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We're all mad here

Added Jan 2, 2012

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






I’m sure I say this about every second fabric I use, but isn’t this just one of the best fabrics you’ve ever seen?! Again, it is from the endless store of excitement that is spoonflower, the Alice Vintage (double border and text) fabric by Ophelia. The print is the actual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party chapter of the book with original illustrations along the edge. I played Alice in my school’s end of year play when I was in Kindergarten – this fabric was destined for me.

The skirt is the same as my Sea Power Skirt, a basic dirndl, hand gathered, with white bias binding and ribbon for the waistband. There is also a hand inserted side zipper. No hem was needed thanks to the selvedge.

In the photographs I’m also wearing a petticoat I made (project to be added soon) which sticks out below the hem of the skirt. It probably won’t normally be worn with the skirt, but I felt that for my photos it helped complete the Alice in Wonderland look. No point doing a half-hearted themed photoshoot. Photos taken by Ezzles.

Material Notes

1 yard quilting weight cotton.




Garment Type
Classic, Geek, Romantic, Vintage

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    Feb 2, 2012, 10.14 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    You’re right, that sure is gorgeous fabric! I thought about buying it too, but regretfully had to pass (way out of my budget). I think simple treatment is best for such gorgeousity – your skirt really nails it!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 10.25 AMby pambox

      Thank you. Spoonflower fabric is pretty expensive, so I had to really control myself and only buy a very little bit.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 07.47 PMby barmaglot

    Gorgeous skirt! It’s funny that I had in mind very similar project for this fabric. But I wasn’t clever enough to buy double border fabric, and 1 yard with only 1 border is not enough… It’s also funny that I was making my skirt from the same fabric probably at the very same time as you (I started it in the end of 2011 and finished at the very begining of 2012), but in the opposite part of the world :) (it’s very cold here now)

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      Jan 15, 2012, 11.22 PMby pambox

      Great minds think alike! It is a fantastic fabric, though, so I’m not surprised to hear and see others on burdastyle using it – as soon as I saw it, I couldn’t go past it.

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    Jan 3, 2012, 08.29 PMby CationDesigns

    I’ve long admired this fabric on Spoonflower. Love what you’ve done with it! And yes, that petticoat really helps the whole Alice look.

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    Jan 3, 2012, 04.08 PMby ArtNinja14

    Beautiful, you should check out the dress by my mom it’s called Sweet Lolita Alice.

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    Jan 3, 2012, 04.54 AMby kanamithedreamer

    I’ve been eyeing this fabric for some time, but still haven’t gotten it :P. I absolutely love the skirt! It’s so cute!!!

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    Jan 2, 2012, 12.04 PMby jennyrecorder

    Gorgeous and gorgeouser! Off to check Spoonflower now :)

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    Jan 2, 2012, 10.46 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Fabulous and fabulouser!

    I also love spoonflower.

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