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Bellowing Yellow

Added Dec 6, 2013

by sweetharte

Toronto, Canada






This is a beautiful cotton/linen dress I made in the summer but have loved so much that i can’t bring myself to put it in storage for the next few months. On the warmer days of winter I pull this out with thick tights and a woolly cardigan, nay-sayers be damned…
It is a testament to the concept that a pattern is a valuable tool for the creative mind that lacks the technical know-how of a pattern drafter. I used a pattern for an elastic waistband shirt dress and pretty much nipped the collar and button placket. The pattern was too large (not a surprise for a New Look) so I gathered the bodice front and back where it attached to the black lace yoke, then hand sewed a faux-leather braided trim over the seam (front and back). Yellow is a loud colour, one that i’ve never been courageous to sport, but the black lace and leatherette accents really grounds it.
i used a 1/2" self cut bias in the yellow as a facing to finish the neckline, and mock buttons up the front. The pocket is a typical patch pocket with top stitching.

Material Notes

Italian Cotton and Linen blend. It crinkles ever so slightly for that light linen look, and has the delicate hand and softness of a cotton.




Garment Type

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    Feb 17, 2014, 04.16 PMby Erika De Anahuac

    Hi, what kind of thread /tools do you recommend for sewing leather onto linen?

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      Mar 16, 2014, 03.59 PMby sweetharte

      This was a faux leather braided trim that i sewed on by hand so that the stitches would’t be visible, but I never sewed through it. If you’re looking to sew leather by hand then you should invest in some leather needles and a good rubberized needle gripper, or maybe a leather thimble to help you push the needle through. For machine sewing, get leather machine needles and a teflon foot, for less friction.

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    Dec 7, 2013, 02.43 AMby nookie

    Great interpretation of this pattern. Love everything about this dress, and love your hair!

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    Dec 6, 2013, 08.35 PMby MegH

    This dress is great! I love the bright color.

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    Dec 6, 2013, 05.07 PMby yenny lee

    Nice :D

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    Dec 6, 2013, 04.12 PMby Laurel CJ

    awesome dress – great colour

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    Dec 6, 2013, 01.21 PMby kisses

    Nice dress and colour

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    Dec 6, 2013, 11.56 AMby nadia r

    pretty yellow & modern

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    Dec 6, 2013, 08.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very cool and pretty dress! Great work :)

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    Dec 6, 2013, 06.10 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow, i can"t believe this dress came from that new look pattern. Yours is so much nicer than the origonalx

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    Dec 6, 2013, 05.35 AMby ngocnguyen2

    I love the accents on this dress

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