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my "cache coeur" dress

Added Nov 6, 2012

by marielaure

Paris, France






I made this dress about 3 years ago and only wore it twice as of today !!! It is based on a Burda pattern from 2006 I think, but I cannot find the full reference any more. It has a separated belt to wrap around the waist.
Actually, I fell in love with the red/black print of the double knitted fabric and immediately decided to cut a wrapped dress out of it. Once done, I did not dare to wear it because of the fabric strength, but finally decided it’s worth it!
Now I am very happy of this garment that has a simple but still raffinated line.
It is quite easy to wear for business, and very comfortable in mid-season.
If I had to make it again, I would downsize to a 34 as the double knitted fabric is really stretchy and I prefer this type of garment well adjusted to my small bust. moreover, the strong print hides the dress details a little bit. Anyway, I wear it with a black tank top underneath to avoid any problem with looseness and it’s perfect.

Material Notes

double knitted jeysey bought in the Eindhoven fabric store
black thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Nov 6, 2012, 02.44 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and the fabrics awesome x

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      Nov 7, 2012, 01.35 AMby marielaure

      Thanks Mary for your kind comment! it’s always nice to see people like your home made stuff!

      To be honest, the most difficult was to find how to cut in order to preserve the symetry and take the best of the print.

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