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Ivory wool princess-seam dress

Added Jun 26, 2011

by G-A-

Oxford, United K...






Dress with an interesting cut from Burda Style Magazine. The fabric is an amazing wool challis in ivory and I entirely lined the dress for comfort. Since the fabric is wool, I also added 3/4 sleeves so that I would wear the dress in winter. Adding sleeves was NOT a walk in the park given the neckline of the dress. I think I did a reasonable job of it. I also modified the skirt pattern so that it would fall just below the knee.

Material Notes

Ivory wool challis, ivory invisible zipper, ivory antistatic synthetic lining




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    Nov 11, 2011, 04.03 AMby designoc

    The sleeves make it! Like seeing the dress on; gave me a better perspective of how it falls. LOVE IT! I want one!

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      Nov 13, 2011, 01.10 PMby G-A-

      Thank you! I am happy you like the sleeves, I fiddled with them so much to make them look good.

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    Sep 23, 2011, 07.37 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Lovely job! I agree with your shortening of the skirt, I had thought it was too long. The dress looks great with sleeves too, I think it was worth the hassle! Well done.

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    Aug 12, 2011, 12.52 PMby pszczółka

    wonderful dress.

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      Aug 14, 2011, 09.41 PMby G-A-

      Thanks a lot

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    Jun 27, 2011, 11.20 PMby loyl8

    dress is very simple and beautiful…i see winter white wedding in it too. great job

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      Jul 4, 2011, 06.31 PMby G-A-

      Thanks :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 06.08 AMby debbie777

    This is so beautiful, the colour is really nice!

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      Jun 27, 2011, 05.21 PMby G-A-

      Thanks a lot for your comment :)
      I fell in love with the fabric (a remnant as well). I have about 80cm by 150cm left so I’ll try to do a skirt with it as well. Would love to coordinate a jacket but I don’t think I’ve got enough fabric.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 06.40 PMby debbie777

      You are welcome :)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 05.44 AMby corduroycoat

    It’s looks lovely, it would be great to see it on you! I have a dress just like that with the ultra wide boat neck and set in long sleeves. It’s a pain to set the sleeves, but it sure makes for a great neckline! This looks like a winter wedding dress to me ;-).

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      Jun 27, 2011, 05.19 PMby G-A-

      Oh wow, thanks blushing. I will try and post pics on me, but I didn’t have a photographer handy when I finished it.

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      Sep 15, 2011, 05.10 PMby G-A-

      Hello Corduroycoat, I have just posted a picture wearing it. I hope you can see the details of the dress better.

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