Blue stretch twill dress with scarf and turned-back cuffs

Added Nov 3, 2012

by senouna

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

I have sewn this dress using the same pattern with “Two-tone brown dress” (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/two-tone-brown-dress).
Using rather heavy cotton-poly stretch twill fabric, It’s so easy with neither lining nor zipper.

I was afraid blue color and twill texture would give this dress a feeling of boring uniforms, so I gave not-necessary seams to front center, back center, and sleeves, to add a zig-zag stitches, but only stitches seemed not sufficient for the purpose. So I added turned-back cuffs using patterned Kimono fabric. Then, I though having patterns only on cuffs is not well-balanced, so at last minutes I additionally sewn a small scarf of 1.5m length from that Kimono fabric.
I am satisfied with the whole combination of color, stitches, and pattern.

However, because the pattern is the one I have modified with little knowledge of drafting and the fabric is not drapy as the brown wool, this dress looked somewhat bulky and not good especially from the back.

Well, though I was again reminded sewing is not so easy, I think I can enjoy this dress. At least, this could be a good house dress for autumn.

Material Notes

Cotton-poly twill with two-way stretch; wool Kimono fabric for cuffs and matching scarf.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Casual
Material
Blends

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    Nov 3, 2012, 03.45 PMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely on you and the top stitchings a great touch x

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