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Spring is Sprung Bird Dress

Added Mar 27, 2011

by stars

Carlisle, United...






My version of the pinafore dress, it is a lightweight cotton printed with birds from Ikea. It was white but I decided to dye it green, it came out quite a bit more green than I anticipated but I’ve grown to like the colour. I had to make a few adjustments as my top and bottom half are different sizes. I also added a button as I am of the opinion that there are few things in life that can’t be improved with the addition of buttons. I like the simple shape and bright colour, it makes me feel all springy!

Material Notes

Lighweight printed cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.25 PMby lucaltd

    Love it, that green is gorgeous too! Im a big fan of Ikea fabric, cheap sturdy and easy to get hold of, you cant go wrong :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 11.43 AMby ecila


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    Mar 29, 2011, 08.19 AMby u120418

    This is very cute!

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    Mar 28, 2011, 06.19 PMby nouvellegamine

    i like the pockets & the color is great. perfect for spring :D

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    Mar 28, 2011, 07.39 AMby xraffaelax


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    Mar 28, 2011, 02.44 AMby wadoowindi

    Great pockets on the outside! And lovely choice of fabric!

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    Mar 27, 2011, 09.33 PMby marvage

    I love this! I didn’t even think about dying ikea fabric. Great job.

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    Mar 27, 2011, 06.55 PMby stars

    Thanks! The fabric took the dye really well, i did prewash it just to make sure. I liked the white fabric but as I’m an arts worker white is just not a good idea!

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    Mar 27, 2011, 04.58 PMby turtlegirl00

    love it!!

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    Mar 27, 2011, 03.53 PMby susie17

    Oooh I have some of this fabric, I have half made a top but am not enjoying the white. Never thought about dying it! Thanks for the idea. I may have to dig it out and buy some dye, :)

    Buttons are a great addition too :) Well done, it looks lovely

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    Mar 27, 2011, 02.42 PMby Priscilla Folley


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