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The Daisy Dress

Added Jul 12, 2010

by iroiro

Gloucester, Unit...






You may recognise this dress, all those of you who are fans of the Stylish Dress Book series, and that is because in a truly unimaginative manner I made the exact cover dress on SDB 3. But I forgive myself for my lack of creativity. Firstly, because I think it was perfect as they had done it. Secondly, because all my creativity was needed in trying to understand what to do!! I am no expert when it comes to Japanese (konichiwa?!), and this has not proved a problem before, however I feel it may have speeded up the process slightly if I could have read the pattern…ah well, I finished it after a hectic weekend of sewing.

The next trial came with finding the applique daisies for the front, but of course Etsy came to the rescue and the only reason it has taken so long to finally post up pictures is due to my laziness…ahem.

The dress is pattern L in the Stylish Dress Book 3 and uses a whopping 4 metres of fabric! Actually, when I write it here it doesn’t seem that much, but it is in comparison to my 1 metre dress! There was a LOT of top stitching involved here, and I am happy to say that both the inside and out are raw-edge free. I feel there is almost nothing worse (slight exaggeration) than raw edges here, there and everywhere, so french seams and fake french seams have become my new best friends. There may even be a slightly more boring collection of photographs to follow on my blog, in order to show off my yards of neat topstitching!! haha

What particularly drew me to this pattern was the wrap detail on the back paired with a plain front. It seems opposite to usual and I rather liked it. I hope you do too!

Thanks to my brother, Sebastian, for his help with the photography.

For more from our mini photoshoot, visit my blog: iro iro

Material Notes

Blue cotton, applique daisies




Garment Type

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    Nov 17, 2010, 12.30 PMby seazoo

    wow so sweet dress…! and Those photos are very cinematic beautiful!

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    Jul 21, 2010, 12.11 PMby nuiwida23

    This is so FREAKING adorable! Even if it isn’t your original design, you did a wonderful job. Just to be able to say you made it is an accomplishment :)

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    Jul 18, 2010, 12.03 AMby Rachel Parish

    amazing amazing amazing. i love the color and everything else about it.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 08.25 AMby elvou

    love itttt

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    Jul 14, 2010, 04.07 PMby in-stockholm

    Very cute!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 12.07 AMby candicestoenail

    wow. i love this dress. it’s so adorable, and it matches so well with your shoes too!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 08.31 AMby laurwyn

    Wow, 4 meters! I wouldn’t have expected it! The back of the dress is very nice! and the rest of the dress too ;)

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.17 AMby juebejue

    its lovely! the wrap back is very lovely!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 12.05 AMby loyl8

    adorable!!!! reminds me of some kind of alice in wonderland dress..I dont know why but great job!!

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    Jul 12, 2010, 11.34 PMby violetsky

    What a beautiful dress, it’s so sweet and romantic. Your brother has a good photographic eye.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 11.09 PMby seussian

    You have the coolest shoes for all of your photoshoot! I love this color on you, too! God bless you, MGJ

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