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the sweetharte dress

Added Feb 3, 2011

by sweetharte

Toronto, Canada






this is one of my favorite garments that i’ve ever made, probably because i didn’t expect it to turn in to much of anything. i bought some fabric on clearance for $3 a meter and figured i could try to make it into something magical, and guess what. it worked.

the dress has a mock button front, a zipper up the back and cap sleeves. the pattern is extremely simple, and i frankensteined it from some commercial patterns. to make it a little more special i used a lot of scraps for ruffling details around the neckline and hem. pair that with an attached midriff tie and some vintage-looking buttons and you have yourself a winner!

Material Notes

this is just a cheap polyester georgette, but it’s super soft and catches the air really well. the print i chose is a little subdued, so paired with the frilly accents it creates a really nice balance.




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    May 15, 2011, 12.58 PMby mwelland

    What a great dress! The details around the neck really take it to the next level.

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    Feb 3, 2011, 05.52 PMby Laura Bolčina


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    Feb 3, 2011, 12.13 PMby little-meep

    This is so cute. I love the fabric and the ruffles (particularly the skirt) really lift it!

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