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A Liberty version of Rachel Comey

Added Oct 13, 2013

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






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




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Geek, Romantic

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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 jenss-1

    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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