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French Twist

Added Apr 28, 2011

by mckenzieclark

Columbia, South ...

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Description

I modified this dress from Built by Wendy’s 3835 pattern. I kept the basic bones of the dress (i.e. it being a sheath dress & the yoke), but changed up the neckline and back. Instead of gathering all around the neckline that attaches to the yoke, I did several different pleats and rather than a zipper in the back, I chose to have a 6 inch slit with a big bow. I love big bows and as a presenter at the Sewing & Quilt Expo said, “Add details to the back of garments so you look just as good walking away from someone as you do walking towards them.” I love that advice. :)
Another thing I love about this dress is that it’s so versatile with season changes. I can wear this different ways in every season…except for summer since it’s Famously Hot where I live. :P I think the fabric helps to translate into different seasons as well. It’s mainly mellow colors but the lively print brings it right into spring. I fell in love with the fabric and it’s vintage-y feel so I wanted to choose the perfect pattern to fit the fabric. I love it when the fabric chooses the pattern and not vice versa. It makes my pieces feel that much more meaningful.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 4, 2011, 03.12 AMby CelticButterfly

    My favourite part is the gathering/pleating at the collar! It’s really unexpected and makes this so original.

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    Apr 29, 2011, 07.57 PMby amaydak

    This is truly stunning, absolutely love it!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.29 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Love the fabric! Great Choice.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.04 PMby twolter

    Love love everything about this! :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 11.37 AMby ecila

    Nice!! I love your shoes =)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 09.48 AMby carolinescrafts

    beautiful fabric and the perfect dress for it

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.27 AMby debbie777

    So beautiful! And the shoes are perfect for that dress :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.50 AMby hdk100

    You did get it right with the vintage feel, I love the fabric too!

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