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The tiny greenhouse dress

Added Jun 22, 2010

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






A few weeks ago, I brought back a LOT of fabrics from my grand ma’s collection. She stopped sewing a few years ago but still has more than a full wardrobe filled with fabrics. I was very curious about this sixties blocked one, so I gave it a try.

I really liked the pattern from burdastyle (june 2010-101). It can be a tunic or a long dress. It didn’t work as a long dress, so I cut it so it would be short.

Now came the time to “Pimp my dress”:
- green biais around the neckline
- green kind of underskirt
- green patches on the top
- buttons on the patches (hearts from the 80’s from my grandma, polka dots, skyrockets)

On the pictures, I am playing with my mini greenhouse. It was a gift from my man, with pumpkins seeds!

Also, I LOVE these rubber boots. I got them to go to the hen week end of my best friend. Yeay!




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Geek, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Apr 5, 2011, 11.04 PMby peaches2218

    Wonderful, as always. I love how your personality shines though your garments and the photoshoots to showcase them. That’s what sewing really should be about anyway, isn’t it?—making our clothes our own! I like the contrast of the not-overly-busy print and the pop of solid green.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 03.15 PMby ritualbath

    Love it and the pictures! I was thinking about this top and now seeing it on you I am so ready to make my own! Thank you for such a great photo spread!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 04.18 AMby jakir

    Love it, love it, love it. You and the dress. Thanks for being you, and showing us ‘pimps’ so far from the original. You’re very talented.

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      Jul 14, 2010, 09.49 AMby laurwyn

      Thank you for your nice comment… Sewing is a fun thing for me, and I love not taking it too seriously ;)

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    Jul 13, 2010, 07.11 PMby Jacqueline Clarissa Wachell

    great Job!! Love it and you in it!!!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 02.07 AMby jssca

    I love your pimping! I don’t know if it’s what I love best about it, but the underskirt is great. The boots match quite nicely too :D

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    Jun 23, 2010, 05.25 PMby ashchaser

    You and your cute projects, they’re AWESOME

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      Jun 24, 2010, 05.39 PMby laurwyn

      Coming from you, that is a very big compliment!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.57 PMby lilioleana

    I love it, and really like you as a model. You are great!

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      Jun 24, 2010, 05.38 PMby laurwyn

      Thank you! I find really sad that curvier persons cut their heads on the photos, or only do basic garments with sad shapes and fabrics! Though I can’t wait for my weight loss to accelerate so I can do cute things that wouldn’t look good at the moment.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 02.25 PMby tamezdc

    Nicely “pimped” dress!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 01.32 PMby emilie6709

    So cute! And you did pimp it really prettily!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 08.53 AMby flowergirl22

    i love the wellies to go they are great,, so jealous of all the fabrics you got your hands on

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      Jun 23, 2010, 09.01 AMby laurwyn

      I even got a wonderful silk from the 40’s that belonged to my grand ma’s mother!

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      Jun 23, 2010, 09.33 AMby flowergirl22


      you have to have a loock at this shop its great,, based in the uk,,, you will love it

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      Jun 24, 2010, 05.36 PMby laurwyn

      Oh you shouldn’t have given me that link…

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.13 AMby caramia-made

    Cute pictures – totally made me smile!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 12.54 AMby Jodi Wade

    I love how you always have such fun photos!

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      Jun 24, 2010, 05.35 PMby laurwyn

      I have to thank my boyfriend for that ;)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 10.17 PMby violetsky

    Another wonderful creation my dear.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 09.44 PMby kihli

    Absolutely cool dress! I also like the boots, the greenhouse, and your pictures!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 09.29 PMby Abigail A

    Nice job personalizing this dress. It’s very cute!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 09.20 PMby sarsaparilla

    Cute dress, and great pictures! I love your green gumboots :)

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