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Added Jan 23, 2011

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






My heart skipped a beat when I first saw this vintage fabric in my craftschool’s closet. I desperately wanted to make a dress of it, but the fabric piece was very small and to add insult to injury some children had cut pieces out from the middle of the fabric. It took me three hours onlyt to set the pattern pieces on the fabric and I’m so happy I didn’t give up! I feel great in the dress and a sligt military influece helps to give little courage to silly wallflower girls like me:)

Material Notes

vintage fabric, zipper, buttons




Garment Type

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    Feb 20, 2015, 09.37 PMby SassyT

    To be featured on SSB tomorrow, thanks for permitting.https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Dec 10, 2014, 01.51 PMby SassyT

    Love! Glad you didn’t, give up. Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Feb 24, 2011, 04.59 AMby eddalind

    This fabric is amazing and the dress you made from it suits it perfectly

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      Feb 27, 2011, 04.54 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much!:)

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    Feb 14, 2011, 07.10 AMby red-wren

    Ooo, this is so wonderful!! I love everything about it, and I’m so jealous of that room! I wish my house was like that!!! :(

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      Feb 14, 2011, 12.14 PMby pampula

      Oh thank you so much!:) The room in the pictures is my bedroom, and I’m really going to miss it when I someday move to my own apartement…

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    Feb 11, 2011, 10.11 PMby blueaubergine

    So lovely!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.36 PMby aur0ra

    Great job with this dress. The print is so perfect. Definitely worth the three hours just to figure out how to lay the pattern pieces on the fabric.

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      Feb 9, 2011, 08.31 PMby pampula

      thank you, and i’m really happy that I didn’t give up:)

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    Feb 7, 2011, 10.10 PMby Elena Perletti

    it’s not a matter of being kind or not: it’s amazing!

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    Jan 29, 2011, 04.32 PMby elien5

    oh, it’s beautiful!!! do you have a pattern of it? (i love it!!)

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      Jan 30, 2011, 02.20 PMby pampula

      Thank you! unfortunately I didn’t use any spesific pattern, I partly drafted the upper-part’s pattern based on one shirt pattern I already had, and the skirt is just a rectangle.

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    Jan 28, 2011, 10.51 PMby lkeogan

    Ahh I love it!! The dress is gorgeous and you are beautiful :)

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      Jan 30, 2011, 02.16 PMby pampula

      thank you so much, I’m so glad!:)

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    Jan 26, 2011, 06.29 AMby rifka

    Just lovely. You couldn’t have paired a better pattern with this fabric.

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    Jan 25, 2011, 11.10 AMby nettevivante

    soooo beautiful!!!

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    Jan 25, 2011, 10.22 AMby pampula

    I feel so happy about your kind and flattering compliments – THANK YOU!!:)

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    Jan 25, 2011, 07.18 AMby Rebecca Harrison

    This fabric is absolutely fabulous! I wish I could get my hands on it- do you know who made it or anything about it?

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      Jan 25, 2011, 10.18 AMby pampula

      thanks!! Unfortunately I know very little about the fabric – however I know that it has been a curtain before finding it’s way to my craftschool’s closet:)

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    Jan 25, 2011, 01.59 AMby nattyjane

    I loooooooove it! great work!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 09.14 PMby India T.

    I adore your divine dress, the color & cut really suit you.

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    Jan 24, 2011, 09.06 PMby frankiesoup

    Drool Want!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 07.43 PMby jeleena

    Just adorable! Love it!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 05.23 PMby klasika

    It’s absolutely for you! You look so cute and sweet, maybe it’s because of the colour, soft colour.

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    Jan 24, 2011, 03.49 PMby kihli

    This dress is perfect for that awesome fabric – well worth the time!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 04.57 AMby missymellie

    it looks gorgeous!! the colour is beautiful and the cut is perfect!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 11.21 PMby melonhead

    This is beautiful!! I absolutely love the print and the buttons are amazing! Simply gorgeous!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 07.40 PMby Laura Bolčina

    Gorgeous fabric and beautiful dress!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 07.40 PMby prairieponygirl

    I am speechless! Amazing dress, the pattern-PERFECT, the fabric-PERFECT! Gorgeous job, as always. You look amazing in it too. <3

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      Jan 25, 2011, 10.21 AMby pampula

      thank you so much! I feel almost abashed after your super kind words!:)

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    Jan 23, 2011, 06.55 PMby mancuniansophie

    Gorgeous! Very pretty! Lovely fabric and military styling is always good in my book!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 06.22 PMby fabricaddict

    I love your dress! well done on making a plan with that little bit of fabric, it’s beautiful!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 06.13 PMby lennert

    That fabric is so nice and I love the dress!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 05.50 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Lush Dress – the fabric is suited perfectly to the style of the dress – happy sewing x.

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    Jan 23, 2011, 05.24 PMby lunatepetal

    what a pretty dress. love the fabric and the style of the dress :) good thing you didn’t give up, it was well worth it!!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 05.03 PMby ladykatza

    This is very lovely! Your fabric-fu is strong!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 04.46 PMby aggelicat .)

    It’s really beautiful!! :)

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