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Color Block Cowl Neck Knit Dress

Added Oct 27, 2012

by bashfulbird

New Haven, Conne...






Blue and yellow colorblock dress. The top is double layered, so there’s a fairly close fitting front, and then the cowl neck layer. In the back, there’s two layers, but they’re identical.

I design and draft my own patterns, so if you have any interest in the pattern for this one, let me know and I can make a pdf with the pieces.

Everyone I’ve shown it to says this dress is very “me,” so that’s a success. I’m looking forward to wearing it. It’d be better with a belt, but I’ve yet to find one that works, so I’ll probably go without until I do find one.

I always mean to add pockets to my dresses (because pockets are fantastic!), and I usually forget to add them when I sew up the skirts.

But I remembered here! And they’re large, super comfy pockets, and you can slightly see the yellow peeking out, which I really like.

Material Notes

The fabric is really cool. It’s a linen jersey knit. So it’s super soft, and a bit heavy and pretty textured and slubby. Very fun to work with (but actually doesn’t have that much stretch!).




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Linen

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    Apr 5, 2013, 12.42 PMby gimmeonekiss

    oh… THANK YOU so much! my mum pester me with the idea of a cowl neck blouse… i think i’d let myself be inspired by your dress!!

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    Oct 27, 2012, 03.18 PMby slanoca

    Great dress! It looks very good. I would love to have the pattern if it’s not too much trouble. I am still pattern depending and can’t really do much without it :)

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      Oct 28, 2012, 11.33 AMby bashfulbird

      Thank you! I will definitely make a pdf for you! Just give me a day or two to get around to it!

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      Oct 31, 2012, 01.21 AMby bashfulbird

      Ok, I’ve added a pattern, I hope it helps, and let me know if you have any questions!

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      Oct 31, 2012, 09.20 AMby slanoca

      Thank you! I hope I will find some time soon to try it out. Yours look great!

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    Oct 27, 2012, 12.57 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous. the two colours are lovely. why use strips of both fabrics and make a plaited belt?? It would look lovely with your dress! theres a few tutorials on fabric necklaces but i think you could apply the same idea to a belt x

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      Oct 28, 2012, 11.31 AMby bashfulbird

      Oh, thats a great idea! Thank you!

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