Lavender Grecian Dress

Added May 21, 2012

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

I made this dress from two vintage patterns. The bodice is from a 1970’s maxi dress and the skirt is from a 1940’s day dress. I found the fabric for $1.99 a yard so I bought quite a lot of it. It’s a very lightweight jersey with a transparent pattern to it. I like the way it came out, but I found I had some puckering issues when sewing two layers of the purple fabric, even when I adjusted the differential feed. I think it might be because of the varying thickness of the fabric.

I lined it with some nude colored jersey. I made the skirt lining shorter to give it an airy feel. It’s very comfortable and has pockets!

Material Notes

Jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    May 25, 2012, 09.56 PMby vasgarcia

    Turned out super cute!

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    May 22, 2012, 12.30 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Really lovely dress! I like the way it drapes – good fabric choice!

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    May 21, 2012, 08.39 PMby Veela33

    Great summer dress – love that you made it with pockets…

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    May 21, 2012, 08.37 PMby Veela33

    Great summer dress. Love that you made it with pockets.

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    May 21, 2012, 06.55 PMby madebymeg

    perfection

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    May 21, 2012, 04.04 PMby guineveresmom

    Beautiful, and looks comfy for summer.

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    May 21, 2012, 03.18 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely xx

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    May 21, 2012, 03.18 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely xx

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    May 21, 2012, 03.18 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely xx

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    May 21, 2012, 03.18 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely xx

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    May 21, 2012, 03.17 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely xx

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    May 21, 2012, 03.17 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely xx

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    May 21, 2012, 02.15 PMby xinbaoer520

    Direct printing a pattern, different size

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    May 21, 2012, 01.38 PMby zsyzu

    Your dress is very pretty. I love lavender. It’s amazing how a seventies pattern can transcend time decades later and still come out looking fresh and trendy.

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    May 21, 2012, 01.31 PMby zsyzu

    Your dress is very pretty. I love lavender. It’s amazing how a seventies pattern can transcend time decades later and still come out looking fresh and trendy.

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    May 21, 2012, 01.30 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you everyone!

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    May 21, 2012, 12.39 PMby sewknitting

    It looks great, fits you perfectly! It does look comfy.

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    May 21, 2012, 12.19 PMby xrosyposyx

    Great shape! I bet it’s comfy as well!

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    May 21, 2012, 08.40 AMby Madcinderella

    Love it!

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    May 21, 2012, 08.38 AMby Hugs-and-Kisses

    Very nice! I love the pockets xXx

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    May 21, 2012, 06.16 AMby laracrj

    Beautiful – it looks lovely to wear in the summer!

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    May 21, 2012, 01.59 AMby Gabriela Alejandra

    An Urban Greek Godness!!!

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