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Tea Dress

Added Jun 1, 2009

by Les Bonnes V...

Paris, France






I made this dress to wear to afternoon tea on my birthday at a posh hotel downtown. It’s actually the first mock-up of a dress I’m wearing to a wedding, so it’s not perfect.

Sorry about the blurry pictures, I may upload some better ones at a later date.

Material Notes

2.5 yards woven houndstooth fabric, 1 black 1" zipper, fusing optional




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Blends


Drafted the bodice by heavily modifying the “Coffee Date Dress” (lower neckline, change to princess seam, etc.) bodice and a following a basic dirndl skirt pattern.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 08.45 AMby bjorgg

    love it!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 07.38 AMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

    kaitui_kiwi & Constance_K> it is a black slip with lace edging that is peeking through…not part of the dress, but hey it worked :)

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    Jun 2, 2009, 04.31 PMby nattyjane


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    Jun 2, 2009, 01.50 PMby amarie

    I’m grabbing a cup for this is my kind of tea.

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    Jun 2, 2009, 12.17 PMby majola

    I love your dress. You look awesome in it!

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    Jun 2, 2009, 01.25 AMby Marte Holm

    Love it! I’m wondering about the same as Kiwi? Either way, it sort of ties it together, in a very cute way.

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    Jun 1, 2009, 11.42 PMby sew4my3

    I adore this design! The changes to “Coffee Date Dress” are very creative! It actually looks vintage with a modern flair. Well done!

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    Jun 1, 2009, 08.31 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love the lace detail too, is that part of the dress or an undergarment? Great idea anyway, well done :)

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    Jun 1, 2009, 12.52 PMby lunatepetal

    love the lace detail :) classy!

    happy b-day, by the way :) :) :)

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