Color Block Cowl Neck Knit Dress

Added Oct 27, 2012

by bashfulbird

New Haven, Conne...

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Description

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!).

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual, Romantic
Material
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 don.t.you 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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http://burdastyle.com//projects/color-block-cowl-neck-knit-dress?image=296369