i chi red girlllllll

Added Apr 8, 2011

by oonaballoona

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oh ichigogirl, you rock my world. her cowl dress is as fun to make as it is to wear. though actually i don’t look much like i’m having fun here… fun-ner pictures and more story at oonaballoona: i, chi, GO girl!

i extended the cowl neck and serged the excess until it measured the original pattern neckline, then folded the drape to the outside so the stitching would show.

Material Notes

stretch jersey and lots of poly thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Knits/Jersey

Credits

ichigogirl's cowl dress pattern

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    Sep 13, 2011, 01.50 AMby SewinInTheRain

    I have the perfect zebra print knit for this pattern! I need to make it one of these days, love your version!

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      Sep 14, 2011, 11.54 PMby oonaballoona

      ooooooooh you know i’m a sucker for animal print!

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    Jun 23, 2011, 09.10 PMby asf

    this is absolutely fantastic. I want this. Only my size and possibly with maternity alterations because that’s the only time I look good wearing something so form fitting.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 12.41 PMby oonaballoona

      you will notice i am mostly sitting :))))) i want to make one of these in an a-line next!

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    May 20, 2011, 10.52 AMby sonjaconjota

    You look stunning, hot colour, great dress!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 11.14 PMby Seeks Corey

    Haven’t told you till now, but I love the dress! I’ll have to try one out for myself! :)

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      Apr 11, 2011, 09.42 PMby oonaballoona

      you must do it, it’s instant happiness!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 06.03 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty!

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    Apr 9, 2011, 02.11 PMby nidhi

    what a cool twist to the design! love the neck!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 09.41 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks, nidhi! it wasn’t too hard to do.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 10.01 PMby tessi

    Awesome as usual!! I just LOVE looking at your projects and reading your blogs!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 09.40 PMby oonaballoona

      thank you tessi! i really enjoy making up the stories… almost as much as sewing the garment!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 06.58 PMby carterbelle

    Love this version of the dress! Gorgeous!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 06.37 PMby mokosha

    great job oona .. and those shoes are to dye for

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      Apr 8, 2011, 07.30 PMby oonaballoona

      and die from, they are far too high…

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    Apr 8, 2011, 05.40 PMby apfelbluete

    WOW! Lady in red……………amazing! great job!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 05.38 PMby puffling

    I downloaded this ages ago and was too intimidated to try, but how I have a serger and I’ll give it a go too. Thanks for the tips about alterations, since I’m more of a 38-40.

    Oh, BTW, has anyone told you today how gorgeous you are?! ;)

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      Apr 8, 2011, 07.35 PMby oonaballoona

      well thank you!!! :)))

      i’m a 38 on the bottom— i cut the pattern 1.5 inches ( 1 1/2 ) away from the fold for both pieces, and added a 3/8 inch allowance to side and shoulder seams. next time i’ll probably make an inch seam allowance. on the top i’m a 34-36. so i took out an inch at the center armhole, straight across. it’s so easy, especially with a serger!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.36 PMby irmchen

    BEAUTIFUL!!!

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      Apr 8, 2011, 04.40 PMby oonaballoona

      caps :blush: … thank you!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.33 PMby nellyvdb

    Amazing! You are some clever girl to have serged the edges.

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      Apr 8, 2011, 04.40 PMby oonaballoona

      clever? or lazy and crafty??? i love to see serged edges (and hate to blind hem!)

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      Apr 8, 2011, 06.50 PMby nellyvdb

      lazy+crafty+great_results(a dress to die for, your red dress) = CLEVER!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.20 PMby xanray

    GORGEOUS! I love the serged edges :)

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      Apr 8, 2011, 04.41 PMby oonaballoona

      thanks xanray! your twister dress pattern is awaiting the right fabric…

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