Monday, 26 August 2013

Pride and Prejudice Dress...


I was lucky enough to pattern test the Pride and Prejudice Dress, for Bella, from Nisabell Necessary. When I first saw Bella's Pride and Prejudice Dresses, I just loved the puffy sleeves, the empire waist and the gathered bodice.




The perfect fabric was already in my stash; a delicate rose pattern, given to me when a friend was de-stashing. I added the maroon band at the hemline, as I made a mistake with the cutting and needed extra length... totally my own fault and nothing to do with the pattern. 


The Pride and Prejudice Dress is a very clever design, with the sleeves forming part of the neckline. Little Miss loves it and calls it her princess dress. To everyone else, it is instantly recognisable, as a Pride and Prejudice dress.

I'll let you know when the PDF pattern is available from Nisabell Necessary.

... Pam

33 comments:

  1. Oh, it's beautiful! And, I actually love the added band you had to add to the bottom - I think it's a nice touch! :)

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  2. Sweet dress, I love your color choice! And I do too think the band you added is a great touch. It certainly is a princess dress!

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  3. Gorgeous! The dress is delicate and feminine and oh so lovely! The dainty floral was the perfect choice for it.:)

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  4. So pretty, pam! I like the band at the bottom, looks like it was meant there. :)

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    1. Thanks, Olga. It's funny how a mistake can turn out to be a feature...

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  5. Lucky you to have a friend throwing fabric at you!! And what a lucky.ittle girl to get such a pretty dress! It's definitely fit for a princess!

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  6. Pam this is the A perfect dress ....
    lovely and thank you for showing the pics. I think adding the colored hem is so much fitting to the period of the dress, ladies in those times were so inventive in using up every scrap of cloth , and create Beauty!!!
    mirjam

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  7. Hi Pam,

    the dress is so beautiful...it looks great!

    Greatings from Klaudia
    (Germany)

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  8. That looks very pretty - and very P&P (one of my all time favourite books). Love the fabric you chose.

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  9. A lovely girly girl dress. I hope she gets lots of use out of it!

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  10. Lovely dress Pam I think the band along the bottom adds to it too.

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  11. Very sweet! I agree the band at the bottom is a nice feature!

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  12. Beautiful dress Pam -and you're right, it's the perfect fabric too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. It's beautiful! I love the fabric and the pattern! I would totally live in Pride and Prejudice dresses if it were socially acceptable!

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  14. OMG so beautiful... can I get one my size? hehe

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  15. The colors you chose are gorgeous, and I think it looks lovely with the band at the bottom! It's quite the happy accident.

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  16. 'Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for linking it at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  17. This is beautiful! So simple but so cute! Thank you for sharing! I'd love for you to link your outfit to our Fall Clothing Party!!!

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  18. so gorgeous! love the puffy sleeves. :)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Molly

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  19. So beautiful I love pride and prejudice my daughter Elizabeth's name came from it. Gorgeous dress!

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  20. I think this is so lovely! I would love to see my girls in this! :) Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Gina. This little dress has most definitely become a favourite.

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  21. Oh I would love this pattern! It's gorgeous - I love the band on the hemline.

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  22. Gorgeous dress! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  23. I sooooo want this pattern. I wish I was creative like u girls. I can't sew to save my life, but sooo want 3 of these dresses (do they come in adult sizes? LMAO)

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    1. It's a fabulous design, isn't it Kerrie! Bella is very clever and creative!

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  24. Such a sweet innocent dress! Thanks for stopping by, Pam!

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