My Modest Raspberry Dress

Added Oct 6, 2012

by alicewang

Reading, United ...

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McCalls 5921, view D. I wanted to make the perfect work dress, and this tried and tested pattern did the trick.

I used a double wool crepe, and lined the dress with faux silk lining. I did have some issue with the sleeves (by following the wrong set of instructions…), but in the end I am pleased with the result.

For more photos and info please visit my blog

Material Notes

double wool crepe, polyester lining

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Wool

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    Oct 13, 2012, 12.40 PMby dabura

    Gorgeous! Great project, congrats!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 06.18 PMby alicewang

      Thank you!

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    Oct 13, 2012, 11.04 AMby libra-s

    Love the colour and design, particularly the cap sleeves!!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 06.18 PMby alicewang

      Thank you kindly ;-)

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    Oct 8, 2012, 01.46 PMby dmd1177

    Love love love. So simple, but so well made. If you didn’t say it was hand made nobody would ever know as the finish is so clean and neat. Nice colour also…it looks great on you.

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      Oct 8, 2012, 05.55 PMby alicewang

      Thank you for your kind words! I actually hand sewed the blind hem as well, so I’m glad you noticed my efforts!

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    Oct 7, 2012, 11.08 PMby ines25

    nice dress!!! the color is so chic with that pattern!

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      Oct 8, 2012, 05.54 PMby alicewang

      Thank you kindly! I’m glad I made the match ;-)

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    Oct 7, 2012, 08.18 PMby Mary Athey

    Its s fab dress. love the cute sleeves and i love red x

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      Oct 8, 2012, 05.54 PMby alicewang

      Thank you Mary!

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    Oct 7, 2012, 09.30 AMby Lauren9

    I love this dress so much. If I found it in a shop I’d definitely buy it. My favorite part is the sleeves and I love the colour too!

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      Oct 7, 2012, 06.11 PMby alicewang

      Thank you Lauren! That’s so lovely to hear :-)

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    Oct 7, 2012, 08.43 AMby Shira B

    Its beautiful :)

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      Oct 7, 2012, 06.11 PMby alicewang

      Thank you!

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    Oct 6, 2012, 10.30 PMby cequimby

    Super cute, and I love the color on you!

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      Oct 7, 2012, 06.13 PMby alicewang

      Thank you! I love the colour too – it’s not quite red, but almost. I don’t usually buy fabric that cost over £10 a metre, especially if it’s remnant, but I had to buy this!

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