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picnic mini dress // simplicity #8709

Added Jun 3, 2010

by smbriones

Chicago, Illinoi...






made from vintage simplicity pattern #8709 – view 2. maybe my favorite pattern ever. it was easy to follow and fit perfectly. i left off the poofy sleeves for this one. i will definitely be making more of these in different patterns. i also think switching out the belts to create different looks will be fun. i was afraid of how this one would turn out because i thought the large gingham print might be too much, but i like how it turned out.

Material Notes

cotton plaid shirting, about 1.25 yards ($1.74/yd). strip of heavy weight interfacing for the belt. 22" vintage cream colored zipper. total cost about $3.25.




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage
Cotton, Shirting

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    Jun 8, 2010, 05.33 PMby kate822

    I actually let out a squeal of joy/delight when I saw this! So freakin cute!!!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.09 PMby ranzien

    LOVE IT!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.15 PMby keren

    beautiful dress!!!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 02.14 AMby marygq

    uhhh muy lindo!!!!!!!!!!:)

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.39 PMby smbriones

    thanks everyone! :)

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.33 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! Love the red gingham, and the belt detail with buttons is adorable!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 05.50 AMby rifka

    Very nice.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 09.20 PMby sewenggirl88

    this is really cute and simple, it’ll be really easy to make some great variations

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    Jun 4, 2010, 08.34 AMby kitty K Lamour

    The dress really suits you. You did a great job.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 07.33 AMby toucan

    your dress has made my day!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 04.37 AMby embaby

    Love this!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 04.25 AMby ginasophia

    Very nice! I just finished a picnic dress of my own minutes ago! I love love love the red and white

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    Jun 4, 2010, 12.07 AMby kimboat

    Super cute

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    Jun 3, 2010, 11.57 PMby laurwyn

    This is sooo lovely! The pattern and the print fit so nicely and i love the quirkyness of it

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    Jun 3, 2010, 11.43 PMby wifemothercrafter

    I love this! You did a great job. I really like the bold pattern and color. Fantastic!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 11.42 PMby smbriones

    thank you! i’m so glad you like it.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 11.33 PMby zickzack

    It’s not too much, it’s just perfect! I would have been afraid, too, but it’s great that you tried and found out that it looks so nice!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 10.54 PMby rockerchica87

    wow, this is beyond amazing!!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 10.54 PMby zuzsa-haag

    It turns out lovely!

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