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Scalloped mint dress

Added Jun 21, 2011

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






My high school garduation was coming closer and closer and I didn’t have the dress for my party so I decided to make one. I’m so happy that all turned out well and just in time as making this dress wasn’t maybe the most clever thing to do under all that graduation and exam stress..
It took a while before I had made up my mind about the final design but from the beginning one of my ideas was to make quite straight dress, not a puffy-one but not a tight shift dress either. This was first time for me with scalloping and I’m allready fallen in love with it. Spalloping is like peter pan collars; they make every clothe more adorable and I really have to control myself from adding them everywhere.. The lace layer on the bodice is constructed with lace ribbon – more tricky than I thought!

Material Notes

satin, lining, lace ribbon, invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Apr 29, 2013, 07.54 PMby Linnae --


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    Mar 10, 2013, 02.45 AMby Irin Samuel

    You should post some sort of instructions up for lil ol’ novice me to be able to make it one day since I Love!! what you made. Whenever… if ever =) && Congrats on graduation! =)

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    Jul 24, 2012, 11.35 AMby picklelilly

    I love it! I think you’re one of my new favourites at this website.

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      Jul 30, 2012, 03.53 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much for your huge compliment, it means a lot to me!!

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    Jul 23, 2012, 02.56 PMby kess

    Beautiful! I never would have thought to combine mint and lace! I’m intrigued with the lace top, how did you attach the ribbons to each other? did you topstitch them or hand stitch them? I wish I had the sewing skills I have now when I finished high school. oh well I’ll make dresses for all my friend’s weddings!

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      Jul 30, 2012, 03.59 PMby pampula

      thank you so much! Actually I didn’t attach or sew the lace ribbons to each other but sew them one by one to the bodice fabric. I sew them with machine (too lazy :D ). and making dresses to friend’s wedding sounds great too!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 08.50 PMby Kaylen Ritter

    absolutly adorable!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 11.39 PMby lilybart

    Absolutely beautiful. Mint is the best colour in the whole world and suits you so well.

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    Sep 13, 2011, 05.21 PMby roxyl

    So pretty, love it!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 03.37 PMby emilief

    you look sooooo lovely in that dress, love the scalopps and the mint color!

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      Sep 13, 2011, 05.27 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 07.54 PMby szarlotka

    I love your all dresses. They’re so cute and girlish. You’re very talented and your projects are very well-made. I wish you a lot of new ideas and perfect summer!

    PS I love scalloping too :)

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      Jul 1, 2011, 08.49 PMby pampula

      Thank you, your kind words really mean a lot to me!! I wish you creative and lovely summer too!:)

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    Jun 29, 2011, 07.49 PMby pampula

    Thank you all for lovely comments and congratulations too!!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 05.13 AMby janene

    So pretty and such attention to detail. I love the general shape of the dress. Did you use a pattern or self-draft? I feel a pair of little white lace gloves wouldn’t go amiss with this dress! :-)

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      Jun 29, 2011, 07.41 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much! I drafted the pattern myself. And you’re right, little lace gloves would be great, I actually tried to look for some but didn’t find any for that occasion but maybe I should continue my search.. :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 12.36 PMby mccit

    awsome dress. everything about it is just perfect. Congrats on graduating high school :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 12.22 PMby natfraga

    Beautiful and so elegant!!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.51 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    looks gorgeous, fits you perfectly, amazing colour, and beautiful scallops! grand job

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    Jun 27, 2011, 05.47 AMby corduroycoat

    This is such a sweet dress, perfect for high school graduation. I love the scalloped hem and the lace bodice. Both touches give it such a nice, finished, RTW feel. How did you do the scalloped hemline? Did you use a facing? Very inspiring!

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      Jun 29, 2011, 07.48 PMby pampula

      Thank you !! I made the scalloped hemline by using lining. I simply sew the satin and the lining together, cut the seam allowances and turned the right sides out. I’m sure you’ll find some little better tutorials too:)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 01.37 AMby Rika Daniel

    this is so sweet! :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 12.28 AMby mollykatherine

    Its lovely! mint is such an awesome colour on you, hope you had fun wearing it :)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 11.07 PMby mokosha

    congratulations! such a lovely dress.. and a hat (wouldn’t guess in million years that it’s a graduation cap.. it looked sailor-ish to me hehe.. needless to say we don’t have any type of graduation caps over here)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.04 PMby emily-marie

    The dress is so adorable! The mint green is just lovely, as are all the details you added. I wish graduation caps in the US were that cute!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 08.38 PMby Ooty Yaacobi

    your dress is just perfect! I love the light color, and the lace add is soooooooooooo pretty!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 07.58 PMby prettysweet

    This is super cute. Great job! (And congratulations!)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 07.52 PMby leahfranqui

    This is so adorable! I love the lace and the scallops, they are lovely touches, and congratulations on your graduation!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 06.36 PMby angelical

    Such a sweet dress! The lace and scallops adds a very feminine and vintage feel that I LOVE! Your student cap looks like the ones we have in Denmark, and I am wondering if your traditions with the cap are similar to ours? We get ours imediately after the last exam, and we gather our closest friends and family to witness a parent or sibling putting it on our heads.

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      Jun 26, 2011, 06.51 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much!! Fun to hear about your traditions and that your caps are similar to our’s. Our traditions are however a bit different; We get the caps in a special graduation ceremony where we get our diplomas. When the headmaster announces us to be graduates, we put the caps on our heads ourselves. After the ceremony we celebrate with our family,relatives and friends:)

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    Jun 26, 2011, 06.28 PMby mojo elgin

    you are simply adorable! congratulations! the dress is perfect!

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