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Future Dress

Added Apr 17, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I designed this dress using pieces from a few patterns and dresses I already own. It was supposed to be all black, but after cutting out my pieces and basting them together, I tried to finish my edges with the serger. I caught a chunk of the bodice in the machine’s blade, which cut a large hole into the fabric right near the armpit.

So, I inserted a strip of fabric in the front and back of the bodice, using leftover shirting from a suit jacket I’m making for my husband. I really like the detail. It breaks up the black and the yoke also extends the sleeves, giving them a structured, futuristic vibe.

I’ve got more details on how I did this on my blog I’ve got more details on how I did this on my blog




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Vintage
Cotton, Shirting

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    Sep 22, 2011, 12.14 PMby 1sewingprincess

    beautiful result. You look stunning and I really like the accidental detail

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    Aug 2, 2011, 06.05 AMby urbandon

    The magic in ‘mistakes’! Brilliant.

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      Aug 2, 2011, 02.00 PMby daughterfish

      Thank you! I love all your projects, btw.

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    Apr 18, 2011, 09.13 AMby bekaem

    Cool result! I am totally convinced that ‘design by accident’ is a great tool, and I find it’s more fun to wear something that’s a bit of a surprise than what I had in mind all the time, so by the time it’s finished I’m so used to it already that it’s almost not like a new garment.

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      Apr 18, 2011, 10.21 AMby daughterfish

      I totally agree. My closet is full of accidents that I love:)

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    Apr 18, 2011, 05.30 AMby lauriana

    Very nice dress! And I agree, in retrospect, the serger accident was a stroke of luck. The strip of contrasting fabric really makes the dress look special. Great work on the pattern as well!

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    Apr 18, 2011, 03.13 AMby Yvette Stanton

    What a happy mistake! I think it looks excellent!

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    Apr 18, 2011, 12.31 AMby skeeler

    That really works!

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