Roses for your Birthday!

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Happy Birthday TMS! What a great year it has been too. I appreciate all of your time and effort in creating and managing this wonderful site. You have given us the opportunity to come together and share our common interests.  Thank you so much for all of your hard work in promoting, producing, and hosting such a great community.


My eyes lit up when I saw that The Curious Kiwi had put together a cake inspiration post and featured one of Lekala’s patterns in the loveliest rose theme.

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Even though I had ordered the cutest cake themed fabric from Spoonflower, I just had to make this look instead! I have about 10 yards of rose fabric in my stash which is white with pink toned roses. All I had to do was dye it Baby Pink, to make it work. I used white rayon/cotton for the bodice and the tie, which I also dyed Baby Pink.

1694_small_image_10313Fabric: Hand dyed Roses on white background 100 % cotton
Pattern: Lekala 4368
Year: It has a retro look, especially with the tie
Notions: invisible zipper, Porcion Baby Pink dye
Time to complete: about 10-12 hours
First worn: August 23, 2014 for photos
Wear again? Absolutely!
Total price: Under $20.00



I underlined the bodice front and back with the same fabric, and also made the sleeves double, just to give it more body and not be see-through. It has a side zipper so that the tie around the neck is not interrupted. It looks really neat and finished.


You kind of have to carefully wiggle it on though. I strongly suggest that if you make it, you put your makeup on and do your hair after you have the dress on. I found my makeup on the white bodice after I took it off to put on a different bra.


It’s really a cute pattern and is very flattering! I’d love to see some of you try this one. At Lekala we are adding pictures of outfits made by our customers! It’s nice to see how something looks on a real person. Don’t you think? I hope you will share some of your Lekala makes. Just send your pics with the pattern number to the Lekala email address on the website.


I’m planning a random giveaway of few handmade items in appreciation for my bloggy readers when I reach 350 followers or when I write my 400th post, which ever comes first, so follow me if you don’t all ready!

Happy Sewing!

About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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11 Responses to Roses for your Birthday!

  1. You’re creations always make me smile! this is so cute, the pink colour is great. I need to try Lekala patterns, soon!! Love the balloons. xx

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  2. springystitches says:

    I love this dress and will have to add it to my ‘To Do’ list! A great make!


  3. You are always so adorable Barbara and this dress is so flattering! I love how Lekala is showing how their patterns look on real people. Hopefully I’ll have some time to create a Lekala soon, everytime I see one of your posts, I want to make one. 🙂

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  4. mpthriftychic1 says:

    Great Job Barbara. I love it. It looks so retro! Always a plus in my book.:)


  5. zibergirl says:

    Thank you! If you try them, find a printshop that will print them as an architect’s draft print. In my town it’s only 4-5 bucks. It’s a lot easier than taping all those printer sheets together. However I still do that, but strategically choosing the pages I want to print.


  6. Rosemary says:

    I think you look great, and well done for the dying!


  7. Ebi Poweigha says:

    Lovely dress! And how exciting to hear Lekala will show customer-made projects.

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  8. zibergirl says:

    Thank you for the compliment!


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