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« on: November 02, 2009 11:19:55 AM »

I saw this dress on the Chasing Fireflies site. It cost $128. (They also have a red version).

I'm sort of new to sewing and don't feel ready to pull of tulle, but I might be able to do something like it with ruffles. I could make an apron. Make a ruffle back and sew them together at the side seams. Will that work?

Here is the description:
Tiers of tulle and polka dot ruffles cascade down the back, and apron panels close with button loop. Icing-on-the-cake details include polka dot patch pockets, puffy fabric flowers, and ric rac trim. Pull-on style. Cotton with nylon tulle.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 01:34:53 PM »

I think this style of dress has a button or sometype of enclosure that fastens in the front, for the back piece and then the front piece has a button enclosre around back.  Kinda wrap like in style, no side seams.

It looks like there is a tier of cloth ruffles with a layer of tulle over it, so IMO the easy way to do it would be to pin the tulle to the cloth piece prior to ruffling, ruffle them, and then attach the ruffle to to the dress, with the last tier at the hemline being tulle only.

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 06:34:29 PM »

This may be a dream dress. Maybe in a year or so. I need to get some more simple ones under my belt before I try something like this. But at least I understood what you were saying.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009 09:48:57 AM »

I came across this pattern when looking for something else.  You can get these on sale at Jo-anns for $.99, just keep an eye out in thier flyers for it. 

http://www.butterick.com/item/B5019.htm?tab=infants_toddlers_children&page=1


It would give you the base dress, and then it's just adding the ruffle detail to the back .
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009 07:12:39 AM »

There is a similar pattern called Anna by Farbenmix.  http://www.farbenmix.de/anleitungen/schnitte2/ANNA/anna-guide.pdf  You would have a lot of work in making all the ruffles like the one you posted, but you might come across some pre-made fabric that would simplify that part.

There have been lots of variations of that pattern posted on here.  Here is one where someone drafted their own pattern. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284983.0

It seems like a vary versatile and forgiving piece.  I have been wanting to try it myself Smiley  Post your results if you go for it!

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