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My red Lonsdale

Added Aug 13, 2012

by scuffsan

Göteborg, Sweden






I finally made myself a Lonsdale dress! I love sewaholic patterns and I’ve had this one for quite a while. There are so many lovely Lonsdales out there and I wish mine was as great. Sadly I went for the wrong fabric. It’s a bit too stiff so it isn’t as comfortable as I guess it would be in a softer fabric. I used a green grosgrain ribbon for the hem. I thought I could get away with it since the fabric is stiff, but it ended up bulky so I should probably rip it out and hem it without the grosgrain, but I do like the pop of green on the inside though. I also ended up making this dress a size too big, so I had to take in the bodice a bit, and of course I was almost done with the dress when I realized this and I was to lazy to rip it all apart again, so instead i ended up taking it all in at the back. Not the best way to go, I know. The side seams of the bodice are now a bit to the back, but I can live with that. Even though I did have some issues with this dress I’m planning on making another. And the second time around I probably won’t make the same mistakes. And on the plus side for this version, I did finish all the seams nicely so it looks good on the inside and that is very satisfying. This was also my first go at a hand picked zipper, and I’m wondering why it took me so long to try it.

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Material Notes

Cotton, zipper, grosgrain ribbon




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    Aug 13, 2012, 02.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Well i love this dress. fab front and back. its got pockets and the fabric"s lovely x

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      Aug 13, 2012, 03.35 PMby scuffsan

      Thank you :) Glad you like it!

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