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The Limoncello Frock Grosgrain

Added May 7, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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So let me start off by describing the dress. If you look closely at the pictures below you will see that it is a swiss dot-like material.

The top is pintucked with tiny cap sleeves. Peaking out around the neckline are white fabric covered buttons and white button loops. Also, matching yellow lace lines the v-neck front and is echoed in the underskirt peaking out at the bottom.

The bodice is pulled together by a removable creased sash with white piping lining the outside. It ties together in the back and falls down to the bottom of the skirt line.

I designed the sash to taper off at the sides and be widest in the middle to flatter the figure best.

The underskirt is made of tulle so that the skirt opens up into a generous A-line and as I mentioned earlier has a lace lining peaking out at the bottom.

I was inspired one day while watching the food network. Huh? That’s right, specifically Giada’s at Home and her limoncello recipe. Everytime I watch her show and see her fabulous springtime recipes and Italian getaways it feels sunny and warm regardless of what season it may be.

Her description of limoncello made me water at the mouth. And what’s more spring than gathering outdoors on a warm evening with your friends and enjoying dinner and lemon drinks? Obviously the choice of dress color was born from the inspiration of her lemon drink recipe.

I wanted this dress to be a perfect choice for a fancy lunch with friends or picnic with your husband.

Material Notes

Yellow Swiss Dot
Yellow Lace




Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Jul 22, 2010, 08.08 PMby meseide

    Another gorgeous dress from you! I love the color and the pleating detail.

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    May 12, 2010, 04.42 AMby jwick5

    This is beautiful. It is so summery. I love that the photos are taken at a picnic.

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    May 10, 2010, 01.28 PMby purplejb99

    This is STUNNING, reminds me of lemonade in summer. :) Great job, and it fits you beautifully.

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    May 10, 2010, 10.40 AMby nessys

    When I first saw the name of this lovely Frock – my brain only focused on the “grosgrain” bit . . and then I looked at the pics and thought – wow – that dress is like a lovely, fizzy lemon sorbet – and I then looked and read the rest of the Frock’s name! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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    May 9, 2010, 09.50 PMby nenasew

    Lovely. I want to drink this dress.

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    May 9, 2010, 04.34 PMby marinaglory

    Beautiful symmetry and detailing!!

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    May 9, 2010, 12.14 AMby rifka

    Limoncello indeed! Sweet, tart, and refreshing all in one. Your dress is beautiful and your attention to detail is remarkable.

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    May 8, 2010, 11.46 PMby ideagirl

    A gorgeous dress — (in my favorite colour). I have been working on yellow dress for a few weeks now, but seeing your creation just makes me want to start mine over! Super creative and a fab finished dress. Enjoy!

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    May 8, 2010, 04.12 PMby msniaalys

    Simply stunning!

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    May 8, 2010, 03.23 PMby frankiesoup

    So, so pretty! :D

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    May 8, 2010, 02.21 PMby rshelly13

    limoncello was one of my favorite parts of visiting cinque-terre, italy. you did a wonderful job of using something as inspiration for a dress design. the color is very reminiscent of the liquor and the playfulness of the design is wonderful. great job.

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    May 8, 2010, 02.14 PMby amibambini

    Great dress, awesome photos.

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    May 8, 2010, 01.57 PMby assets

    I love it perfect for this summer. Well done!!

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    May 8, 2010, 01.39 PMby naynaycookie

    Oh that I were this gifted to create this dress! WOW! I LOVE IT!!

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    May 8, 2010, 07.26 AMby irmchen

    Absolutely fantastic!!! :-)

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    May 8, 2010, 05.35 AMby in-stockholm

    wow! it’s gorgeous!

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    May 8, 2010, 05.29 AMby tradsahm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I’d LOVE to wear that dress!

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    May 8, 2010, 02.59 AMby cquinn13

    absolutely amazing. Incredible job!

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    May 8, 2010, 02.08 AMby caramia-made

    Loooooooove it!!!! And now I want limoncello! tee hee hee

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    May 8, 2010, 01.00 AMby nuiwida23

    It’s gorgeous!

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    May 8, 2010, 12.51 AMby pixxxiepie

    Just absolutely deliciously lovely!! I must make one for myself very soon…It’s just too darn cute, retro-beautiful!

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    May 8, 2010, 12.23 AMby smallone

    wow look at all those perfectly aligned pin tucks…I admire your patience….and of course this dress :)

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    May 7, 2010, 09.56 PMby pinup

    gorgeous! LOVE the colour, lovely photos too :)

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    May 7, 2010, 08.19 PMby msgems

    I am sooo jealous of this. I want one.. its so lovely. Did you make up the pattern yourself?

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      May 7, 2010, 11.25 PMby grosgrain

      Yes, I didn’t actually make a pattern though. I just cut the material as I went.

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    May 7, 2010, 06.57 PMby tschnuggel1980

    Wow I really love this dress. The color, the lace… it’s simply perfect.

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    May 7, 2010, 06.55 PMby easbrooke

    Beautiful! I’m loving this dress. Good job. :)

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    May 7, 2010, 05.28 PMby anajan

    Just so you know: I downloaded the picture of this dress from your blog the other day, with intention to knock it off! It is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love everything about it – the pleated bias bodice, the circle skirt, the color, the lace. Bravo!

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    May 7, 2010, 04.45 PMby saranoemi

    Just beautiful! How long did it take you to complete?

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      May 7, 2010, 05.39 PMby grosgrain

      Ohhh about three days.

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