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Pushing Daisies Dress

Added Feb 26, 2011

by laceandthimble

Boulder, Colorad...






I recently found the show “Pushing Daisies,” (although it has long since been cancelled), and I was thoroughly entranced by all of the clothing. The character of Chuck has inspired many fellow seamstresses, I’m sure, and I couldn’t keep my mind off of one particular dress. The “Chuck Dress,” as my husband now refers to it, was constructed using two patterns. The top bodice was very loosely designed around Burdastyle’s Jenny; Variation D, dress pattern. The only detail that remained after all of the altering, however, was the front overlap. The skirt half was taken from vintage Simplicity 4298. I ended up using a vintage sheeting fabric, which was wonderfully soft and, not to mention, so much more cost effective. I also made a fabric covered belt, using a belt and buckle kit that I found on Ebay.

Material Notes

Vintage sheet fabric; vintage metal zipper



Related Techniques


Garment Type


Vintage Sheet Fabric
Vintage zipper

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    Jun 16, 2011, 07.13 PMby baka-pepica

    such great dress!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 07.13 PMby baka-pepica

    such great dress!

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    May 15, 2011, 08.19 AMby nattyjane


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    Mar 2, 2011, 05.59 PMby asf

    I LOVE this dress.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 02.59 AMby olystyrene

    This is a lovely dress – the colours suit you beautifully!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 04.19 PMby woman

    super!! i loved chuck’s wardrobe too… arghh to have every single piece of em in my wardrobe!! :D

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    Feb 27, 2011, 04.01 PMby aakmensah

    The colours and style of the dress really suit you. It’s beautiful!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 10.44 AMby sarsaparilla

    Gorgeous dress! I was so sad when they cancelled Pushing Daisies – Chuck’s wardrobe was amazing :)

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      Feb 28, 2011, 05.51 AMby laceandthimble

      Thanks! I’m so sad that they ended the show where they did!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 07.51 AMby mollykatherine

    I love it!! I too am a huge fan of chuck and her wardrobe, the whole show provides endless inspiration, I love the darling mermaid darling too! Great work on the dress, it looks fantastic on you! X

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    Feb 27, 2011, 03.53 AMby winslow

    Wow, this is beautiful!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 02.03 AMby laugh434

    Love that show (and EVERYTHING Chuck wears), and I love the dress you made! It’s a perfect interpretation, right down to the belt!

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      Feb 28, 2011, 05.49 AMby laceandthimble

      Thank you! It was fun to make.

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    Feb 27, 2011, 01.40 AMby adventuresofava

    I love this pattern! Very figure flattering. Good job!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 10.29 PMby laceandthimble

    Thank you for all the lovely comments!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 08.43 PMby Daniel Parker

    I LOVE PUSHING DAISIES!!! that show was so cut before its time… I blame the writers strike amazingly talented wardrobe department on that show That said, I love this dress, well done its darling

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    Feb 26, 2011, 08.25 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Perfect, pattern, fabric, you, everything! :)

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    Feb 26, 2011, 08.08 PMby in-stockholm

    So cute! I too love Chuck’s dresses!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 06.30 PMby suzetewilliams

    Well luckily, your show stopping dress will most definitely NOT be cancelled! :-) It’s flirty, girly, fresh and sexy, so unlike Pushing Daisies. Though I like the original dress, I also prefer your fabric because of the green. Fabulous job.

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    Feb 26, 2011, 05.44 PMby msbritten

    love the material – the dress really suits you!

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    Feb 26, 2011, 05.05 PMby leahfranqui

    Oh holy cuteness. Man I miss that show.

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    Feb 26, 2011, 04.40 PMby Debby H

    This is really pretty.

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