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Rainbow Brite Dress

Added Jun 27, 2012

by missdandy

Hickory, North C...






This dress is a big deal for me because I never (ever-ever-ever lately) have the time to sew anything for myself, let alone for anyone else! But when I found several scraps of vintage 1980s Rainbow Brite fabric at a thrift store a while back I thought it would be nice to incorporate them into a birthday dress for my 3-year-old niece. I used McCall’s 6387, a fairly recent release from last year. I used bright rainbow striped cotton quilting fabric for the skirt and a pink and orange hued batik for the lower ruffle, straps and bodice lining. This was a rather quick project, taking about 4 hours for me to make from start to finish. Would have been quicker if it hadn’t been for all of the gathers! I think my niece will love the bright colors, and her parents (both children of the 1980s, like myself) will appreciate the nostalgic elements of it.

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Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Vintage

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    Jun 28, 2012, 05.56 PMby story47

    I love this dress… simply because i love rainbow bright… :)

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    Jun 27, 2012, 07.38 PMby izbott

    This is so adorable. Your niece is such a lucky girl! I loved Rainbow Bright growing up. Good eye for color.

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    Jun 27, 2012, 11.04 AMby Mary Athey

    this is gorgeous from the colours to the design. i.m going to be hitting the thrift shops to see what i can find!! love this xx

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    Jun 27, 2012, 10.59 AMby laurenp

    If I were still three, this would be my dream dress. I’m sure your niece will love it.

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    Jun 27, 2012, 08.22 AMby anikissed

    One in an age 27 please, if you’re taking orders??

    I love it!


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