chula. A cowl to the back now :) As an alternative to the chain ideas could you have a little strap attached under each shoulder maybe with a press stud that you can pass your bra strap through on each side to keep it in place?

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.35 PMby chula123

      Yes, a cowl to the back. makes a change, hahaha. I actually saw your idea on a youtube video and had thought about it. thanks for bringing it up, I let you know how I get on with it. :-)

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      Dec 20, 2016, 12.40 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Great! Good luck!

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    Dec 19, 2016, 01.27 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful fabric so colorful and dynamic, love it! This style looks great on you.

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.37 PMby chula123

      yes, the fabric is very dnynamic! I had already used it for a dress for my daughter, and she got lots of nice compliments about it. this is a great pattern, I have used it already twice in the original version, but I like the cowl in the back very much too. thanks for your lovely words.

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    Dec 18, 2016, 09.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Very interesting dress! Looove your choice of fabric ♥

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.41 PMby chula123

      isn’t it just great, the fabric ! When my daughter wore her dress to work, she got a lot of comments about it. I love the colours.thanks for your comment Ellen.

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    Dec 18, 2016, 10.35 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous chula. I thought you’d put the wrong pattern up but now I see its the dress we both made but without the pleats. I must say I love this and what fab fabric. I did like mokoshas grey version as well. I might give this another go now. Looking fab as always . I would use a chain to keep the back from slipping. I bought a metre of a diamante trim on ebay that looks like a ladder ( small squares lol) I cut it and then i pinned it to the back neck edges of my dress . Its reusable then x

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.51 PMby chula123

      Yes, it is the one we both made. I knew as soon as I saw Mokosha’s I had to give it a go, you know me and cowls, hihihi. thanks for the tip with the chain. I might actually try that and Lindsay’s tip with a strap on the inside to put the bra strap through. that way I have double security :-) thanks for the compliment.

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    Dec 18, 2016, 09.15 AMby Beccki

    I love this pattern and both variations of it and I’m also in love with the fabric. I have a backless dress I bought years ago which has a clear strip of elastic running from shoulder to shoulder you could try that to solve the shoulder slips.

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.53 PMby chula123

      everyone seems to like the fabric, me included. when my daughter wore her dress the first time, she got lots of comments about the fabric. this is a great pattern, original and cowl version, you should try it. I love wearing all of them :-) thanks for the tip with the elastic!

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    Dec 18, 2016, 08.58 AMby Irina Schwab

    You can put a chain across the back (detachable on one side, of course! Cool fabric and design!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 04.56 PMby chula123

      Everyone mentions the fabric, I hit the jackpot with that, didn’t I? thanks for the lovely comment and thanks for the tip with the chain.

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