Loopy Wool Dress

Added Nov 4, 2012

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

a fairly easy project with a cute result!

i used the neckline of another pattern on the Burda Style magazine 09/2012 (pattern no. 106), but otherwise everything is exactly from the pattern no. 107.

the fabric i used is stretchy enough for me to comfortably slip in and out of the dress, so i didn’t install any zipper at all. for the neckline, i used the other side of the fabric as the right side.

this was my first time sewing genuine leather, and it probably would’ve gone great if only my choice of the dress fabric wasn’t too thick that it caused my sewing machine to jam when i tried to sew the leather pockets. in the end i had to sew it by hand. :p not the most neat sewing, but whatever.

as always, i love how it turned out, and will be wearing this dress quite often in the winter here!

PS. i named the project “loopy” because of the yarn loops on the fabric. in close up, they make the fabric look like bird feathers! ;)

Material Notes

1.5m of wool/blend knit,
small patch of genuine leather

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Mod, Vintage
Material
Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Apr 14, 2013, 01.54 PMby Anna E

    Great choice of fabric. It gives the dress just that little extra.

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    Feb 24, 2013, 11.25 PMby dabura

    Great project :) Congrats!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 11.35 AMby alekat

    hi! Your dress is so cute and I love the yellow tights and the fabric is so cool. I’m making this one also but out of linen and I’m not sure what happened, but the French darts somehow turned out a little cone like! But other than that I agree, it’s a really simple pattern and I’ll defiantly be making it again. Great job!

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      Nov 6, 2012, 05.20 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks so much! :) and sorry to hear about your linen dress, could it be because linen is a bit too stiff for the darts? can’t wait to see your version of the dress! (whenever you’ll make it again) ;)

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    Nov 4, 2012, 10.50 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, well done x

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      Nov 5, 2012, 06.34 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks! i was a bit surprised at how easy it was to sew it! :D will probably make more later.

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    Nov 4, 2012, 10.50 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, well done x

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    Nov 4, 2012, 07.33 PMby SassyT

    Absolutely love this. Very cute.

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/loopy-wool-dress?image=297618