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Polka dots and daffodils

Added Apr 12, 2010

by alasse

Munich, Germany






This has been in planning for… forever. I think I got the fabric about a year and a half ago and was always planning to do exactly this dress with it. Now I SHOULD be studying for my finals and all of a sudden I’m finding the time to do this :-D
This is the same pattern I already used for Hermia’s dress (Burda magazine 05/08. No. 127) and I loved it and have been kinda jealous of my friend for having it… now I finally got to making it for myself! Which is very unusual, ’cause I rarely make stuff for me to wear, I usually give everything away :-P
By the way, I love how kinda retro it turned out to look with the polka dot fabric :-)

Note to the last picture:
I love these shoes, seriously, I do. And they’d match the dress so well… But I can’t wear’em, they give me blisters after 3 minutes. Very sad :-(

Material Notes

polka dotted cotton, navy blue satin for the lining (cause the cotton is VERY see-through…)




Garment Type
Cotton, Satin

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    Apr 14, 2010, 10.10 AMby sopranella

    Das Kleid sieht wunderbar aus! Für die Schuhe würde ich hautfarbene halterlose Strümpfe oder eine Strumpfhose empfehlen, die eine sehr glatte Struktur haben. Das hat bei mir mit Schuhen dieser Art immer geholfen und transparentes Pflaster an die empfindlichen Stellen. Viel Glück für’s Abi!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 03.09 AMby mlssfshn

    Love it, love the print.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 01.35 AMby dilshadburman

    Very sweet!! Quick question though – did you dart the bust line? I’m still struggling with darting, but this one looks dartless!

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      Apr 13, 2010, 03.13 PMby alasse

      No, actually there are no darts in this pattern, the front part is gathered at the waist and pleated at the shoulders :)
      But darting isn’t too hard, maybe watching this will help:
      There are numerous tutorials like this one out there :)

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      Apr 13, 2010, 03.15 PMby dilshadburman

      YAY! Thats what I thought! Thank you for the link! :) I think I’m just afraid of darts!! :D

      Its mostly the measuring part I don’t get…how high should they go on the bust…that kind of thing!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 12.59 AMby olystyrene

    Oh I definitely will! I wanted to make a Kasia skirt to go with it, so hopefully by the end of the week! :)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 11.04 PMby olystyrene

    Gorgeous dress! I just made a blouse with a similar front and neckline, and also in polkadot print. Twinnies! ;-)

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      Apr 12, 2010, 11.18 PMby alasse

      I’d love to see it! Do put it up soon :-)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 09.07 PMby domestic-divaonline

    What a nice idea to line the dress with the darker color. i would have been inclined to use the white but I like the way the navy blue adds a hint of color to the white. Excellent job!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 08.49 PMby katensew

    A lovely dress – well done

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    Apr 12, 2010, 08.30 PMby ojglo1

    beautiful! very beautiful and neatly done. love the fabric and the black belt. great job!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 08.27 PMby medea

    Ich liebe Stoff mit Punkten ^^ Und das mit den Schuhen versteh ich, in meinem Schrank sind mindestens 3 Paar die ich vergöttere aber nicht tragen kann . Das Kleid sieht klasse aus, hast dus vor zur Zeugnisvergabe zu tragen? Du machst grad Abi richtig?

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      Apr 12, 2010, 08.52 PMby alasse

      Vielen Dank :-)
      Ja, ich mach grad Abi, aber ich werds da nicht tragen, dafür ist grad noch ein anderes in Arbeit. Das hier werde ich vllt zur Hochzeit meiner Schwester anziehn, so ist zumindest der Plan ;-)

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      Apr 13, 2010, 09.38 AMby medea

      Dann wünsch ich dir ganz viel Kraft für die Prüfungen und viel Spaß beim nähen ^^
      Ich hab mir letztes Jahr zum Abi auch zwei Kleider genäht (eins zu meinem Abiball und eins für den meiner Cousine). Wahnsinn wie viel Zeit schon wieder vergangen ist…

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