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The Deer Dress

Added Feb 12, 2015

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I found this fabric at my favorite place, Loraine’s in Pawtucket, RI for $1.99 a yard and in 2 colors no less! I had to buy both and wanted to incorporate both into one garment. I sometimes fall prey to this type of situation, where my materials are just too perfect and I use it all to the detriment of the final product. In this case, I feel it came out just right.

The fabric seems like it was intended for ties and has tiny little deer motifs all over it. I also found the perfect lining, an off white with tiny polka dots in the perfect shade of maroon. I used a vintage pattern with kimono sleeves and a separate neckline yoke. I liked the navy fabric better so I used that for most of the dress and kept the red for the yoke. I also made some piping out of the red and added it to the waist line seam to tie it in a little more. To add a little more interest, I added some vintage silver buttons along the shoulder seams.

I was fortunate enough to have this one professionally photographed by the very talented Danel at Danel Photography. It is worn by the beautiful model Lena. Images © Danel Photography.

Material Notes

$1.99 Tie Fabric




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage



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    Feb 19, 2015, 11.39 AMby nrobson

    like it very much, gorgeous fabric contrasting, looks slinky! xx

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    Feb 15, 2015, 04.42 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you everyone!

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    Feb 14, 2015, 12.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress and model :)

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    Feb 13, 2015, 07.23 PMby KannaK

    Amazing dress :)

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    Feb 13, 2015, 10.40 AMby chula123

    very nicely done! gorgeous fabric and well photographed!

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    Feb 13, 2015, 10.40 AMby chula123

    very nicely done! gorgeous fabric and well photographed!

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    Feb 13, 2015, 07.35 AMby Inga 888

    love the fabric and how you have put it together. great dress :)

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    Feb 13, 2015, 05.39 AMby Mokara

    All I can say is WOW!

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    Feb 13, 2015, 04.40 AMby kisses

    Totally hot…fabric looks expensive and I like the photos

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    Feb 13, 2015, 02.20 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you!!

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    Feb 12, 2015, 10.52 PMby Ivanamania

    all the details and the dress itself are fantastic!

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    Feb 12, 2015, 10.50 PMby cris orange

    Great dress, it looks very expensive! I like the way you combined the two materials and also the waist piping. The photos are stunning, especially the first one!

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    Feb 12, 2015, 10.17 PMby liliv-1

    I like it very much and I like the photos as well, very very well done!

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    Feb 12, 2015, 09.11 PMby libra-s

    What a beautiful dress!

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    Feb 12, 2015, 09.05 PMby Mary Athey

    Fantastic dress x

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    Feb 12, 2015, 08.58 PMby Novisan

    Absolutely stunning! /Another Lena

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