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Blue Poppies Batiks Dress

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM

   

Since I got my new job last Christmas I made myself 6 dresses. I have to admit that I'm dress lover. You can see number of the dresses I made through my website in last 2 years. Believe me there are more than dresses posted here that I did not have photos done to put on my blog. Anyway this is one of the 6 in last 4 months.  

 

Fabric is: cotton/rayon - Poppies Batiks prints 

Cost: $4 for fabric, $2 for lace and snap bronze buttons

 

  

 

It's like dress shirt with front buttons which are 3 bronze snaps from waist to bust area which leave the neck open about 3-4 inches like V. The front skirt is fixed - stitched occationally as distance between snaps. 

   

The dress bodice top is fit with low cut round neck. After binding I top-stitch gathered light brown lace around neck line. Top bodice and skirt part are separate pieces. To connect them together I made the waist's band and stitched to connect top and skirt part (not top-stitched on fabric).

 

Long sleeves with a bit of gathering on shoulder part of the sleeves, loose around upper arms and evenly narrow to my wrist. Sleeves have hidden hand-stitched hems

  

The skirt part has 8 big darts around waist (4 darts in front and 4 pleats for the back). These will give a lot of room for the bottom - bigger than A -shape but not like full-skirt ( skirt's hem round measured about 60 inches ). There 2 side hidden pockets. Also hidden hand-stitched hem as the same with sleeves' hems. Lining for the skirt only which is attached from the waist band, opened V in front like attaching lining with skirt with zipper . There is no zipper for this dress and the front is able to open down till zipper level - easy tp slip in either way: in from the top OR over my head down.

 

 V.V.MODE - Designs and Life Styles - DIY without pattern

"More than just Sewing" - Cloudyhn

  

 

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Reply Myra
10:38 AM on May 7, 2011 
Wow, you have been busy! I missed seeing some of these goregous dresses! Each one is very, very nice! I wish I had just 1/4 of your talent to make such beautiful apparel without the use of patterns! I was so long because I was taking a Jeans fitting class on pattern review.com and just completed my jeans! That was really nice, if you'd like to see my completed jeans, stop by my blog...www.1simpleinspiration.blogspot.com. Can't wait to see your next project!