Dress of Many Colors

Added Jun 6, 2014

by Cleetus

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

This started out as a modified Burda pattern but I subsequently redrew the entire pattern. It’s my first attempt at an original design. I did not use darts as the fabric has 5% lycra in it. I now have to figure out how to grade the pattern as I did it in in size12. If anyone can suggest a book or tutorial on pattern grading, I would appreciate it.
After, I have made and tested a number of these, I will (time willing!) post the patterns as Open Source patterns.

My sewing instructor, Ann Hall, at Simon Hall Design Studio helped me with this. She really gets much of the credit, I could not have done it on my own.

Material Notes

I used 95% cotton / 5% Lycra. The entire dress is serged together. The neckline was attached using a cover stitch machine and a binding attachment. This, IMHO, is really the way to go. It takes me 90 mnutes to put in a facing and only 10 minutes to do the neckline with the cover stitch machine.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Blends

Credits

Simon Hall Design Studio

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    Jul 1, 2014, 05.17 PMby Paige Tapia

    It’s super cute Jon! It’s looks good on her too.

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    Jun 7, 2014, 02.34 PMby liliv-1

    It’s awesome! :)

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    Jun 7, 2014, 11.13 AMby Kocotte

    very nice dress, I love the association of the different fabrics

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    Jun 6, 2014, 06.25 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have done a terrific job, and the dress looks very nice on you! :)

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    Jun 6, 2014, 05.31 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely, well done. I love the colours you choose x

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