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Colour blocked winter wool dress

Added Jul 19, 2013

by kristylee

Sydney, Australia






I made a winter dress from a summery sleeveless dress pattern by adding long sleeves and using wool fabrics in black, grey and white. This dress was like putting together a wearable jigsaw puzzle and required a lot of handbasting to make sure all the seams lined up perfectly and it was difficult to get those white side panels sewn in but it was worth it – I love this dress! More details at my blog:

Material Notes

Black wool crepe, grey wool flannel, white textured poly-wool blend and bemsilk lining fabric




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy

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    Aug 4, 2013, 11.41 AMby leekru

    THIS IS LOVELY!!!! Such great colour choice and really like the added sleeves. Very chic!

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    Jul 21, 2013, 07.39 AMby cathysews

    Yes, this looks great….was also thinking of of more winter version. Yours looks fab, very smart.

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    Jul 20, 2013, 07.47 PMby Angie H

    color block perfection …. :)

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    Jul 20, 2013, 04.26 PMby Laurel CJ

    Love the colour blocking effect, great work :)

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    Jul 20, 2013, 08.19 AMby iewa

    Great dress! How did you design the sleeves? Or did you take them from another pattern! Good idea! May I borrow it from You? ;)

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    Jul 20, 2013, 05.36 AMby pambox

    Excellent dress. Pity the weather hasn’t really been wintery enough to wear it lately!

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    Jul 19, 2013, 10.32 PMby omgdora

    Ooh, how pretty!

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    Jul 19, 2013, 10.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice – suits you well ;)

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    Jul 19, 2013, 07.28 PMby rita61

    Nice. Great fit.

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    Jul 19, 2013, 05.38 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love the three colours and its lovely on you x

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    Jul 19, 2013, 04.34 PMby juligirl

    This is great! It made me look at the pattern with fresh eyes.

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    Jul 19, 2013, 04.11 PMby velvetribbon

    Pretty colour block dress! I love the colour combo:)

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    Jul 19, 2013, 01.07 PMby byVA

    Great dress, your version is just perfect. I am right now working on the same pattern, but summer linen vesion.

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    Jul 19, 2013, 12.52 PMby georgiet

    Really beautiful.

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    Jul 19, 2013, 12.22 PMby liliv-1


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