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Whimsical Garden Print Dress

Added Oct 10, 2012

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






Here’s a simple dirndl style dress I designed and made this dress way back in August. I fell in love with this fabric from the first moment I spotted it. There’s just something that’s so much fun about a bold print dress. When I was drafting the pattern I had the 1950s in mind, because nothing says 1950s more than a fitted bodice with full and flirty, gathered, skirt. The dress is made from a light linen and is fully lined with an invisible zipper in the back. There are hidden pockets in the side (I’m a sucker for pockets) and pleating detail on the bottom of the skirt. Overall it was a very fun dress to make with hidden details here and there, and I hope you like it (:

More details on my blog along with a link to the tutorial that I made, showing how to make the pleats shown in this dress (:


Material Notes

Linen, Lining, invisible zipper, thread.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage
Blends, Linen

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    Oct 12, 2012, 10.26 AMby pauline alice

    As usual, your dress is beautiful and your photos are very poetic. Congratulation!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 02.28 AMby melonhead

      Aw thank you! :)

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    Oct 11, 2012, 09.31 PMby Ali Daniels

    Very Anthropologie-esque! Love this.

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    Oct 11, 2012, 08.34 AMby Ivanamania

    dress is very nice, but the photos are awesome!

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    Oct 11, 2012, 07.06 AMby jadealamode

    such a cute dress and gorgeous pics

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    Oct 11, 2012, 03.29 AMby ldjdesign

    That’s a very cute dress, and fabric!! You’ve inspired me for the summer! :-)

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    Oct 11, 2012, 02.55 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    beautiful and gorgeous pics as always!

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      Oct 11, 2012, 07.23 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you! :)

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    Oct 10, 2012, 10.41 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow , i really love this, and your photos are amazing (:

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      Oct 11, 2012, 07.23 PMby melonhead

      Thank you :)

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    Oct 10, 2012, 09.19 PMby Mary Athey

    Its a lovely dress with fab fabric. your photos are really lovely as well x

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    Oct 10, 2012, 05.12 PMby Super Jeanette

    Beautiful and sweet!

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