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Monday, June 09, 2008

Dress Love

I did not make this dress—although, I wish I did—it's by Miss Selfridge.

I saw it on one of the five hundred and thirteen blogs that I read. I'm sorry, I can't remember which one. Thank you, whoever posted it. I *love* it.

I would buy the dress if they had my size, but, since they don't, I'd really like to make something similar. Now the hunt begins for a great border print: maybe a Marimekko, if I'm feeling indulgent; or, an Ikea curtain, if I'm feeling frugal; or, a hand-painted, screen-printed jobby, if I'm feeling insane.

Anyone know of a similar dress pattern? Thanks to Alison's suggestion, I found Simplicity 3535 (shown in the line drawing at left) and think it could be a good starting point. A flickr friend also suggested this Japanese book (ISBN 978-4-579-1149-7) by Yoshiko Tsukiori.

I love this feeling of being inspired.

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Blogger futuregirl said...

Well, if anyone can pull this off, it'll be you. I'm voting for 'insane.'

Mon Jun 09, 09:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger sarafoop said... has some marimekko but I don't see any border prints. Still, you might see something you like.

Mon Jun 09, 09:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Astrid said...

WOW - that IS a beautiful dress! Who wouldn't want to have made that! Just "flipped through" their site at Miss Selfridge - they have so many beautiful things. Thanks for the link, and good luck on using that inspiration of yours! Looking forward to seeing the outcome! :)

Tue Jun 10, 12:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Angelina said...

I love all variations of peasant dress.

Being inspired is better than being on drugs.

Tue Jun 10, 09:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger littlesnoring said...

I completely agree, it is a beautiful dress. I wish I could pull something like that off. Greetings from Tasmania.

Tue Jun 10, 02:20:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous ambika said...

I adore the inspiration and the fabric ideas you linked to. Such a great pattern, too.

Tue Jun 10, 06:54:00 PM PDT  
OpenID fiveflowers said...

i vote for insane too. i mean, what fun are you if you arent loopy? =)
i love the japanese sewing book! i have a couple of them that i just ooh and ahh over, but i cant seem to actually get to making anything!

Thu Jun 12, 08:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous mollie said...

ooooh, love this!

Thu Jun 26, 05:15:00 PM PDT  

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