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Yellow and grey = Hmmmm!

Added Nov 8, 2010

by nookie

Kelvin Grove, Au...






I made this dress several years ago using the bodice of a 1970s pattern. The bust points are way too high but once they were cut there was no changing it – now that I have a lot more pattern knowledge I would like to make the bodice again with better placed bust points. The collar was super difficult – I have attempted the same collar with not much better results. One day I might get it right. I love the sleeves – I have used the sleeves pattern several times but now make them with more room for my apparently large upper arms!. Hope you like – it is one of my favourites. It suits my style and figure and I love the fabric.

Material Notes

denise schmidt quilting cotton




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

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    Sep 10, 2012, 09.45 AMby bernieandi

    Super stylish! The fabric, the colour, the cut… I love this dress!

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    May 28, 2012, 04.52 PMby saxsilverain

    wow, this is really gorgeous! love the fabric, and it’s a great choice for the shape of the dress :)

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    Nov 24, 2011, 11.57 AMby Rosy1964

    I love this dress, so elegant! The combination of colors is great and I love, love the collar

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    Jun 21, 2011, 01.05 AMby sertyan

    I love all the details on this dress.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 05.51 PMby kaitw

    Great fabric choice! Love the dress too ;)

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    Nov 10, 2010, 12.22 AMby olystyrene

    This is gorgeous!!! What a fabulous print too!

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      Nov 11, 2010, 02.08 AMby nookie

      When I saw the fabric I had to have it despite the $25\metre. i have since discovered that it is much cheaper to buy online from America, even with the postage.

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      Nov 15, 2010, 10.44 PMby olystyrene

      $25/metre?! it was definitely worth it – this dress is baaayyyooootiful!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 06.22 PMby laceumbrella


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    Nov 8, 2010, 06.09 PMby flynnflynn

    I would elbow someone out of my way at anthropologie for this dress. I l-o-v-e the colors you have here; very nice.

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      Nov 8, 2010, 10.39 PMby nookie

      Wow, great comment, if only I had designed the fabric!

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    Nov 8, 2010, 04.39 PMby rshelly13

    The dress looks great on you. Did you use any interfacing in the collar? It looks like you used it in the sleeves. Maybe getting a thicker fusable interfacing would help.

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      Nov 8, 2010, 10.43 PMby nookie

      I did use interfacing. I just found matching up the two parts of the collar really tricky – maybe i need to be more of a perfectionist!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 10.45 PMby nookie

      Sorry, somehow i marked you (or me) as an inappropriate response. I really have no idea how I did this so please please forgive me.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 02.32 PMby carottesauvage

    Really pretty, goes well with your hair style!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 10.41 PMby nookie

      When you shave off your hair you discover a whole new world of short hairstyle that actually really suits you. I would consider that length of hair to be a little too long these days.

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      Nov 9, 2010, 12.13 AMby carottesauvage

      Looks like Jean Seberg’s crop (in ‘Breathless’) to me

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      Nov 9, 2010, 10.46 AMby nookie

      Mmm i feel rather glamorous now

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      Nov 9, 2010, 05.32 PMby carottesauvage

      It does(not saying the contrary)! Just had mine shorter today as it gets colder by the minute…;) brrrr

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    Nov 8, 2010, 12.54 PMby skeeler

    I love the fabric too — and the dress! And the way the brown peeks out on the belt. Well done!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 10.41 PMby nookie

      Yes, I like the brown too.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 12.06 PMby anajan

    Love, love, love the dress!

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