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Lampoon Dress

Added Apr 17, 2012

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...

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Description

I was recently asked to participate in a Simplicity Blog Hop, and chose 1913 as my first dress to stitch up and blog about. After a few false starts, from being unable to find my desired fabric to receiving the list of other participants and trying to predict their tastes (nobody wants to show up to the prom with the same dress!), I finally settled on this chambray. I recently confiscated it from my mom’s stash, along with the red bias tape, the turquoise metal zip, and the Yale blue lace hem tape. The only non-vintage item in this dress is the thread and hook (I’m going to re-work the thread bar, as it’s too large). I like to call the Project Runway line “choose your own adventure” patterns, because they include lots of variations & details you can throw at ’em. In the end, I simply went with the collar and added piping.

You can read more about my adventures in fitting this dress over on my blog. Let’s just say that I think I’ve finally learned how to properly fit my curvy back. And to get armholes up where I prefer them to be. The first version was almost rude.

Material Notes

vintage cotton chambray, metal zip, red piping, lace hem tape

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Cotton

Credits

Simplicity 1913

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  • Redwhitefestive_large

    Apr 29, 2012, 04.40 PMby heatherrique

    Sleek and chic! Nicely done.

  • Bunny_large

    Apr 25, 2012, 01.47 AMby zoey02

    the collar! i’m doing a project with a similar collar. I love yours!

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    Apr 21, 2012, 08.32 AMby nessys

    This is just gorgeous Honey – love the blue with the red piping (adore the red ). I can’t believe you made chambray look so glam (I currently have a personal dispute going with chambray – long story!). You look beautiful and the fit is FAB! xx

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      Apr 23, 2012, 07.27 PMby threadsquare

      Oh no!!! I hope you win the dispute :) I fell in love with chambray during this. It’s like blue-collar linen.

    • Cali_large

      Apr 23, 2012, 07.27 PMby threadsquare

      Oh no!!! I hope you win the dispute :) I fell in love with chambray during this. It’s like blue-collar linen.

    • Cali_large

      Apr 23, 2012, 07.27 PMby threadsquare

      Oh no!!! I hope you win the dispute :) I fell in love with chambray during this. It’s like blue-collar linen.

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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.13 AMby zranitelna

    Great dress and coat. Love the curviness of pict. 3. And you could put the first photo in an Burda magazine right away.

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    • Cali_large

      Apr 19, 2012, 05.59 PMby threadsquare

      Aw, thanks for such a lovely comment :)

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    Apr 18, 2012, 06.22 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    lovely dress in a great material!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 05.59 PMby threadsquare

      Chambray is the best! I want to sew some summery shorts in it now.

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    Apr 18, 2012, 12.54 AMby sewneenee

    super-cute dress, love the collar!

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      Apr 18, 2012, 07.57 AMby MadeinAmandine

      i LOVE the collar too !! it’s a wonderful dress…

    • Cali_large

      Apr 19, 2012, 05.58 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks :)

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    Apr 17, 2012, 09.17 PMby laracrj

    Beautiful, I love the red piping – all your projects look so professionally finished!

  • Tea_party_qui_large

    Apr 17, 2012, 07.56 PMby jacquipardue

    looks wonderful!

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