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VintageModern Design Challenge - Urban Prairie Dress All Gro...

Added Jan 21, 2012

by Julia Morley

Pittsburgh, Penn...






When I was a child, I always used to look enviously at the women’s clothing wishing I was big enough to wear it. Now I have the same feeling when I look at the children’s section. So when I was looking for patterns to use in the Vintage Modern Design Challenge and I saw Indygo Junction’s Urban Prairie dress, my first thought was that I wanted to wear it myself!

So, I blew it up into a grown-up pattern :-). It essentially ended up being a redraft of the original, but I tried hard to maintain the original look while turning it into a more “womanly” piece with some finer details. It’s edged with flat eyelet lace and tied in the back with a double ribbon bow that actually comes out of giant buttonholes in the waistband. I love pockets in dresses, so I added some of those, too.

I had some extra eyelet lace and decided to add a headband. I love Amy Barickman’s Zipper embellishments, so I made the heart on the headband out of a red zipper. I was having so much fun that I couldn’t resist using some extra ribbon to put the little bows on my shoes. I think this outfit just begs to be worn on for Valentine’s day :-)

Not even on the honorable mention list in the design challenge – working on figuring out where I went wrong and looking forward to the next contest :-)

Material Notes

Cotton, Flat Eyelet Lace, Ribbon




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Eyelet


Indygo Junction

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    Jan 25, 2012, 03.44 PMby heidilea

    Adorable! The more I see what people make, the more I want to take this challenge!

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      Jan 25, 2012, 06.29 PMby Julia Morley

      you should! It was a ton of fun and the patterns are easy to work with :-)

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    Jan 23, 2012, 03.17 AMby chika85

    so pretty!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 03.17 PMby Jaja---

    Very nice dress!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 03.09 PMby floreedith

    Nice….Well done!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 05.40 PMby Kasiorist

    this is really lovely, I would love to make a similar one. the lace is so cute…

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    Jan 21, 2012, 04.48 PMby applesofavalon

    Great dress! Perfect for Valentine’s Day :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 04.05 PMby floreedith

    Well done!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 01.20 PMby corarae

    Very cute & so clever! I love the details on both the dress & accessories.

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