autumn version of "RetroRedoDress"

Added Jul 12, 2010

by xnickerxje

Lelystad, Nether...

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Other, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Denim

Credits

full story on my blog

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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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http://burdastyle.com//projects/autumn-version-of-retroredodress