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Friday's Frock

Added Feb 26, 2017

by pambox

Sydney, Australia

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Description

It’s been extremely hot in Sydney this summer, so I’ve had to try and make more clothes that are cool to wear but still appropriate for work. This dress is a vintage McCall’s pattern from 1968, number 9438. It’s a very simple dress, with a semi fitted bodice and lightly gathered skirt to just above the knee. The fabric is a Japanese cotton from Tessuti in Surry Hills. It has a texture that’s a bit like linen, and is beautifully soft. It’s a denim blue with a slight grey tone and a linear geometric pattern in black that looks a bit like stars, a bit like flowers, and a bit like tiles. It’s neither casual nor formal, so is very versatile to wear, and the print has hints of a late 60s feel without being costumey.
The one drawback of this dress is that the fabric does fray a lot. So I’m going to have to do a bit of fixing to cover the seams, and especially along the zipper. But apart from that, this dress is great. And sure to get lots more wear.

More on my blog: http://antipodeanstitcher.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/fridays-frock.html

Material Notes

1.5 metres cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Classic, Mod
Material
Cotton

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    Mar 17, 2017, 03.46 AMby nrobson

    looks wonderful, nice and summery and chilled

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    Feb 27, 2017, 07.53 AMby Maria Hayek

    Beautiful dress! I like the shape :)

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