Circles on Square Dress

Added Oct 20, 2013

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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This project is based on the Square One-Piece dress from my favorite Japanese sewing book, “Easy, cute, Straight Stitch Sewing.”

Unfortunately, it’s not translated into English, and I can’t read Japanese so it takes a little bit longer than normal for me to interpret the instructions. I should’ve followed the diagrams and not cut the fabric on the fold, because the print ended up not being “straight” on one half of the garment, but in the end I think it isn’t terribly noticeable. A lighter weight linen would probably work very well.

All the projects are based on very simple geometric shapes, so it’s just a matter of taking the plunge and going for it! The isbn # is 9784471400682 if anyone wants to try to find it online.

Material Notes

Linen

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Linen

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    Jan 10, 2014, 04.15 PMby LinnaeDesign

    Wow, this dress looks gorgeous! It’s amazing that you can’t read Japanese and just follow the photos! I really love patterns like yours, it looks simple but not too simple! :)

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      Jan 11, 2014, 05.16 AMby liaifen

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Luckily, the illustrations are decipherable and the pattern itself is very easy to draft :)

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    Oct 22, 2013, 09.43 AMby Mbaliyethu

    I love this style of dress,I’m obsessed and could just wear it any day with platforms heels. I love the execution of it as well. Great job, love the fabric choice too.

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      Oct 22, 2013, 01.36 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much! I completely agree with you re: this style of dress. At first blush you can’t imagine how it could be flattering, but the fabric falls in such interesting ways and you can dress it up so easily! I’m such a fan of this sewing book :)

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