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Topic: stripey jersey dress with long sleeves and lots of fun  (Read 5706 times)
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« on: November 10, 2010 09:58:34 AM »


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Im usually not a fan of long-sleeved dresses. To me, they tend to look either juvenile, matronly, or 80s (or all three!). So when I came across a designer dress that was hip and warm I jumped at the chance to replicate it.


So yes, technically this dress is a knockoff of Wendy Mullins Weimar dress. Of course I made some changes to the design: full-length sleeves, a tighter fit in the top, and I rotated the skirt pattern so that the stripes would run vertically (this completely transformed the way the dress looked on me). I used 3 yards of material, although I could maybe do it in 2.


Ive been so happy with this dress. On warmer days (the temperatures been fluctuating like crazy in LA) I can wear it alone, but for colder days or evenings at the beach its great with leggings and a sweater. Im looking forward to getting lots of use out of this.


I drew up a pattern as I made this dress, which is pretty straight-forward. The sleeves and the body of the top are one piece, with two pieces making the front. The skirt is just a 50″ rectangle of fabric sewn into a tube and gathered at the top with elastic, which is then sewn to the body.

 Of course I have more great photos on my website!
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010 10:20:27 AM »

Very nice! I love it  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010 10:27:01 AM »

Super cute! Love the stripes!
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010 10:39:08 AM »

This looks so good! I love the long sleeves on this. Awesome job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010 11:17:31 AM »

Cute! Love the dress. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010 11:29:06 AM »

that's super cute!  
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010 12:16:37 PM »

I really like that you used the stripes to your benefit...the vertical skirt with the horizontal pockets--the chevron in front is perfect...

another technically detailed creation!
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010 02:19:21 PM »

I love the shape you gave the bodice.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010 04:21:46 PM »

how lovely!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010 08:38:50 AM »

Thanks ladies! It was a fun and easy dress to make, and I must admit that I am tempted to make more for myself!
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