Floral Sheath Dress

Added Aug 25, 2013

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

This simple little sheath dress is New Look 6184 pattern. It has a pleated neckline and is unlined. I made this up in one day to wear to a party that afternoon. The only changes I made to the pattern was to adjust the fit at the hips and take it in at the upper back. Great little dress to whip up in many different fabrics for work, casual or evening occasions and either a full or straight skirt with the round neck as I made or more of a squared neckline.

Material Notes

100% cotton from Bolt in Portland, Oregon.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 29, 2013, 04.30 PMby PinupGal

    Very elegant and simple – I love the clean lines and your choice of pattern on this fabric is on point!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 05.41 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you PinupGal! I will be making this dress again for sure :)

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    Aug 27, 2013, 05.32 AMby JillRM

    Nice!! Ditto to everyone else on the fabric. Does it have any stretch to it? For me, I think I would use something with a little bit of stretch. You look lovely in it!!

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    Aug 27, 2013, 05.31 AMby JillRM

    Nice!! Ditto to everyone else on the fabric. Does it have any stretch to it? For me, I think I would use something with a little bit of stretch. You look lovely in it!!

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      Aug 27, 2013, 04.26 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you JillRM! No, the fabric does not have any stretch, but I agree, something with a little stretch would also be very nice and fit well for this pattern.

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    Aug 26, 2013, 01.57 PMby kisses

    Beautiful fabric and you look great

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      Aug 27, 2013, 04.26 PMby slmnstyle

      Thanks Kisses!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 11.37 PMby rita61

    Nice dress; looks great

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      Aug 26, 2013, 04.52 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you rita61!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 09.33 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress and its lovely on you. I do love your fabric x

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      Aug 26, 2013, 01.36 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Mary! The fabric is fun, isn’t it!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 07.50 PMby puffinlove

    Very pretty! You look lovely at the party!

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      Aug 26, 2013, 01.36 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you puffinlove!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 07.50 PMby liliv-1

    Very stylish sleek look!

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      Aug 26, 2013, 04.53 AMby slmnstyle

      Thank you liliv! I’m trying to sew nice clothes as fast and well as you do!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 07.49 PMby Phronimos

    Wow amazing you made this so quickly, it looks lovely!

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      Aug 26, 2013, 01.38 AMby slmnstyle

      Yes, it was a quick sew, but I really plowed through it in order to make it in time to wear. Thanks for the compliment!

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    Aug 25, 2013, 06.25 PMby WillowWickedRad

    It looks fantastic on you! I noticed you are from P-town… What is the best fabric store there? With the best notions? I am headed south by way of the Oregon Coast and need to stock up on sewing supplies.

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      Aug 25, 2013, 06.37 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!
      Hope you enjoy your travels through Oregon-the coast is beautiful!
      I have a few fabric stores I like but my favorite for fabrics is Mill End in Milwaukie (near Portland). They have lovely fabrics for apparel and home decor and the staff really knows a lot about sewing.

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