1940's style Oolong

Added Jul 11, 2011

by handmade-jane

London, United K...

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Description

I’ve seen very few versions of the Colette Patterns Oolong dress on sewing blogs so here’s my version to make up the numbers! The entire dress is cut on the bias and because of the deep ‘V’ neck, there’s no need for any zips or buttons. The cutting out of the pattern pieces was the most time consuming element, once that’s done, it’s a very straight forward dress to sew and oh, so flattering! I shortened it quite a bit to make it look a little more 1940’s. More info and picture on my blog

Material Notes

Main fabric, flowered cotton lawn, underlined with plain cotton lawn.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 12, 2011, 06.37 AMby in-stockholm

    beautiful and very flattering!

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    Jul 11, 2011, 05.36 PMby janene

    Oh my, Jane. This is stunning. Flattering isnt the word! Absolutely gorgeous x

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    Jul 11, 2011, 04.29 PMby lyrameneses

    Gorgeous. <3

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    Jul 11, 2011, 03.43 PMby Pepper Toast

    I love this dress. Love the fabric. Just perfect together. I have seriously been considering this pattern for a while now. Really lovely version.

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