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Made to match the pillbox that I ALSO MADE at university last year :) Like some others, I had already completed most of the dress earlier in April and was saving it for some sort of Easter challenge. I have the same fabric I used for the pillbox, but I want to make a suit out of it and this fabric was so perfect!
Fabric: Thrifted sheet and scraps from another sheet for the lining ($2.99)
Pattern: Simplicity 2209, Lisette "Passport" Dress ($1.99)
Notions: Zipper, thrifted ($.69)
Time: Not sure, I basically drafted the bodice front from scratch using my own sloper, and that took ages!
Wear Again: Absolutely!
Eventually I'll post a much longer explanation at

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Comment by Rachel on May 1, 2011 at 7:02pm
It's so elegant!  I love the hat, well done for making your own (I was proud just to trim mine LOL)
Comment by Cathe on May 1, 2011 at 7:12pm
Lisette this is breath taking, you are a picture of perfection. It's nice to see this Lisette pattern done up, it's very elegant especially with your hat!
Comment by Jen on May 1, 2011 at 7:43pm

It never ceases to amaze me how good a sheet can look when made up into a dress. This is just beautiful. And the hat! It adds a real elegance.

Comment by Judy Roberson on May 1, 2011 at 7:58pm
Just beautiful.. Looks wonderful on you.. Love the blue fabric.
Comment by Lee Fulton on May 1, 2011 at 8:54pm
They're beautiful together!  Yes, I drafted pants this weekend and I can't believe how much time that ate up.  At least you got a great result.
Comment by Casey Sew on May 1, 2011 at 9:45pm
Wow! You look stunning! I really love both dress and hat.. and they're perfect together. Well done.
Comment by Victoria Morris on May 2, 2011 at 2:03am
gorgeous! the dress is the perfect with the hat :)
Comment by charlotte powell- brooks on May 2, 2011 at 2:15am
totally adorable, all of it!!!
Comment by charlotte tilley on May 2, 2011 at 3:17am
really pretty, and I am amazed that you self drafted the pattern, brill
Comment by oonaballoona on May 2, 2011 at 7:37am
what now, YOU MADE THE HAT TOO?! that is freaking awesome. and that dress is a stunner. i love the waist detail.


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