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Stripes and Scallops, Polka Dots and Pintucks

Added Jul 1, 2011

by Jodi Wade

Budapest, Hungary






This dress has been my staple dress this summer. It is comfortable, easy to throw on, good for most situations.

I based the yoke off the Danielle pattern (with a ton of changes). The body of the dress is basically a big rectangle. I used pintucks at the front and back around the waist to give it some shape, matching all the polka dots. (I pinned it while wearing it, how much would I love to have a dress form…).

It has a handpicked zip at the centre back. I love handpicking zips now!

Magdamagda has some great tips on sewing nice scallops.

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    Aug 20, 2013, 09.15 AMby cupandpenny

    Those scallops are adorable!

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    Feb 16, 2012, 05.18 AMby madebymeg

    i love how you use the scallops. very inspiring

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    Dec 22, 2011, 10.02 PMby annakonduh

    I love the scallops! So cute :)

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    Aug 28, 2011, 05.35 AMby iyah

    very lovely dress. you inspire me :)
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    Jul 3, 2011, 08.42 PMby hdk100

    You did it again! You look very pretty in your dress! (By the way: have you seen the newest BM? They are showing your dress-painting-technique! :) )

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      Jul 3, 2011, 08.53 PMby Jodi Wade

      Thank you! No, I haven’t seen it. I never buy that magazine as often as I would like to…

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    Jul 3, 2011, 02.16 PMby afiyfa

    love the dress.great colour.

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    Jul 2, 2011, 12.23 PMby melongrowergirl

    The dress looks so nice! I looked up your blog too and like your style! Are you sewing all your clothes by yourself? I bookmarked your site so I can read on about your cool life and your nice dresses :-)

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      Jul 3, 2011, 05.32 PMby Jodi Wade

      Thanks! Nowadays I am trying not to buy any clothes (except some occasional secondhand purchases), so most of the clothes I wear I have made myself.

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    Jul 2, 2011, 06.16 AMby anneecharri

    looks great!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 08.37 PMby beaufabulous

    fabulous!! I am so impressed by your dress :) It fits awesomely! I love the scallops and polka dots

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    Jul 1, 2011, 06.00 PMby klasika

    oh, you look wonderful in this dress!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 05.53 PMby mojo elgin

    Wow! This is so cute! Great job matching all those little dots in your pintucks!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 02.55 PMby jenyjenny

    Scallops are so sought-after now. You did a beautiful job on this.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 01.18 PMby kristensaurus

    I really, really like this. Especially the yoke! Love scallops so much.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 01.05 PMby zsyzu

    I love the scallop details. Very nice dress. Good job!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 11.47 AMby kelerabeus

    You’ve managed to put all the sweet details in one dress, how awesome is that! You can’t even recognize the original pattern, it’s really great.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 11.34 AMby chased-away

    this is really nice! :)

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