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Dress Envy turned Inspiration


Oh Boy. I found this dress while browsing Daddy-O’s online shop and my brain gasped! The Pink Loop Pocket Dress by Steady not only is aaahhhhbsolutely adorable, but it really got the gears turning for another project coming up. Wink wink! I’m thinking black and white gingham from my stash, pink cotton, and a small mod to the peplum. You know me and my “small mods”. I have to admit, I was definitely thinking pink for this next project after seeing Erin’s rockin’ Pastille Dress!

I’m really feeling like I can turn my least favorite handbook dress into my most favorite dress of all time! Here goes nothing!

Happy Friday All!



  • Marielle

    This dress is so cute. Love the details on the back & the mixed prints. Fun! :)

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    You know, I was thinking that the front of the dress is kind of similar to Colette’s Rooibos dress… If you have that pattern you could modify it!

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    Soooo cute!!!! You HAVE to make it!!

  • Gillian

    Oooh, that is going to be so cute! I’m looking forward to seeing how you adapt the Truffle! It’s funny that you say it’s your least favourite of the Handbook dresses, because it’s sneakily become my favourite! I wasn’t a big fan at first, but I really like the basic shape of the dress underneath. (Now the Licorice, on the other hand… I’m really not sold on that one!) 

    Seeing your inspiration gave me some inspiration of my own – to make a flowery summer dress to go with the paper bouquet that I carefully crafted for my wedding last summer, and then forgot to take down the aisle! I figure it deserves a chance to shine! :) 

    • Rochelle New

      Oh I’m sure I’ll end up modifying the Licorice too haha! I can’t wait to see your dress design, and lovely bouquet as well! Congrats on the wedding :) 

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A Blog By Rochelle New

I'm a fabric wizard and wielder of needles with a passion for quilt industry cottons, bygone eras, and natural things.

i.e. I mostly do nerd things like pretend I'm a wizard, collect moldy books, and spend too much time picking up acorns in the woods, all with my spirit animal (a dog named Lucille), my personal photographer (a man named William), and a few literal fat cats in tow.

Making magic and messes in the backwoods of New York.

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