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X-mass dress with a bow

Added Dec 30, 2011

by Handicrafter...

Riga, Latvia




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This is my approach to the pattern 12/2012 Dress with contrasting bow.

Completely agree that it was really hard to figure out how to sew on the bow. No worries, after some desperation succeeded already by the second time :)

Worn by my sis. She also was the one who chose the color combination.

Material Notes

Some quality polyester for the dress part, if I remember correctly.
The bow actually made from lining fabric.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Feb 6, 2012, 11.53 PMby flowergirl22

    i love your lepord print,, why did you find it so hard to sew on the bow?? I am hoping that the fabric I bought will go with this dress for my daughter

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    Jan 29, 2012, 02.51 PMby janene

    Lovely little dress. Great fabric combo :-)

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    Jan 8, 2012, 10.48 AMby sadafmurad

    it looks great! if you wouldn’t mind explaining the bow part to me ,i would really appreciate it! I am making this for a friend and i really CAN’T understand what they mean! the bow itself is ok, but i don’t get the whole front neckband thing. thank you!

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      Jan 8, 2012, 12.06 PMby Handicrafteria *

      Oh, that’s complicated to explain & it is just my interpretation, but I will try :) First I stitched together dress neckline parts with the bows’ bottom part (right side to right side) the shoulder parts leaving non-stitched. Then unbend the bow and stitch to the left side of dress neckline parts by using the millimeter seam* from right side (I recommend to sew it by hand at the beginning). This time stitch also the shoulder parts (so they will be stitched with a single seam & will look prettier) – stitch the bow all around the neckline with a single seam.

      • millimeter seam – seam sewn directly below (a few millimeters below) the first seam thereby attaching the bow to the dress from the rear side
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      Jan 8, 2012, 10.00 PMby sadafmurad

      Thank you for that! i’ll try it out!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 08.31 PMby mezzanine

    really lovely :-) I would definitely wear it at my work place new year’s party where the theme is orange, black or white. got make one too :-)

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    Dec 31, 2011, 10.51 PMby madebymeg

    love it! great color combination

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    Dec 30, 2011, 09.25 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    nice one

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    Dec 30, 2011, 03.52 PMby groovymama

    So cute!!

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