Blue Chambray Skies

Added Jul 3, 2012

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia

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Description

I made this dress a couple of weekends ago when I realized that I don’t really have any “kickin around in” clothes. I love my clothes to death but I’m not going to pretend that some mornings when I get up I don’t hate the idea of putting something structured and restrictive on.

Casual clothes aren’t really my forte and jersey has often eluded me, Yet here we are! And I’m most surprised!

It all came about when I was clearing out my fabric corner. I was going through some off cuts that I had picked up from work and I came across a small piece of white double knit Ponte. It was thick, luxurious, soft and stretchy. I knew it would fill that hole in my wardrobe that simply demanded something warm and comfy (considering its quite cold outside!). Sadly the piece was not quite 1 meter, so I teamed it with some light denim chambray that a friend gave me.

Because the fabrics I used were so simple, I needed to add some interest with the pattern. I went with Simplicty 4168 as I really loved the soft delicate cowl and the French darts.

Read more about it at Molly-Made

Material Notes

White Double Knit Ponte
Light blue Denim Chambray

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jul 3, 2012, 05.26 PMby MissHickory

    Beautiful!!!!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 03.58 PMby sala22

    I love how you mixed a knit fabric with a woven, it’s beautiful!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 06.43 AMby Nickiejc

    At the moment I have got “a thing” about darts….putting them into jersey material seems so wrong it’s right! I think I shall have a go at something similar because, despite being, quite literally, the other side of the world from you, it is quite cold here too! Thanks for the inspiration….lovely dress by the way!

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      Jul 3, 2012, 07.04 AMby mollykatherine

      I had the same thoughts! Thanks Nickie!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 05.26 AMby mojo elgin

    Such a pretty dress… I love your pictures. You look dreamy… like you’re a million miles away…

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    Jul 3, 2012, 04.43 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    oh i want some double knit! that stuff is awesome. And i know exactly what you mean about that feeling when you wake up. Especially in winter! i really need to make something along these lines! love how yours turned out :)

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      Jul 3, 2012, 04.47 AMby mollykatherine

      Thanks dear! Good to hear I’m not alone in that feeling hehe

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