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Strawberry kitschy halter-neck dress

Added Nov 4, 2012

by jojokitten

Portsmouth, Unit...






This is my very first dress!

This is made from Simplicity 2884 and wasn’t as easy for a beginner as I’d have liked! I’d have had no chance understanding the instructions if it weren’t for the fact that i’m taking dressmaking classes and my teacher was able to help me! My attention to detail will always out and of course I had to add little strawberry buttons to the halter neck strap.No one will be able to see them of course, but oh well!

I’ve loved and hated making this dress in equal measures but now it’s done I love it again! I wanted something a bit different and a bit ‘vintagey’ in style. I think that’s what I ended up with! I am going to make a removable dress net for underneath now to give it a bit of flair!

it’s not an everyday kind of a dress but it was a great learning curve because I had to learn so many basic things such as invisible zippers,lining and boning!

Blogged about here-

Material Notes

Cotton in a strawberry print from Fabric land in the UK – £3.49 per meter (about 3 1/2 meters used I think!) plus some inexpensive polyester lightweight lining in black for the bodice. Boning used in the bodice and side invisible zipper.




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    Mar 9, 2013, 12.50 PMby DorisS

    Really cute.

    P.S. I’ve got to say, the name of your blog made me burst out laughing.

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      Mar 9, 2013, 04.37 PMby jojokitten

      lol – thanks! It seemed like a good name for a ‘sort of’ sewing blog ! Though due to illness sewing projects have a been a bit thin on the ground lately!

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    Nov 4, 2012, 11.08 PMby bethmaryharley

    Wow! I can’t believe this is your first dress! It looks so well made! Nice one! :)

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    Nov 4, 2012, 09.18 PMby Paula Carter

    It´s beautiful!!!!!!

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    Nov 4, 2012, 06.28 PMby Mary Athey

    this would be a great dress for an ecperienced seamstress but the fact that this is your first dress makes its wonderful well done. x

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      Nov 4, 2012, 07.21 PMby jojokitten

      Aww, thanks for the sweet comment!

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    Nov 4, 2012, 06.09 PMby carolientje

    well done and jammie :-)

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      Nov 4, 2012, 07.21 PMby jojokitten

      jammie :) thanks!

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