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The Up in the Air Dress

Added Jun 7, 2010

by meredithm

Montreal, Canada






This fabric reminded me of something you might see at Anthropologie, and so I created this dress. Although I didn’t use any overall pattern, I pulled out an old Burda pattern (3446) for the bust shape. The pleats were made of a separate overlay panel, and I sewed an inner lining of pure linen. I finished the dress with a underskirt of linen and a empire-waisted sash to give it a bit more oomph and flow.

Material Notes

Fabric is Classic Conversationals – #1276-0142, designed by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics. 100& cotton.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Linen

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    Jun 11, 2010, 03.30 AMby littlewren

    love it! adorable! the fabric and the dress go together lovelyly : )

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    Jun 10, 2010, 06.14 PMby happypuppy

    Adorable, I love it why not make up the pattern & sell it? I would be your first customer.
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    Jun 10, 2010, 01.55 PMby sunny74

    I love the details and it looks so wearable.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 12.27 AMby sertyan

    I love the pleats, the little ruffly winged sleeves and the fabric (is that some smiley head?). Simply very pretty and dainty!!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 01.45 PMby genni


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    Jun 8, 2010, 11.38 PMby prairieponygirl

    So cute! The perfect romping summer dress!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 07.34 PMby onegoodapple

    great details and i love the fabric!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 07.06 PMby assets

    Really nice Great details on it.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 03.25 PMby laurwyn

    It’s very nice and simple with a quirky twist ! I lovee it! I might steal your idea of sewing the pleats piece on the bust :)

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    Jun 7, 2010, 12.44 PMby aggelicat .)

    such a ♥ly dress!
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    Jun 7, 2010, 10.53 AMby mishiko

    so lovely!! I love the fabric..

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    Jun 7, 2010, 02.38 AMby mollyapple

    Very pretty dress, loving lots of your details on it!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 02.02 AMby sewingqueen-1

    I love Anthropologie – and you have certainly captured the look with this dress. The fabric is wonderful – as are the pleats. congratulations.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.52 AMby kimboat

    lovely, so sweet and feminine.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.29 AMby Lisette O

    IT does look just like something from Anthropologie! The pleating detail is a great touch.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.19 AMby tamezdc

    Nice dress!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 12.44 AMby ohnapoleon

    Very pretty! Love the pleats.

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