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Tea Time Party Dress

Added Mar 17, 2011

by robiedodson

Austin, Texas, U...




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This dress has been a big seller for me….I’m thankful that most of the world has NO IDEA how ridiculously easy this stuff is! =)
I took a simple, straight-forward a-line shift pattern.
If there isn’t a back seam, i always add one so that I can fully line the dress without any visible seams at the neck and arms.
Before sewing the two layers together, i create the tuxedo ruffle lapel and sew it on to the front. (Just make a rectangle the size you want – add fusible interfacing to the back. Then create a ruffle out of the fabric of your choice, add along the sides of the rectangle)
Then, join your two layers of the dress.
Impress the world!

This product is for sale
By robiedodson at wwww.Parsimony.Etsy.com

Material Notes

I prefer to use a cotton/poly blend for this dress to eliminate some wrinkling, but it’s super fabulous in just about anything!



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Eyelet, Linen, Wool

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    Mar 18, 2011, 08.39 AMby lizah

    so sweet!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 08.01 AMby skratchd

    it’s lovely. Any chance of a tutorial? i’ve always shied away from linings because it looks too hard

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      Mar 20, 2011, 04.50 AMby robiedodson

      Great idea – if I can figure out how to post one effectively here on Burdastyle, I will…otherwise, I’ll create it in photos for my blog and get back to you. It may take a while, don’t hold your breath!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 10.31 PMby robiedodson

    Wow, thanks y’all – I’m feeling the love! Back atcha! Syl – I use all different patterns, but they are always the same – high neck, a-line shift…I’ll look around and see if I can find a burda one to use – stay tuned!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 09.28 PMby pampula

    I love this, the dress is so simple and cute! I also love the mint green dress, it looks adorable like the photo:)

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    Mar 17, 2011, 07.55 PMby Ivana Krejci

    Robie, I love this dress!!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 03.33 PMby Syl .

    I love it! It look so elegant with the ruffles;) What pattern did you use?

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    Mar 17, 2011, 03.14 PMby macmonika

    WOW , it’s perfect and I love ruffle

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