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I wanted to make the hard silhouette of the 80's 'ugly' pattern a bit more feminine. I junked the ginormous sleeves and kept the remaining outline of the shoulders and neckline. I used another ok but 'plain' pattern for the main body of the dress which softly flares out at the bottom. I've been wanting to use up this fabric for ages. I found it on Cambridge Market for £2.50 in a heap of remnants. It looks like something from the late 60's or early 70's, though it may just be a modern version. The daisy trim I've used to soften the neckline cost more than the fabric! But, I think it sets things off and provides the right finishing touch. I'm glad of this dress to wear now the warmer spring weather seems to be here!

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Comment by Cathe on March 27, 2011 at 10:05am
What a sweet dress! I love the neckline, trim, fabric and color palette. It really is perfect! Well done indeed and suits you so well!
Comment by margueritedesigns on March 27, 2011 at 10:21am
Wow Cathe, that was quick!  I've only just uploaded the photo!  Thanks very much.
Comment by charlotte powell- brooks on March 27, 2011 at 10:33am
I always like your choice of fabric. It's a good dress, well done!
Comment by Cathe on March 27, 2011 at 11:07am
Ol' fast fingers here!
Comment by charlotte tilley on March 27, 2011 at 11:11am
it's groovy, baby!
Comment by Judy Roberson on March 27, 2011 at 11:44am

Marguerite... I just love your dress and you are so right..the beautiful trim ,just sets it off.

The fabric is beautiful.. Great job.

Comment by margueritedesigns on March 27, 2011 at 2:11pm
Thank you very much everyone, I'm glad I made it!
Comment by Casey Sew on March 27, 2011 at 5:17pm
So lovely! Very impressed!
Comment by Jen on March 27, 2011 at 5:30pm
Lovely spring dress - getting rid of the sleeves was a great idea. Great fabric too.
Comment by Debbie on March 27, 2011 at 8:03pm
very nice - love the daisy trim

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