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Tartan dress with fabric flower

Added Aug 6, 2010

by robygiup

Novara, Italy






A present for a friend that just had her second baby: for the first one (a boy) I realized a cross-stitched baby bathrobe, but for the second one (a girl) I thought the mum already have all that is usefull for the first months, and I wanted to create something that for sure she didn’t have for the boy: here it is! A girlish winter dress, in a very soft stretch velvet and cotton flannel for the skirt. The internal lining is a comfortable red jersey.
This is the first time I sew on stretch fabrics, it’s not very easy but I’m satisfied with the result!!! :D

The pattern is taken from an Italian paper “La Mia Boutique” but I modified it a bit because the original was open all along the back and closed with several buttons, but I thought it was easier to wear it if it had an opening on the shoulders. I used two buttons for each shoulder but didn’t calculate the right distance between them, they overlap a bit… :\
Moreover, the original didn’t have a lining, but the fabric I used for the skirt is very thin so I’d prefer to add another fabric layer. The lining is stitched to the outside not only in the upper part but also in the bottom (see last picture) because I feared it would be not so comfortable for such a yong baby to have two separated layers, so there are no openings between the inside and outside.

Since in this period I’m creating a lot of fabric flowers (also published in other projects) I used one also for this dress! :D

My only doubt is the size: the baby was born at the beginning of July, I chose the size 6-9 months for this winter, but in my opinion it looks a bit too big… but I’m not experienced at all with children, so maybe I’m wrong… or at least I hope so! :p

Isn’t it lovely??? :D

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Material Notes

cotton flannel, jersey, velvet




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Victorian
Cotton, Flannel, Knits/Jersey, Velvet

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    Sep 10, 2010, 11.41 AMby olia1981

    Really lovely dress!!! Where can i find the pattern for the flower??? Thank you!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 03.28 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable!! It looks a little like the Vivienne jumper (Burda pattern)

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      Aug 10, 2010, 07.52 AMby robygiup

      Yes, it looks similar! I saw several projects based on Vivienne jumper after publishing mine, and I think I will try also that pattern! :)

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    Aug 9, 2010, 09.28 AMby snoopy

    I liked a lot, attractive colors, overlapping fabrics fantastic, I liked the red velvet dress.

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      Aug 9, 2010, 09.33 AMby robygiup

      Thank you! :)

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    Aug 9, 2010, 08.47 AMby sertyan

    Very pretty. I love the colour combination, the plaid against the red. The fabric flower is a good touch too.

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      Aug 9, 2010, 09.33 AMby robygiup

      In this perod I would put fabric flowers everywhere! :p

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