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The Oh Dear Frock

Added May 10, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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I’m calling this the ‘Oh Dear’ frock because that’s what Brian said when he walked in the door, yesterday morning. I can’t even remember why but I do remember telling him at the time that’s that what I would call the dress. And I think it’s suiting.

The frock is dark navy blue. The material is thin and finespun. I added a built in nylon liner. I also added a band of opaque navy silk-like material at the bottom.

Pleated ruffled nylon lines the neck and bodice. Four navy fabric covered buttons line the front.

An interesting detail are the inverted pleats that surround the front of the bodice.

This photo shoot took a lot of muscle on my part. I had to push our bed from one end of the room to the other….by myself! It was a busy morning and Brian was getting ready to go to his mother’s house. But you know what? I liked it better there. I tried to convince him to keep it that way but at the end of the day we just ended up pushing it back.

But he did get me this modcloth ring for mother’s day (it’s an inside thing). So he’s good in my book.

Material Notes

pleated nylon chiffon




Garment Type
Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton

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    Oct 17, 2010, 10.23 AMby pampula

    this looks so lovely!

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    Jul 22, 2010, 08.19 PMby meseide

    Oh my! I really can’t decide which one of your dresses I love most..

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    Jul 3, 2010, 11.21 AMby wishofhappiness

    love it, love it, love it! very cute & girlie!

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    May 16, 2010, 05.07 PMby cbsheff

    So much love for this dress. You made it so precisely.

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    May 14, 2010, 11.18 AMby tradsahm

    You’re awesome! I need to get back to my sewing machine… :)

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    May 12, 2010, 10.09 PMby elyzampa

    Great pictures and lovely dress, really a good work!

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    May 12, 2010, 03.20 AMby missymellie

    This dress is so sweet! I love it!

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    May 11, 2010, 03.24 PMby laurii

    the dress looks perfect:) !

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    May 11, 2010, 06.47 AMby maatranut

    So chic! I like dress this one

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    May 11, 2010, 05.28 AMby ladysophie

    Nice job!

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    May 11, 2010, 03.55 AMby nessys

    Oh Dear – It’s just gorgeous! Love that blue and white, just love it. Once again, you have surpassed yourself!

    Hey – BTW nice ring! What a nice Brian he is.

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    May 10, 2010, 11.26 PMby laurwyn

    Lovely dress! I fall in love with all the dresses you put online! Also, do you know where I could find a tutorial for that kind of ruffles?

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    May 10, 2010, 11.05 PMby marinaglory

    So lovely! I love every detail- especially the banded bottom in a silky fabric. Beautiful pictures too!

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    May 10, 2010, 08.45 PMby susanne2011

    this is really pretty, you did a wonderful job!

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    May 10, 2010, 05.47 PMby assets

    Oh Dear I love it!!!

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    May 10, 2010, 05.41 PMby gray

    So cute!! =)

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    May 10, 2010, 05.36 PMby bathina

    A lovely dress!

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    May 10, 2010, 03.02 PMby lepetithoot

    Every time you upload a project it’s more beautiful than the next! You’re extremely talented and this dress is a gem. The fit looks amazing and all of the little details just really pull it all together. <3 I love it!

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    May 10, 2010, 02.18 PMby candicej

    You could even have gone with the Oh Goodness Frock, because OH GOODNESS, it’s BEAUTIFUL :-)

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