A Liberty version of Rachel Comey

Added Oct 13, 2013

by laurwyn

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Fall is here and this is my first fall project!

Earlier this year, Mister brought back some beautiful Liberty prints from London. I have trained him well! One of the fabrics her got me is this beautiful Jack and Charlie Tana Lawn. When you see it from afar, it looks like a simple polka dot print, but it draws you in because from up close, you can see cute pears. It is a beautiful delicate cotton and the quality of the print is beautiful.

I have been waiting some time for the perfect pattern. I wanted to use these 2 meters to make a simple dress that has something special. I found happiness in the last fall collection from Vogue patterns: a really cool Rachel Comey dress: V1350: Lined dress has yoke fronts extending into sleeves, close-fitting bodice with side back seams, raised waist, semi-fitted skirt, side front extends to lower side back, no side seams, mock front bands, and concealed snap closing. I particularly like the neckline and the sleeves. I was also intrigued by the curved side seam on the skirt.

After my usual upgrading, I had to make a couple of adjustments. First, and almost as usual, I had to remove ease along the front neckline. Second, I had to raise the lower back seam. Surprisingly, the curved seam was quite easy to sew. You cannot really see it on the finished dress but it’s quite a cool line. I really love this dress and it is my fall staple. The lining makes it warmer. It looks great with or without belts, cardigans, and a variety of stockings colors!

If you are interested in technical close ups, I uploaded a few in my blog post.

Material Notes

Liberty Tana Lawn: cotton
Jack and Charlie print

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic, Geek, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Oct 14, 2013, 02.33 PMby liliv-1

    Lovely fabric, great dress and gorgeous photos!

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    Oct 14, 2013, 09.51 AMby celestechen6

    I have been thinking about working on this pattern and looking for the right fabric. Well done on the dress and fabric. It looks pretty and cute.

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    Oct 14, 2013, 04.21 AMby jen .ss1

    Perfect mix of a cute print with a simple silhouette – nice dress!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 11.00 PMby schnui

    I really like your dress laurwyn and particularly the fabric. I made this same fabric into a shirt and so many people comment on it when I wear it. They all say, I didn’t realize those spots were pears. It was the most beautiful fabric to cut out and sew. I am a big fan of Liberty. Your husband has great taste!!!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 08.06 PMby Mary Athey

    Great dress and lucky you getting fabric as fab as this for a present x

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