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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

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A second dress design for Shabby Apple dresses

The Shabby Apple Dare to Design contest ends today, so I thought I'd enter another dress!  This one is made of a vintage rayon fabric that I got several yards of at Goodwill--I didn't know what I'd do with it, but I love the color.  It's actually a little too lightweight for a dress, so I was sure to line it well.  Ideally, it would be made of a medium weight out of either cotton poplin-type weave or, for a more suit-like look, lightweight wool.  It could be made of silk crepe de chine for a dressier style.
I designed this with a sort of retro feel, with the boatneck and all, but also some modern and figure-flattering lines like the pleated tapered skirt.
The neckline is trimmed with three self-fabric bows, attached on the edges.
It zips up the center back and fits snugly at the waist and through the bust.
The short cap sleeves work well with the wide neckline, I think.
Here's to Spring 2011 at Shabby Apple Dresses!

27 comments

  1. oh i love this one! super cute.

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  2. i like this one, too :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE that dress. Do you use draping to design your dresses?

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  4. Why do your dress have to be so adorable!?!

    Just Better Together

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  5. So cute! I would buy it any day. I think it would also be very cute with some sort of blue accent... I just love blue and yellow!

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  6. Looks great on you!

    Hey... I was watching "IQ" tonight with Meg Ryan... didn't know if you had ever looked at her wardrobe there for inspiration? While I was watching, I immediately thought of your blog. :)

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  7. What a great dress! It would look great in black, very Audrey Hepburn! Definitely essential 'little black dress' ;)

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  8. so cutee.. its model and its colourr:))

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  9. So cute! I love the bow and the colour works really well.

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  10. What a pretty, feminine dress!

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  11. this one is really pretty, It,s got a nice vintage feel to it. I love the bow necklin, very nice work !

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  12. Very cute! This one has a great retro feel.

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  13. Very cute. I love boat necklines, they are so elegant.

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  14. I LOVE this colour for this dress! The bows are really pretty, and I like the use of railway lines in the photo shoot too. Well done, and good luck.

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  15. lovely... I really like the neckline

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  16. ooooh!!! i want one! Absolutely Loooooove the dress!

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  17. I ADORE this dress!!

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  18. VERY cute! You need bright red lipstick though!

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  19. Very, very pretty!

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  20. Thanks so much, everyone!
    @The Dreamstress--of course I need red lipstick! How could I forget!!?

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  21. I love that! And it would be great in a whole range of colors, I love the idea of a more saturated yellow. Very nice design!

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  22. love the color and the neckline and the fit! I'd totally buy that dress!

    Lorispeak

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  23. I like that your dress (inspite of being inspired by vintage fashion) looks so trendy and not dated. The shade of yellow that you used is perfect. Definitely, this is the best sun dress.

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