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Power to the flower

Added Jul 4, 2011

by floraladdiction

Adelaide, Australia






I love dresses. I love buttons. Time for a new dress.

I again used the Dirndl Bodice Pattern from Built By You: Dresses by Wendy Mullin. This pattern has become my bodice sloper, which I have adjusted it to be lower in the front and deeper in the back. For this project I added a Peter Pan collar which dips into angled V’s in the back, which was piped in crotched lace I found (found!) in a scrap pile at a crafternoon I went to last year. I used 8 tiny black buttons on the back to make it SUPER quick and easy to get in and out of. Not. But they are pretty, and really, that’s all that counts.

I used curtain material that belonged to my Nan for this which was made out of an er interesting polyester/synthetic/ cotton (?) blend print which has silk lines running through it. The material has a nice weight to it without being too bulky for the gathers.

It is far too cold to wear this lil flower power baby out and about at the moment, but I foresee many wears ahead with its family friendly length.

Material Notes

8 black buttons (that are VERY small and difficult to do up), 1.5m blue and white flower print material (a mix of various polyesters I think), white interfacing, crotchet trim, white thread, Dirndl Bodice Pattern.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jul 6, 2011, 04.11 AMby laceandthimble

    So wonderful- great job!!

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    Jul 4, 2011, 09.52 AMby robygiup

    Very nice dress!

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    Jul 4, 2011, 03.54 AMby pink-cornelia

    love it! it has a great retro feel to it.

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