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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rose Dress in Border Print


I made this for a wedding we went to at the end of June. See what blogging mojolessness will do to you? I had liked the pattern ever saw it on the cover of the 1-2008 issue of Ottobre (see below), but was feeling a little meh about it after making it up.

That's partly because I was rushing to finish it up the night before (no time to go shopping for the perfect ribbon color), but also because I would have liked the waist to be gathered a little slimmer. Plus I had to make a quick half slip (I think some of you call this a petticoat?) mere minutes before hopping in the car after discovering that the batiste was really that sheer.

But all in all, I like how it turned out, especially with the fun border print. I have several border prints, and never stumble on just the right pattern for them. So I just dove in and used this print without thinking about it too much.


The front and back bodices are both gathered with the waist ribbon and the neck binding pinning the centered gathers in place. 

Not being a dress-wearing gal, Sara has worn this a grand total of twice. Younger sisters will no doubt appreciate it more.

Sources:
Rose Dress (Ottobre 1-2008-20) - upgraded up size
Border print batiste (Fabricland in Thundar Bay, Ontario - a wearable memento from our vacation last year)



13 comments:

  1. The dress looks very pretty from here, what a nice use of the border print.

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    1. I was glad the border print turned out pretty well. It makes me want to keep an eye out for more - after I use up the ones I have, of course (;

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  2. A lovely dress. The border print looks great with this pattern.

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    1. Thanks. I'm thinking border prints have greater potential than I expected.

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  3. That is one beautiful dress. You did a great job.

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  5. Sorry Joy, had to delete the previous comment, my iPad does it's own thing and changes all my words to suit itself! Love this little dress, and I had a good old catch up on your other makes. Your green dress is fab, but wow to 6 meters!

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  6. I know how you feel about border prints and you've used this one really nicely. She looks pretty and her sisters will love this dress too.

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  7. That sure is a pretty dress. The border print is a little unusual in that is is combined with the polka dots. Glad to hear that it will get lots of wear being passed down to the sisters. I was the oldest girl in my family and got to wear dresses when they were new, as my two sister like to remind me.

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  8. This dress is perfect for a border print! It's really pretty.:)

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  9. This is just a sweet dress and deserves to be worn with pride!! So beautiful and perfect for the occasion it was intended for!!

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  10. Very pretty! Perfect for a little girl going to a wedding :)

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