Sunday, September 2, 2012

Golden girl

What convinced me to buy Citronille's Violette pattern a couple of weeks ago was not the drawing on the package, but this gorgeous linen version of it by Four Little Frogs. I first made the Violette in Liberty of London fabric, but last week I finally gave in to a persistent urge to make it in linen as well.



I used a left-over from solid grey linen I bought at Stoffenspektakel in Antwerp months ago, and I decorated it with gold textile paint. The skirt of the dress is not as wide as in the original pattern, which I regret, but I had to make do with the fabric I had.


For quite complex sew-technical reasons*, I used a blind zipper to close the back, instead of buttons.


The dots are painted by hand, not stamped. I still can't believe I painted about 120 dots without screwing up!



* I hate sewing on buttons.



15 comments:

  1. I'm a huge Citronelle AND linen fan, so you put the two together and get a smashing success! Love the handpainting as well - what a beautiful dress!

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  2. Love both your versions of this lovely Citronille pattern!
    The handpainted dots are truly amazing - beautiful colors and just perfect for this dress - reminds me of fall! Ana Sofia

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  3. fabulous, fabulous! come Christmas time I will be very, very tempted to copy your golden dots idea (probably using a stamp though, since I wouldn't be capable of painting 125 dots without mistakes).

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  4. this is just gorgeous. I am in love with that linen and the gold polka dot combo. WEll done!

    And PS - I agree with you about the buttons.

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  5. haha, hoe herkenbaar, ik naai ook niet graag knopen aan. Maar als je dat met de naaimachine doet, scheelt dat toch wel wat

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  6. This is just beautiful! I really admire your work.

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  7. this is soooo beautiful! i need to put gold polka dots on some linen now...

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  8. I am in love with the gold polka dots!!

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  9. So pretty!
    Nice to "meet" you, this is my first time on your blog. (someone pinned this dress on Pinterst, which is how I found it.)

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  10. stunning dress! and what a doll she is!

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  11. I love this! Where did you get the paint?

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    1. Just a regular craft store. I used 'Talens DecorFin Textile', color 801(gold). But any brand will probably do, as long as it is textile paint.

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