Granville Street Dress

Added Oct 11, 2009

by Shalyn McFaul

Vancouver, Canada

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Description

I got inspired to design this dress when I saw another dress with a pleating detail that I liked. I’d been wanting to sew a dress made of warmer material with sleeves in order to keep me warmer during the fall and winter coming on. This one does just that, that because the material is tripled for each pleat it keeps my core even warmer.

As always, 100% hand-stitched.

Check out more of about this and of my other work on my blog! http://arsgratiaartis-shalyn.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Wool blend, zipper, two shirt buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Preppy
Material
Blends, Wool

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    Feb 28, 2010, 05.06 PMby bluebean

    I love this dress.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 10.09 AMby ajtak7171

    Wow, this is absolutely fantastic! Did you design this pattern yourself?? I’m trying to keep myself from making a comment about the handstiching… ;-)

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      Nov 2, 2009, 05.26 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      I took the pattern I’d modified into my Mad Men dress and decided how many pleats I wanted, and then calculated how many inches that would add. Then I layed out the patter with that many extra inches added to the center of both the front and back piece. I had to do some fancy footwork to adjust the neckline and arm holes accordingly, but otherwise it was just that. Then I pleated up the center to bring it back to fitting again.

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    Oct 14, 2009, 02.42 PMby lunatepetal

    great dress!!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 11.13 PMby twoboos

    looks gorgeous – I would have to lengthen it though as my legs are nothing compared to yours!!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 04.41 PMby catmagalhaes

    I love the pleating detail. Really beautiful dress. Congratulations!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 04.41 PMby catmagalhaes

    I love the pleating detail. Really beautiful dress. Congratulations!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 04.40 PMby catmagalhaes

    I love the pleating detail. Really beautiful dress. Congratulations!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 03.56 PMby tatuswelle

    Darn girl…that’s HOT! You have the legs for it too : ). You look soo fab!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 02.26 PMby skwarynia

    Lovely, you look fantastic! It would look great with leggins cause it’s too short for me

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      Oct 12, 2009, 04.36 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      Yes, it is by far the shortest dress I’ve ever worn and it takes some extra confidence, but I like it best with thick dark tights.

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      Oct 12, 2009, 07.11 PMby skwarynia

      Ok it’s the shortest but you still lokk great! And I won’t…
      Anyway suits you and you should be confident:)

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    Oct 12, 2009, 09.40 AMby barbaraagatha

    You look like Christina Hendricks here! And the colour looks warm and fashionable at the same time.

    I love the dress, but, if I may, how come you decide to handstitch?

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      Oct 12, 2009, 04.35 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      I handstitch because I’ve never had a sewing machine. I’d love to save up and buy one someday, but I’ve learned how to do without for the 15 years.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 08.34 AMby lovelypolly

    very fashionable! how long does it take you to handstich a dress???

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      Oct 12, 2009, 04.34 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      This one took me 2.5 days, but one of those days I was sick in bed, so I got through it a little faster. If nothing else hand sewing is something you can do in bed.

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      Oct 12, 2009, 04.34 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      This one took me 2.5 days, but one of those days I was sick in bed, so I got through it a little faster. If nothing else hand sewing is something you can do in bed.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 01.20 AMby sarahwau

    I love the pleating detail. You must be so patient to handstitch.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 12.26 AMby jasmine77

    Beautiful job..and handstitched too!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 11.39 PMby cquinn13

    very nice!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 11.20 PMby lala86

    It looks great!! congrats

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    Oct 11, 2009, 09.15 PMby emlj

    wow thats fantastic!

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