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The Conservative Mushroom

Added Jul 7, 2010

by mariposa21

, United Kingdom






The previous project I uploaded (I’m really behind!) was a cry for help, and it was answered! Apart from giving me some obvious suggestions, some of you gave me some greatly appreciated words of wisdom.
I’ve definitely learnt something from this:

1. A dress has a personality; sometimes you just can’t change that.
2. Accessorize, you can only tweak its style!
3. Every dress has its occasion, it’s knowing when and how.

I was really fed up with how the dress was permanently a ’50’s Minnie Mouse and just couldn’t get my head around it. It was only when I started broadening my inspiration to Pippi Langstumpf (believe it or not!), mushrooms, the forest and other patterned fabrics that I could put the dress in a different context. Even so, the less the more on this one I think, I even refrained from putting a second pocket on! As for the occasion, it was perfect! It was the 75th anniversary and school reunion of my Dad’s, where people are pleasantly posh but not snobbish ;)

A success I think, but I won’t mention the fact that I was hand sewing till the minute we got out of the car!)




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 25, 2011, 04.37 PMby jd98

    you did it!!! well done for being brave and not giving up (and you definitely don’t look like Minnie Mouse!) I did try mine on, and then threw it back in the UFO pile :p

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      Aug 25, 2011, 08.28 PMby mariposa21

      Ahh bless you! I was actually going to ask what had happened to its long lost sister since then!! If you ever do it, I’d love to see how it turns out! :P

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    Aug 24, 2011, 10.50 PMby secondbedroom

    Cute as a button! Love it.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 09.35 PMby kerstika

    Total süßes Kleid! Und ein super Name obendrein :)

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      Aug 24, 2011, 09.40 PMby mariposa21

      Haha, danke! ;)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 08.10 PMby MientjiB

    Yes, definitely Pippi Longstocking! Your dress is gorgeous and very, very wearable, so enjoy it :-)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 07.36 PMby Kasiorist

    beautiful dress! great work, love it

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