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New Daisy Dress Pattern!

Inspired by  Erin McKean's The Hundred Dresses, a lexicon of 100 iconic dresses, Clothesline presents... the Daisy Dress Pattern!

This field guide to frocks written by blogger Erin McKean from A Dress a Day (dressaday.com) identifies every iconic dress from The Austen to The Xena!

This field guide to frocks written by blogger Erin McKean from A Dress a Day (dressaday.com) identifies every iconic dress from The Austen to The Xena!

We thought it would be great to sew our own version of some of these frocks. Possibly not The J-Lo or The Cupcake Bride but we're tackling The Bouquet  - a dress that "is meant to call to mind the traditional association of women with flowers: whether you are a shrinking violet, an exotic orchid, a full-blown rose, or as fresh as a daisy." 

"It's the expanse of surface area given over to flowers that defines a Bouquet dress - one or two blossoms do not a Bouquet dress make."  The Hundred Dresses

Pick up your Daisy Dress pattern at our Etsy store, find some flower festooned fabric and stitch your own icon!

This style - The Bouquet - inspired our own Daisy Dress pattern.

This style - The Bouquet - inspired our own Daisy Dress pattern.

Simple to sew, the Daisy Dress is a blank canvas to bedeck with your favourite flowers.  This version is sewn from a vintage sheet.

Simple to sew, the Daisy Dress is a blank canvas to bedeck with your favourite flowers.  This version is sewn from a vintage sheet.