Golden Oatmeal Dress

Added Jan 14, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...






So named because of the gold sequins that look like little pieces of oatmeal, and the oatmeal-colored knit…

I wanted to make a dress to go with this gold belt that I picked up at the thrift store. I chose a more neutral-colored knit to really showcase the belt, and tied it together with a piece of crochet lace applique that has gold sequins. The pattern was based off of McCall’s 6112, but since it’s such a simple pattern I didn’t bother buying it; I just sketched one based on my measurements and the pattern lineart. Putting on the applique was easier than I thought; I just sewed around the edges and then cut away the fabric underneath.

My favorite part of this dress (beside the lace) are the slits in the kimono sleeves; it makes for a nice drapey, breezy, comfy top.

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    Feb 7, 2012, 03.44 AMby prairieponygirl

    WOW! What a beautiful little dress. GReat job and I love that color!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 01.23 PMby libra-s

    Just gorgeous!!!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 05.44 AMby smallone

    wow the sum of this is so much more than its parts ….a lesson in how to bring a few simple ideas together for stunning effect. Nice job!!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.09 PMby Shona Roon

    Love this! I’m thinking of dresses for my spring wardrobe and may do something similar. Looks so good on you!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 05.16 PMby bofa


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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.46 PMby aggelicat .)

    full of grace!!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 10.01 AMby blueartisan

    Beautiful job!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 08.28 AMby libbysharf

    Very delicate and feminine, floaty and dreamy. love those sleeves.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 07.44 AMby tricksy

    Great dress! I love the arm slits.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.26 AMby Sadie Fox Metter

    This is lovely.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 02.30 AMby schnui

    This is a very pretty dress that looks so good on you. Well done.

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    Jan 14, 2012, 09.26 PMby lisa g

    this is beautiful!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 08.17 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Loving this!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 07.33 PMby Kasiorist

    I adore the lace inset, it’s so cute but not too romantic (which I obviously don’t like). the fabric is gorgeous, too

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