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Box Pleat Dress

Added Feb 27, 2014

by Kokoluna

London, United K...






I loved working on this project. The material was wonderful to work with double wool crepe from Valentino. The colour was to add a splash of colour to the dark winter days. Decided to use contrasting buttons for the sleeves adding a touch of glamour.

Dress feels amazing to wear.

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Double wool crepe by Valentino.



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    Nov 17, 2015, 06.03 PMby SurMesure

    Glad I’ve found your wonderful version of this dress as I’m tracing the pattern now and was wondering about sewing a straight sleeve instead… Your dress just convinced me to make them as designed! Yours look so great!

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    Mar 6, 2014, 07.48 PMby Scooter Phoenix

    It is perfect! The color is magnificent & the fabric looks divine! The contrasting buttons are a hit, great choice.

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    Mar 1, 2014, 09.20 PMby Cocoa93

    Gorgeous dress. Awesome job!

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    Mar 1, 2014, 08.17 AMby Mokara

    Very nice! I LOVE the fabric.

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    Mar 1, 2014, 05.48 AMby kirstenlarsen62

    you wear it well! I love the drape of the wool crepe. just curious, did you line it? if so, what type of lining did you use? It is so hard to photograph things so the details show – they look flat on the website but I will bet this looks even more amazing in real life. nice work.

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      Mar 3, 2014, 12.21 PMby Kokoluna

      Hi, yes I did line it. This is the description of the linining I used: “A high quality Acetate/Cupro mix Bemberg lining. This lining is anti-static making it ideal to line suits, dresses and jackets.” Got it like the fabric for the dress from http://www.joelandsonfabrics.com/uk/

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      Mar 18, 2014, 06.50 AMby kirstenlarsen62

      thanks for the tip!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 03.05 PMby LakeWylieMom

    Very nice. I made this pattern twice recently as well. It was a fun one. Where did you get your fabric?

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      Feb 28, 2014, 04.31 PMby Kokoluna

      Thanks – the fabric is from my no.1 fabric shop in London. Its like an Aladdin’s cave! Not cheap but range and quality of fabrics amazing so in my view worth splashing out for. http://www.joelandsonfabrics.com/uk/

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    Feb 28, 2014, 09.18 AMby Inga 888

    so classy and you have made it so well, beautiful execution!

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.21 PMby Kokoluna

      thanks this is the first time I tried out some couture sewing techniques i.e. the balanced dart but it makes all the difference to the fit.

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    Feb 27, 2014, 11.15 PMby gillthecat

    thats that mustard dress that was in burda ? it looks lovely great colour i have about 15 meters of that colour in a linen cotton might do it. not as luxe as valentino though

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      Feb 28, 2014, 01.20 PMby Kokoluna

      I would advise that this pattern is best suited for a fabric which has some flow to it so not sure if linen cotton might be too structural?

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    Feb 27, 2014, 10.12 PMby libra-s

    Gorgeous! Pretty colour and clean execution!

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      Feb 27, 2014, 10.13 PMby Kokoluna

      Thanks, the fabric was wonderful to work with.

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    Feb 27, 2014, 09.28 PMby SassyT

    Pretty dress. Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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