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The its your birthday and I get the present dress.

Added Mar 18, 2012

by buddingnatur...

Melbourne, Austr...






I love this dress, its the perfect throw on and walk out of the house choice for dressy but not formal occasions. I made this to wear on my partner’s last birthday. He liked it. It was bit fiddly because I made it fully lined instead of using facings as the pattern instructions suggested. Also, this was my first time putting an invisible zipper into anything so I hand sewed the lining over the zipper tape using prick stitches.


Material Notes

$5 ‘Christmas’ cotton fabric from Spotlight (back when I used to buy fabric there)
Gutterman thread
Vogue 8511 (AA)
Fine white cotton voile for the lining
Invisible zipper
Invisible zipper foot (Brother)
Brother NS-20 sewing machine




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage


Vogue patterns

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    Jul 12, 2012, 05.57 AMby leokadia

    nice dress!

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    May 21, 2012, 06.14 AMby laracrj

    Absolutely beautiful – I like yours much better than the pattern image!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 04.50 PMby juanitatortilla


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    Mar 21, 2012, 07.29 AMby loulourosa

    What a cute dress, it looks so good on you!

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    Mar 20, 2012, 04.18 AMby smallone

    I agree with janul…wouldnt even have looked twice at this based on the envelope drawing…. but yours is so lovely!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 05.03 AMby Rikamekko

    Fabulous dress! the pleats look really beautiful : )

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    Mar 18, 2012, 08.58 PMby tejka

    cute dress!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 01.16 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Love the print on the fabric, really cute! Dress looks fab too!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 01.16 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Love the print on the fabric, really cute! Dress looks fab too!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 12.37 PMby buddingnaturalist

    Thanks guys, your positive comments are much appreciated!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 11.10 AMby schnui

    Well done once again,; you are doing so well and this dress is lovely.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 10.19 AMby Douli Bee

    I agree with janul…yours looks much much better than the one in the pattern picture! Very good job! I love it :-)

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    Mar 18, 2012, 08.47 AMby camelia-crinoline

    Cute. I love the pleating on the skirt.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 08.26 AMby janul

    gorgeous! I don´t really like the pattern picture, but your version is beautiful!

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