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Chanel Inspired Dress

Added Jan 28, 2011

by dorisj

Evanston, United...




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This is my first time working with tweed. I used Simplicity Pattern #2927. The dark trim is the underside of the fabric and I frayed the seams along the front, at the shoulders, and at the bottom (I added two more rows above the hem that I frayed as well). It has sort of a vintage feel to me-maybe it’s because of the tweed.

Material Notes

Tweed, invisible zipper, raspberry lining, layered buttons




Garment Type

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    Jan 29, 2011, 03.12 AMby elisana


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    Jan 28, 2011, 08.27 PMby artemis-ivorywings

    very cute!

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    Jan 28, 2011, 05.45 PMby chillwear

    This dress is so neat, love the added details. I have this pattern and made the top, the dress looks so much better.

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    Jan 28, 2011, 12.40 PMby memoryseed


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    Jan 28, 2011, 12.21 PMby becia

    what a whimsical dress! Not to mention the background.

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      Jan 28, 2011, 09.23 PMby dorisj

      The background is great so I’m going to confess that I cut and pasted my image onto it because my little apartment isn’t photograph worthy. Plus it’s about 20 degrees F where I live.

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    Jan 28, 2011, 10.00 AMby anajan


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    Jan 28, 2011, 06.43 AMby lauriana

    Nice dress and a really good use of the fabric! You look great in it.

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    Jan 28, 2011, 04.47 AMby Erin E

    I have this pattern! I just can’t figure out what fabric to use to make it. This is a great option. Looks great on you!

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      Jan 28, 2011, 09.25 PMby dorisj

      Because I used wool I had to line the dress so that’s something to keep in mind. I also have some white fabric with a black faux lace print on it. I thought that would look cool if I brought the hemline in to make it more fitted at the bottom.

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      Jan 28, 2011, 11.25 PMby Erin E

      Ooh, yes. That would make a good cocktail dress!

      There’s a dress on ModCloth that is very similar and it’s in a plaid:

      ModCloth: The Kirwan Dress

      It’s shorter and the skirt more fitted. I’ve been keeping this in mind, too.

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