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autumn version of "RetroRedoDress"

Added Jul 12, 2010

by xnickerxje

Lelystad, Nether...






I made this dress in a heavy denim for autumn/winter use (to be worn layered over long sleeves and leggings). I left off the pockets and used buttons for the detail. The pattern was a breeze to put together, and I know I will be making a few more of these!! The only issue with the pattern was the front/back hems not quite lining up exactly (they were out by about 1 cm). I matched at the arm hole, pinned, snipped the hem to match, and called it done. 2 second fix! :) I also used buttons/button holes at the shoulder for fastening as I am not a fan of velcro. No pattern adjustments were necessary for this.

Material Notes

Jean-weight denim outer, quilting cotton liner. I pre-washed both for color fastness and to reduce shrinkage.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Preppy
Cotton, Denim


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  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Jul 14, 2010, 05.23 AMby smallone

    oh this is so so fine.

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    Jul 13, 2010, 03.50 AMby nessys

    I like this very much Honey – it is super cute. Those buttons finish it nicely! I am still thinking about making something like this for my friend – but procrastinating re size. What sort of a size child would this fit? I think this looks easier to tackle than the Vivienne – although your Viv was gorgeous…

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      Jul 13, 2010, 06.06 AMby xnickerxje

      It was much easier! I literally cut 1 of the front in both fabrics (outer/lining), cut 1 of the back, sewed outers together at sides, lining together at sides, hemmed each, then sewed outer/lining front and backs together all along top. Turned and top-stitched (so it holds up better in the wash), done.

      This says it fits a 4 week old (if I remember clearly). I made it exactly to size and compared it to clothes I had recently purchased- it looks about size 56, so 1-2 months (11-15 kgs). It could easily be sized up. I am not bothering to size it down for a newborn for myself. It would be a bit “loose and long” but only for a week or two. So my future ones will be at this size as well.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 03.40 PMby tamezdc

    How adorable. I like all the little details, the ornamental buttons, the double top stitch and the inside fabric. Is it reversible?

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      Jul 12, 2010, 03.56 PMby xnickerxje

      Technically you could reverse it, but it wasn’t sewn with that in mind.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 12.47 PMby annabelleolivier

    Cute. I really like the flower button detailing:)

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