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A tale of 2 patterns.

Added Aug 10, 2016

by Beccki

Barcelona, Spain

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I have loved the bottom of this dress for a long time and I actually made it a year ago in a very cheap polyester I changed the neckline and with my limited experience it was a scratchy, itchy too tight on my neck a total disaster.
One year on and I decided to mix the Hanna top Salme pattern with Burda reglan darted dress 03/15. First I moved the bust dart of the top and made a French dart then I made a muslin from some old fabric and when I was happy I added the skirt piece.
The fabric is a light flowing silky charcole and it is great for summer or for a night out on the town. I’m going to make this dress again as I love it so much, the one thing I need to do is make the side seam smaller under the armhole as the French dart doesn’t exaclly lie perfect on the garment.
I’m really happy with the outcome especially as this is my first attempt at combining patterns.

Material Notes

Soft and silky stuff??

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Aug 23, 2016, 12.46 PMby nrobson

    this looks cool and cruisey! x

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      Aug 23, 2016, 04.51 PMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot, I love simple silhouettes with a twist.

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    Aug 16, 2016, 06.28 PMby kisses

    Sexy dress Beccki….You are wearing it well

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      Aug 17, 2016, 05.30 PMby Beccki

      Thank you so much.

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    Aug 13, 2016, 12.45 PMby Maria Hayek

    You did a great job :) The dress turned out really cool!

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      Aug 13, 2016, 05.22 PMby Beccki

      Thanks Maria it’s my favorite at the mo.

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    Aug 13, 2016, 11.41 AMby Daniela Ivanova

    Nice dress on a pretty woman :-) !

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    Aug 13, 2016, 11.38 AMby Daniela Ivanova

    Nice dress on a pretty woman :-) !

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      Aug 13, 2016, 05.21 PMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Daniela

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    Aug 12, 2016, 05.47 PMby RedBelka

    The dress looks great! Love your pictures :)

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      Aug 13, 2016, 07.20 AMby Beccki

      Thank you this is my favourite dress to date.

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    Aug 12, 2016, 07.58 AMby chula123

    you look so happy in this dress! And you have every reason to be, great outcome combining your 2 patterns, well done :-)

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      Aug 12, 2016, 08.56 AMby Beccki

      Thank you so much Chula stand by for dress number 2 in this pattern, I’m trying to colour block it next :-)

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    Aug 11, 2016, 08.55 PMby TeenyUK

    Mmm I too like that skirt. And well done for the pattern pairing – looks great!

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      Aug 12, 2016, 08.55 AMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Teeny, it’s great for the summer but be careful on a windy day. I’ve had a couple of marylin moments.

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      Aug 12, 2016, 06.53 PMby TeenyUK

      Ha ha, you love it! :0

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    Aug 11, 2016, 02.33 PMby SurMesure

    I like this dress pattern, the skirt is very pretty and I like your idea of using a different top, makes it quite unique!

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      Aug 11, 2016, 05.54 PMby Beccki

      Thank you so much you’re too kind, I really love wearing it.

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    Aug 11, 2016, 06.15 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    You look so happy in this dress! Very beautiful!

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      Aug 11, 2016, 05.53 PMby Beccki

      Thank you Elpida I am so happy with it.

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    Aug 11, 2016, 05.22 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you . The bottom of the dress has a great drape. When something works like combining 2 patterns it’s a great feeling isn’t it x

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      Aug 11, 2016, 05.52 PMby Beccki

      Thank you so much Mary. Its my first time combining 2 patterns and it won’t be the last, I love this dress and i will be making it again.

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    Aug 10, 2016, 09.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Ola-la! Looks fab on you! You can dance all night looong… ♪♫

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      Aug 11, 2016, 05.51 PMby Beccki

      And I did Ellen :-) thanks

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