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watery depths dress

Added Aug 11, 2010

by grainline

Chicago, Illinoi...






This is the first of a few studio dresses I plan on making myself, my goal with the dresses is to make them light, breathable, easy to move in and I also want to be able to layer them for winter with tights and sweaters as well.

The dress is made from my own pattern with cf button closure plackets, front and back darts and bias finished armholes and neck. I also lined it with one layer of white cotton voile to reduce sheerness a tiny bit. Still sort of sheer but that’s alright.


Material Notes

cotton voile, thread, buttons




Garment Type

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    Dec 23, 2011, 04.01 PMby Mari Np

    Looks great, did you paint the fabric yourself?

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      Dec 24, 2011, 01.16 AMby grainline

      Thanks, I actually was super lucky and found this fabric at Mood

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    Apr 5, 2011, 02.38 AMby mnavoy

    I am in love with this

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    Aug 14, 2010, 03.51 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    oh my. you’ve done it again. and then you have to go and tease us with the shoes too!!! so by border print, you mean the blocks of color run along one selvage edge and so you place the pattern pieces sideways on the fabric?? thanks for any insight. i’m such a newbie.

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      Aug 14, 2010, 02.53 PMby grainline

      yep, that’s exactly the border print! This one was huge and ran along half of the 54" wide fabric, so I just made a bodice (cut that on the correct grain) then sliced off 2 yards of the border at the proper length (no pattern pieces needed for this part), hemmed the bottom, gathered the top into the bodice and added a button band. Easiest dress ever, seriously!!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 10.47 AMby Sarah Magill

    Gorgeous style and fabric! Sarahhttp://goldfinchandeagle.blogspot.com/

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    Aug 12, 2010, 03.54 AMby embaby

    Cute dress that’s perfect for summer! I love the fabric!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 09.57 PMby grainline

    thanks everyone!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 08.24 PMby loversandhaters

    oh, i absolutely love the graduated colours. where did you find the fabric?

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      Aug 11, 2010, 09.59 PMby grainline

      I got the fabric from Mood online, it’s a border print, though a very large one, covers almost half the width of the fabric!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 10.40 PMby loversandhaters

      you can order from mood online?? i’m so there.

    • Glacier_large

      Aug 12, 2010, 07.25 AMby grainline

      they’ll send you swatches for a quarter a piece also which is pretty great if you’re as into swatches as I am!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 08.03 PMby lunatepetal

    love it! so perfect for the hot weather.

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    Aug 11, 2010, 07.49 PMby lizah

    I absolutely love it! The fabric is wonderful and the shape is great. I want this!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 08.36 AMby laura oprea

    Gorgeous fabric and it suits with your pattern perfectly. The dress looks so light and comfy :)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 03.42 AMby jeymajam

    Nice fablic, it suits with ur dedign as well ^^

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    Aug 11, 2010, 02.13 AMby grettve

    Really cute! Did you do the dyeing of the fabric as well?

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      Aug 11, 2010, 10.00 PMby grainline

      I didn’t do any dying here, I cheated and found this print at mood online.

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    Aug 11, 2010, 01.07 AMby biza

    Very nice. (: I really like the pattern, good job with it.

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    Aug 11, 2010, 12.44 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    look so comfy and really nice=)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 12.20 AMby Natalia *

    looks really sweet -light and breathable just like you wanted. would be perfect for the 35C degree weather we have here in Toronto, Canada.

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