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Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest
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Submitted By margery on 10/10/15
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I very recently discovered a wonderful contest via Miss Atlanta, and as I am intensely keen about designing, love contests, and already have a sweet little spring-y dress all designed, sewed, and photographed, I am now taking the opportunity to enter the Dare to Design Contest!
 
Dress design for Shabby Apple Dresses.
 
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This fetching frock is just the thing to don outdoors as Spring makes her charming debut.  
Timeless, retro-inspired styling incorporates flattering and feminine lines with the subtle charm of a crisp middy collar and dramatically pointed cuffs, creating an ensemble replete with classic, effortless grace.
 
 
 
 ~*~ Design Features: ~*~
 
*Figure flattering princess seams 
*Removable self-fabric belt with matching buckle
* Hidden side zipper maintains smooth back silhouette, while faux button front showcases three whimsical buttons
*Unique, face-framing middy collar
*Dramatic, retro-influnced pointed cuffs
*Rounded pockets are topped with a band, while small pleats add a distinct, charming detail
*Waist-slimming, swingy circle skirt
{petticoat is optional}
 
 
 
This dress lends itself to a variety of fabrics and materials, but I think a winsome gingham check in soft, springtime shades of cornflower blue (modeled), rose pink, buttery yellow, lavender, or leaf green would be perfect for a captivating, classic look easily spanning the warmer seasons.   
 
~Back view
 
~Pocket and cuff detail
 
A very warm thank you to Shabby Apple for hosting this wonderful contest!
 
 

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Re: Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/10/15 - 21:09 GMT
How fun!  I need to make a dress like yours - only with purple gingham check;)  That's definitely on my list of things to sew next...
 
Oh, and I tagged you=) 
I'm so excited that we can finally tag and be tagged now that the rest of the blogging world can view our blogs:)
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Re: Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest
2 weeks - 22,159v
Posted 2010/10/16 - 20:02 GMT
Yes, that would be sweet!
 
Thanks, dear:)
Isn't it fun?  Well, I've got to run. . . We have very exciting company here at the moment!!! =D
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Re: Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest
1 hour - 135v
Posted 2010/10/18 - 18:32 GMT
Lovely!  I love that you entered this in the Shabby Apple contest.  I'd wanted to get an entry up -- but before I knew it the deadline had hit and I had no entry. :D  Great design and once again, love the dress! It looks great on you!
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Re: Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest
2 weeks - 22,159v
Posted 2010/10/20 - 0:12 GMT
It was a very spur of the moment thing - I first saw the contest the night before the last day, and I immediately sat down to sketch a dress design.  I had it looking the way I wanted to, but I didn't have time to put it into the computer to do the little graphic design tweaks it needed.  Then, at the last minute, I thought of this dress and entered after all!  It was really fun:)
 
Thanks! ;)


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