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Red and White Plaid Picnic Dress

Added Oct 20, 2010

by bettyfloored

Toledo, Ohio, Un...






I call this dress my picnic dress.
Red and white plaid linen-like fabric with royal blue binding at seams. this is an apron style dress where the front part wraps around and buttons underneath in the back and the back is brought around the front and buttoned at the waist. Dress hits at mid calf.
Front and back darts, as well as darts at the bust. Full circle skirt. Buttons are brass with anchors on them, but are there only for show, because there are snaps underneath them.

Material Notes

red and white plaid linen like fabric




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Mod, Other, Preppy, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Linen

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    Oct 26, 2010, 02.51 PMby blmfld

    OMG!!! I just bought the very pattern on ebay. I haven’t made it yet was a bit worried about how it would look on me as i am very big busted!! It is now my next project!!!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 01.25 PMby annibaker

    I JUST (this week!) got this pattern from sewingpatterns.com, and can’t wait to see do it up. I love your version, cool and lovely. I love the retro look!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 01.11 PMby kimberleejean

    Congrats on being a featured project! That’s neat!

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      Oct 26, 2010, 03.40 AMby bettyfloored

      what?! i can’t believe i didn’t see it! if it weren’t for you posting this to me i would have never known! thats so cool!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 01.11 PMby kimberleejean

    Congrats on being a featured project! That’s neat!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 03.29 AMby Kristin Griffin

    I bought a pattern just like this today. Now I’m even more excited to make it!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 03.23 AMby bettyfloored

    gosh guys! thanks for all the sweet comments! this is only my 3rd project i’ve posted on here and i’m really diggin all the positive feedback! you guys should all try to make this dress. by far one of the easiest dresses i’ve ever made. and its very flattering on an hourglass shape.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 03.51 PMby kimberleejean

    This is the pattern I have! Again! (Which is awesome, BTW) I’m really enjoying seeing the various incarnations. You did a superb job, good work.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 03.09 PMby seasidelaundry

    Superb work, match on bodice dart stitching, buttons choice of fabric. Think you have inspired many to try this concept-very girlie shaping. Your choice of setting beautiful, too. My “model”, Jessi Bair, sent me her music video taken along OH River in Cincy yesterday. I can not stop watching it…takes me home. Now, you as well-thank you!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 02.18 PMby BeYou TiFul

    This is amazing! Your dress, your hair, the glasses, the shoes….. funky!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 10.45 AMby tinybows

    awwwww! LOVE IT! great choice in fabrics. came out amazing!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 06.49 AMby tamaracameron

    i’ve also made this style i find it rides a little in the front, do you have this problem too?

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      Oct 22, 2010, 03.19 AMby bettyfloored

      i don’t really have a problem with it riding up, but the only thing that i dislike about it is that you can kind of see my bra under the arms where the back wraps around the front.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.46 AMby claudmndz

    Absolutely beautiful ! Love the dress and your hair!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.30 AMby pumpkinpatches

    that is incredible, and you look stunning!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 01.11 AMby cjs

    man, your walkaway dress came out beautifully. I made one once, but it looked like crap. Maybe I’ll try again, after seeing yours…

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.12 AMby wackyblonde

    Nice version of the walk away dress. I keep seeing this being made and am dying to try out my pattern.

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.11 AMby bettyfloored

    thanks neighbor! it was a breeze to make. the binding makes it super easy. but it took almost 7 yards of fabric!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.10 AMby twoboos


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    Oct 21, 2010, 12.01 AMby mojo elgin

    This is so cute! Toledo? I’m near Findlay! Hi, neighbor!

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