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Watermelon pink dress

Added May 11, 2013

by jleong92

Vancouver, Canada






I was inspired by this dress: http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2771686. And i found this beautiful watermelon coloured fabric in my fabric store that i thought would look amazing. I don’t usually use patterns, which can make for some messed up projects, but i’m actually really proud of this one.

Its a four part skirt, with gathers in the middle of each section, and the hem was cut in a rounded shape. There is a single pleat thing in the front bust, which helps to give the bodice shape. When i saw it initially on the inspiration picture, i thought it was a separate piece for the neckline. It took me a while to discover that it was a single pleat.

I worried that the single colour would be too boring, but i think it allows the shape of the dress to speak for itself. As well, i added depth with a lot of topstitching in contrasting white, to match the zipper and elastic.

The pictures aren’t the best quality (i only have my phone to use), so its hard to tell that the fabric is texturized with a herringbone pattern.

Also, i have problems with zippers. I can sew them on my garments perfectly fine, but in the end, they are always very stiff and make the fabric hang in weird ways. Does anyone know a way to relax the stiffness? i tried ironing….it didn’t really work




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Other, Preppy, Romantic

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