Floral dresses (and second take on Tara dress)

I found these pretty floral fabric when going shopping to Asakusabashi with Chie and Kayo the other day. The fabrics are cotton with embroidered border on one side. I love how comfortable the fabrics felt on my hand.

I used one of the fabric to make another try on the Tara pattern. No alteration other than making the sleeves double layered with raw edges shown.  It was finished pretty quick and I made no mistake this time! The finished dress is rather lingerie-looking, I guess it’s due to the shape and embroideries. But I think it looks pretty cute. The fabric I use for my green dress has more ‘give’ than this floral fabric, maybe because it is pretty old. I use the same size for both dresses, but the floral dress ends up a bit tight. It turned out that I’m not that small! So next time I should use size 34.

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I also made another dress with the other floral fabric. The ruffled collar is inspired by this ruffled top that Lia made for her daughter. I think it’s very cute so I shamelessly stole the idea from the little girl’s dress. Thank you Lia! The neckline and armholes are finished with binding strips from the same fabric, then I added rows of shirring around the waist. It also has a pair of hidden pockets on side seams.

I’m so ready for summer!

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First floral dress pattern is Tara from Burdastyle.

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  • buuukkk.. ngelihatin blog mu aku jadi cinta floral patterns dan jadi maniak jahit baju sendiri. meskipun susah rapinya.
    gak pengen nyoba bikin sepatu kah?? atau slipper2 gitu. :p

    i really really love your blog! always makes me happy every time i saw you posting new post. inspiring

  • i totally LOVE everthing you make… your styling is so great… the purple tights are GENIOUS!!!!! you make me look at patterns differently… i saw the “tara” dress at burda style and hardly noticed it… now I NEED it! 🙂

    my sisters and i LOVE you… we are all learning to sew and you inspire us!

  • Hi, i just browsed thru etsy and found you, you have beautiful stuff at your shop and salam dari surabaya :))
    ps: your son is such a cutie

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you for dropping by, Jemina! 🙂

  • Kae

    Beautiful work!!…Not only are they made well…But you wear it beautifully! Hmmm..& I feel like a dork leaving you a comment on your every post now. hahah
    .-= Kae´s last blog ..Last week =-.

    • verypurpleperson

      Don’t be! I love having your comment here! <3 <3

  • lia

    sigh….such lovely figure you have….I wish I could wear pretty dresses like those :)…honored to have inspired a prolific seamstress :)…itu bawahnya dibordir yah mbak?? bagus deh…apa kainnya udah begitu??

    • verypurpleperson

      Awww thank you for the inspiration, Lia! The fabric already has the embroidered border, aku ngga bisa ngebordir sendiri lagi hihihi

  • Beautiful fabric choices and the dresses are too cute. The first one is definitely my favorite of the two. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next time!

  • mkapi

    You look so happy!