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Springtime Frock

Added May 9, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






There’s something so harmonious + fun about wearing a girly frock in the Springtime— and we sure had fun shooting this dress under an exploding cherry blossom tree. The length of this pattern hits about mid calf and we shortened the length to make this retro look a bit more modern. The pattern also includes a petticoat-like underskirt! So charming…

Our gorgeous printed fabric is Kaffe Fassett for Liberty Art Fabrics, which was given to us to make beautiful clothing with! Thank you!

Material Notes

Dress: 140 cm (55 in) wide cotton fabric: 3.10 m (3 1/2 yds) for all sizes. 140 cm (55 in) wide lining: 0.50 m (5/8 in). 1 metal zip, 60 cm (24 ins) long.

Underskirt: 150 cm (59 in) wide tulle: 4.10 m (4 1/2 yds).




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends


Fabric for Dress

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    May 10, 2012, 03.08 PMby Mette Hommel Østerlund

    I absolutely love this dress, and I think you did a wonderful job! It looks very professional, like you bought it at a tailor or something! I really want a dress like that, I think it’s marvelous! I also think the shoots are perfect! I looooove cherry trees, and those pictures make me want to fly away to Wonderland! And by the way, the model is so beautiful, and I like the shoes as well. Everything is so thorough!

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    May 11, 2011, 07.20 PMby CoastSeagull

    The dress is very pretty – love the neckline but the fabric is absolutely fabulous! Love, Love, Love Kaffe Fasset!

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    May 11, 2011, 07.14 PMby calatrava92

    yeahy, just what I was looking for perfect for hour glass figures, I was getting frustrated the eighties dresses make me look like a sausage but this style looks great on me.

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    May 11, 2011, 02.45 PMby subroadhurst

    Love it, what a pity I’m far too old and ‘well built’ to wear a dress like that.

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    May 11, 2011, 06.28 AMby Cecily Hamshaw-Jones

    I absolutely love this and think I may have to hunt down the perfect fabric for my own beautiful spring dress! :) I’m also wondering where the model’s shoes are from, I want a pair tooo (of course to complete the look ;) )

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      May 17, 2011, 04.53 PMby alisondahl

      They’re mine, from Coclico!

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    May 11, 2011, 05.42 AMby paintedlady89

    A beautiful pattern. I love the way the skirt is gathered, makes it very flattering.

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    May 11, 2011, 04.48 AMby nouvellegamine

    this is gorgeous! i was struggling to figure out how to make this dress. it seemed too extravagant for my life, but the fabric is amazing & makes it completely workable! thank you :D

    ps- what a pretty model. she looks like cate blanchett.

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    May 11, 2011, 02.00 AMby sew4esty

    I could wear this everyday! It’s beautiful.

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    May 11, 2011, 01.29 AMby Teresa Higgins

    Like the bodice and the neckline in particular.

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    May 10, 2011, 08.28 PMby Desrosiers

    Stunning! The shoes accent it so perfectly! Where are the shoes from?

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      May 11, 2011, 01.54 AMby alisondahl

      They’re mine! I bought them last season from Coclico and I popped into the shop to see what they had the other day, and they’ve brought them back! The hue is so fun to mix with neutrals and black.

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    May 10, 2011, 02.39 PMby Alexis Mizrahi

    I love the neckline! Can’t wait to try it out :)

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    May 10, 2011, 01.47 PMby clioscolors

    That dress was already on my to-do list, but after seeing this one, i am even more convinced. Great dress and photos!

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      May 10, 2011, 02.39 PMby burda style magazine

      You’re not the first one to say that! I can’t wait to see all of these dresses, it’s such a great pattern.

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    May 10, 2011, 06.44 AMby ThomasLeeDesigns

    This is soo pretty!!! I am in love with the fabric!

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    May 10, 2011, 05.20 AMby Shenal Dené Nicole

    Love it! Awesome fabric great job!

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    May 10, 2011, 05.03 AMby Andrea Beresova

    Hi Alison,

    I´ve seen your photos and your sewing with a fabulous patern and colours look amazing. Your creativity remindes me a piece of perfection. Also I like the surrounding around model on the photos. The fens and gate are in color contrast to your dress. Well done, Alison.

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      May 10, 2011, 02.36 PMby alisondahl

      Thank you so much, that’s very kind of you! I’ve always dabbled in photography and it seems to make sense, as an artist, to not just create a piece of clothing, but to create a complete vision around it. I love fairy tales and this tree + gate looked like a place you could only dream up, and it was right down the street from my house in Brooklyn!

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    May 10, 2011, 04.57 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a fab comination of colors and the dress is just “singing” to us!

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    May 10, 2011, 12.07 AMby wzrdreams

    LOOOOOOOVE it! This pattern has been on the top of my to-make pile for too long. I have the fabric and everything. I can’t wait to give it a go!

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    May 9, 2011, 11.22 PMby designerroya

    O-O It’s amazing! I think I’m in love!

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    May 9, 2011, 11.14 PMby noelm91

    Love it!

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    May 9, 2011, 09.17 PMby Natasha Venzke

    The colours are amazing, I just want to jump into it

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    May 9, 2011, 08.44 PMby junaluska

    The colours on the dress are so vivid and beautiful! I love the hairstyle as well.

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    May 9, 2011, 08.24 PMby daughterfish

    Beautiful! I love it in this fabric!

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    May 9, 2011, 07.50 PMby sew4my3

    I have to say this is probably my new favorite. This dress has a elegant look of yesteryear!

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    May 9, 2011, 07.46 PMby baka-pepica

    wow great… i have pattern to , so now i will mus try :)

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    May 9, 2011, 07.41 PMby postmodest

    the top is amazing! I love the cut. I wonder how it would look on a little bigger bust… Maybe I’ll try it myself? I see it in black and with pecil skirt, mmmm :)

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      May 9, 2011, 08.42 PMby alisondahl

      I love the top too! I would try the top in muslin first, as I know from constructing this dress, there is not ample room in the chest area. Black with a pencil skirt would be tre chic!

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    May 9, 2011, 07.31 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i want to jump into this photo!

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    May 9, 2011, 07.09 PMby Jodi Wade

    I love this dress made in a print! The fabric is gorgeous, so are the photos.

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    May 9, 2011, 06.48 PMby pearlview

    very lovely

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    May 9, 2011, 06.26 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Kaffe Fasset does it again..and I daresay since it’s a Liberty print…your dress is bound to become a collectible. Be sure to put a label inside your dress so that one day some lucky girl can trace the history of this fabulous garment.

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