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Strapless Floral Dress

Added Mar 21, 2011

by dixiediy

Austin, Texas, U...






The pattern is an out of print McCall’s pattern (M5849) which I really enjoyed. It was the first time I ever attempted a garment that used boning and I liked working with something new. The pattern itself was easy to assemble. I also liked the gathered waist. With this lightweight cotton all the gathers give the skirt a lot of “poof.” It’s a good skirt for twirling.

Read more about this dress (and the unfortunate reason why I don’t wear it) at my blog

Material Notes





Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Silk, Velvet

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    Mar 23, 2011, 08.31 AMby bohemiannow

    As far as I can tell, these paper just catch the bleeding colour in the washing water, nothing can prevent the colours to bleed. So if your fabric bleeds dry, it will when wet too and hopefull the bleeding already done will end up in the water and will be caught by the paper… there’s nothing to loose I think. You’re welcome. Let me know.

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    Mar 22, 2011, 09.33 AMby bohemiannow

    Lovely fabric! Try washing the dress again with one of these colour catching traps (those little white papers that absorbe colours while washing in a washing machine- I hope i make sence!).

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      Mar 22, 2011, 04.57 PMby dixiediy

      hmm, good idea. I wonder if those sheets will work if the color has already bled (as opposed to just keeping it from bleeding). I’ll try it anyway, thanks!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 12.16 AMby milnay3

    very cute

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    Mar 21, 2011, 06.30 PMby Priscilla Folley

    That is adorable!

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    Mar 21, 2011, 06.01 PMby lienepien

    Nice dress and fabric! Too bad of the blotches! (I read your blog) On the pictures it looks like it look like interfacing that shines through the upper fabric but isn’t ;) I can imagine that when it is all over the dress you do not like it to wear!

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