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Ruffled seams dress

Added Jun 16, 2011

by klassykate

Phoenix, Arizona...






My poor friend waited for months for me to finally sew her birthday present. This is my original design with bits of inspiration from Anthropologie. I found the ruffled trim idea on the princess seams from Anthropologie. I thought the exposed zipper would be a nice touch which I figured out how to do from Burdastyle. I used 2 patterns I believe. However I changed them a lot to fit my design. The skirt was a little tricky to figure out at first. I hat to take a simple a line skirt pattern and transform it into a pocket front, gathered skirt. It was mostly just time consuming. But it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Yay! The fabric is a satin polyester from Joann. The dress has a lot of vintage feel to it. It fit my friend perfectly and I had a lot of fun making it for her!



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Polyester

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    Dec 8, 2012, 12.24 PMby Super Jeanette

    I’m in love with your dress! Congratulations, you’re very talented :)

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.41 PMby ghis

    Love the pattern and the girl wearing it but wrong choice of material,to busy and flowery to let us appreciate the details of the pattern.Ghis.

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    Jun 19, 2011, 01.00 AMby Lexicon

    I love the contrasting exposed zipper – it takes a pretty floral dress and gives it just that bit more of an ‘edge’.

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    Jun 18, 2011, 10.13 AMby tirrs

    so cute

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    Jun 18, 2011, 06.14 AMby loyl8

    love it…super adorable and cute…looks fantastic on her great job:)

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    Jun 18, 2011, 02.01 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this looks so well made and i love the design. anythig with ruffles and pockets are a win for me :)

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    Jun 17, 2011, 05.51 AMby nettevivante

    so beautiful!! was definitely worth the waiting. :)

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    Jun 17, 2011, 05.46 AMby libra-s

    Really gorgeous! Great job!

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    Jun 17, 2011, 01.21 AMby sunnilj9

    Totally love this! The fabric is just delicious! Bravo!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 09.13 PMby Fipp

    What a beautiful dress!! What pattern did you use?

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.47 PMby klassykate

      Thank you! I used Butterick 4443 for the bodice and skirt and I used Simplicity 2444 for the sleeves.

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