Cowl neck blue plaid dress

Added Jan 18, 2012

by TheVelvetGarde

Costa Mesa, Cali...

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Description

This dress was a fun project, I drafted it from a vintage blouse that I have and I loved the no seam sleeves.
The plaid fabric was an awesome vintage fabric I found at a thrift shop.
The cowl was an addition which is just a rectangular piece of fabric folded over and sewn around the neckline sort of like you would a waistband on pants.
Closes with a zipper and the cowl buttons up with slivers of black elastic and buttons…
The piping on the sleeves and in the back seam are makeshift piping that I used shoe laces from the dollar store… in a bind doubled up they work just like piping!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Grunge, Mod, Punk, Rock, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 21, 2012, 03.01 PMby zsyzu

    I’m just seeing this now. I love the blue plaid. It just pops!

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    Jan 25, 2012, 05.36 PMby assets

    I love this dress. Well Done

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    Jan 24, 2012, 02.20 PMby SewCupcakeCouture

    Super cute! I love the idea of no seam sleeves. I may have to try it myself. :)

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      Jan 24, 2012, 10.52 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you! and you should! Sometimes I get lazy when it comes to setting in the sleeves… haha.

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    Jan 24, 2012, 02.10 AMby Sara Moskovitz

    This. Is. So. Fabulous.

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    Jan 23, 2012, 10.53 PMby Carolyn Reilly

    Very cute!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 10.12 PMby mollymurphy

    Absolutely Fantastic!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 10.06 PMby wildcatspow

    Cute!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 09.43 PMby alexandrasian

    Love love love this dress!

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      Jan 24, 2012, 10.51 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      thank you thank you thank you ;>

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    Jan 23, 2012, 09.02 PMby ariation

    Great dress………..It looks so cozy! …Well done

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    • Blowingkissies_large

      Jan 24, 2012, 10.49 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you! Yes, it is super cozy… I feel like I can hide in the cowl when I am feeling shy ;>

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    Jan 23, 2012, 03.59 AMby wildflower31

    You did an awesome job, I love it. I tried a plad dress and gave up, decided to go with a skirt that I have yet to finish. Again, awesome job!

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      Jan 24, 2012, 10.50 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Aww thank you! You know I thought I was going to have a hard time matching the print of the plaid, but it helped that it was a big print plaid ;>

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    Jan 22, 2012, 01.48 AMby surbee

    cute! love it!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 09.02 PMby ladynunu

    I love your dress. The neck’s divine. Great job!

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    • Blowingkissies_large

      Jan 24, 2012, 10.50 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you! Now I want to go add cowls on everything ;)

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    Jan 20, 2012, 06.42 PMby libra-s

    Gorgeous!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 04.02 PMby bofa

    looks great!

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    Jan 19, 2012, 10.44 PMby Abigail8

    Nice! love the fabric, Good Job.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 08.45 PMby Yuki M

    It looks great on you!! love the plaid and finishing of details.

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    • Blowingkissies_large

      Jan 24, 2012, 10.46 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you! I am enamored with plaid…

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    Jan 19, 2012, 11.22 AMby u120418

    I love it!

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    Jan 19, 2012, 09.57 AMby Romanssi

    oh its absolutely lovely :o

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    Jan 19, 2012, 08.58 AMby rahmonster

    This looks great!

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    Jan 19, 2012, 08.10 AMby mixtlii

    It’s so cute, I love it!

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    Jan 19, 2012, 06.03 AMby leahfranqui

    How cute, and ingenious! Great use of materials.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 01.04 AMby wagnerrs

    I love it, I am working on a cape out of some thrifted plaid fabric right now!

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    Jan 19, 2012, 12.42 AMby fashionfreek

    Good work. Looks real nice on you:-D

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    • Blowingkissies_large

      Jan 24, 2012, 10.44 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you! It helped that the fabric has the perfect amount of stretch ;>

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    Jan 18, 2012, 11.42 PMby ddmeeks

    very cute!!!!!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 11.17 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    Love it! I have been cowl neck crazy lately and have been wanting to put it on a dress.

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    • Blowingkissies_large

      Jan 18, 2012, 11.26 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      You should!!! I la-la-loooove Cowls!!
      Thank you!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 10.53 PMby skeeler

    great job!

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