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The State Fair Frock Grosgrain

Added May 5, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...







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Finally, I made a dress. It had been too long. And I have to tell you, it seemed at least three times harder than before. Setting aside time each day takes a lot of planning and effort. It seems I have something to do everyday, imagine that. Appointments, playdates, grocery shopping, school pickups. My life is just soooo busy {insert eye roll here}. Now that it’s warm again, we can start taking more outdoor photos which look SOO much better and are SOO much more fun and flattering.

This is a very lightweight dark wash denim wrap dress trimmed with cherry red bias tape. It has a double layer of ruffles that wrap around the bodice. The sleeves are similar to the Eight O’Clock Frock, cut in a rectangle shape and ending at just under the arm. The wrap comes together at the side in a bow.

I made the hem a little higher than I normally do. I guess I was needing a little more flirty in my life. It was a little tight on me but since it is a wrap dress the fit is more varied so I would guess that this dress should fit a size 2-6. I’m about a 6-8.

The dress reminded me of summer. Perhaps its because I’m just itching for its arrival but with the shorter length and sleeves I saw someone wearing this on a warm summer date. Perhaps to a fair? We’ve all been to the state fair. It’s in summer. It’s in a part of town that’s populated but has a lot of grassy patches. A little bit country yet crowded and clamourous. That’s how I saw this dress. Flirty but a little modern.

Material Notes

Denim, bias tape




Garment Type
Mod, Other, Romantic

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    Jul 20, 2012, 01.57 PMby Queenie500

    I love this dress. Where can we find the pattern for this frock? i have been uable to find it yet.

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    Jul 22, 2010, 08.01 PMby meseide

    Beautiful dress and I just love the color combination…

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    May 12, 2010, 04.45 AMby jwick5

    This dress is fantastic!

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    May 10, 2010, 02.49 PMby carottesauvage


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    May 8, 2010, 06.49 PMby gray

    This is soooo wonderful. I think you know it already!

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    May 8, 2010, 02.46 PMby assets

    When I saw this I thought WOW It is gorgeous I love denim and the red edge is well brilliant.

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    May 7, 2010, 02.29 PMby tamezdc

    This dress has the boutique look to it. Awesome color combination.

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    May 7, 2010, 01.26 PMby kelepso


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    May 7, 2010, 01.19 AMby beaufabulous

    such and adorable dress! I love it!

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    May 6, 2010, 05.25 PMby lenarrrd

    So beautiful :) I don’t normally enter competitions, but I couldn’t help but comment cause this is too cute to miss out on!

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    May 6, 2010, 10.53 AMby bttn

    Wow, wonderful, I totally in love :)

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    May 6, 2010, 10.03 AMby emilie6709

    Simply gorgeous!

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    May 6, 2010, 10.01 AMby anajan

    So so cute! Love it!

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    May 6, 2010, 09.01 AMby laurwyn

    It’s so cute! You really need to link the pattern! I would looooove to do it!

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    May 6, 2010, 04.50 AMby x-alexandra-x

    Wow this is lovely! did you use a pattern? wrap around dresses are super cute with their bows and yours is no exception! the red tape is just the icing on the cute denim cake =)

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    May 6, 2010, 02.26 AMby calicocouture

    Beautiful! I entered the giveaway

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    May 5, 2010, 11.47 PMby mlssfshn

    Absolutely delicious!

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    May 5, 2010, 11.36 PMby pixxxiepie

    Stunning little dress I must say! Great job and that cherry red trim really makes it pop!

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    May 5, 2010, 07.25 PMby Isabel Alexander

    It’s so cute, really great job. Lovely pictures too.

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    May 5, 2010, 06.47 PMby wonderland1

    beautiful!!! excellent work!

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    May 5, 2010, 06.30 PMby laceumbrella

    This is a lovely dreation! The shape is great!

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    May 5, 2010, 05.42 PMby lala86

    I like it so much!!! congrats

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    May 5, 2010, 05.33 PMby sittaholi

    This dress is truly stunning. It’s so simple and classic yet so outstanding.

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    May 5, 2010, 05.26 PMby angelbabypaty

    I absolutely love this dress I linked it on my blog an commented on your blog. My husband laughed at me when i told him this dress makes me want to cry.

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    May 5, 2010, 05.08 PMby kristensaurus

    absolutely gorgeous. I want one!!

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