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    meleliza @meleliza

    I’ve seen this on Flickr in wool and cordoroy, which looks lovely. I’ve also seen a few done in a more formal style. Has anyone tried voile? For an Easter dress looking thing? Do you have thoughts on how that would work?

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I believe I saw a version of this in voile, that was also fully lined — let me see if I can find the link. The person who made it very kindly showed me how she did the skirt lining, so I should have it stored here someplace.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Aha! it was the lovely freyiris: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freyiris/5065942509/

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    janimal @janimal

    I made one using Liberty of London Tana Lawn – nice and light fabric. I think it is a lovely dress. I sewed View A, as I think the pleats are great to give lighter fabrics some fullness. If I were using a heavier fabric, I probably would done View B.

    I have a few pics. Here’s a link and you can see the others in my photostream.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8068290@N08/5280612640/

    (Keep in mind I made the dress in a 3T for my daughter who actually should be wearing a 2T. I made it for her to wear when the weather gets warmer so it was too big when she modelled it for the photo. There was a fashion show at her school and I couldn’t resist putting it on her despite it being too big.)

    If I say so myself, it’s prettier in person than it shows in pictures.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    It’s awfully pretty in the pictures, too!

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    meleliza @meleliza

    Thanks for the input and examples. It seems this dress can look casual or downright dressy all depending on fabric choice. It probably would need a lining with voile, which would add to the dressiness. But a plain ivory voile would be inexpensive.

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