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« on: October 07, 2017 12:50:33 PM »

I needed a dress to wear to work (in a school) that was a little nicer than the mostly jersey knit articles of clothing in my closet. I wanted one that:
-Was made out of woven material
-Did not have a separate bodice and skirt, but was fitted
-Didn’t need anything under it to make it suitable to wear to work
-Had pockets

For me, this list meant some sewing was in order.

This is the end result:


Yayyyy, pockets!


Having your picture taken can feel so awkward!







Step 1 was piecing together the bodice and skirt pieces of a pattern I’d already drafted for myself:



Those pieces were traced, altered a bit, and turned into this:



Yeah, necklines aren’t my favorite thing to do. I think I’m pretty happy with what I ended up with, though. At least it’s finished, doesn’t gap, and doesn’t require a cami for work.


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017 01:45:03 PM »

That's really cute! Way to go, drafting your own pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017 02:48:18 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017 03:34:54 PM »

wow I love it! And yay for pockets!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017 09:14:08 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017 04:33:52 AM »

Looks great on you!
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017 06:54:36 AM »

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017 07:52:10 AM »

Wow! You totally rocked this project. It looks so comfy and flattering!
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017 11:04:35 AM »

It's just perfect!  And you had me at pockets. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017 03:58:15 PM »

Thank you!

Pockets really are so handy. Smiley
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