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Strawberry contour bust dress

Added Feb 7, 2011

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






A simple dress made from 1m of strawberry-printed cotton.

This is my latest dress produced from my ‘Project De-Stash’! The contour bust pattern is brilliant, and it’s free too, so a big thank you to miasu! It was a tad too big for me, but that was easily solved by itaking the side and centre back seams in. I wasn’t working with much fabric, so I made teeny-tiny pleats in the remaining skirt material. I finished it off in an afternoon. Don’t you love those quick little projects?

In hindsight, I should have lined the bodice instead of using bias binding to finish the top seam off. I’d love to get some more fabric to make a fuller skirt, because at the moment it’s too difficult to run around in! I spied the same fabric in my local sewing store, and I’m keeping a close eye on it in case it comes on sale :)

You can read the unabridged version on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood

Material Notes

Cotton, invisible zipper, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Apr 1, 2011, 06.48 PMby br1315

    Stumbled across this dress while looking for patterns… The fabric you used is perfect, and the dress came together beautifully! Great job. :)

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    Feb 8, 2011, 11.50 AMby elegantmusings

    What a lovely little dress—looks perfect for warmer weather. :) I’m loving the print especially!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 08.01 AMby jodieclark

    I love this one too!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 04.13 AMby fabricaddict

    Your dress is lovely!!!!!

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