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Nankeen Dress

Added Aug 28, 2011

by KateLangford

London, United K...




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Pattern: Vogue 2429 that I’ve had for about 7 years and never used. I made view B.

Fabric: Nankeen fabric from Shanghai, white cotton for lining

Time: 4 evenings

What I liked about it: I love the pattern of the fabric and the bodice fits nice and snugly in a way I would never be able to get from a shop bought dress. The joys of home sewing!

What I would change: Unfortunately the colour is still running from the fabric despite pre-washing it, so I’m going to have to wash it again. The gathering around the front could be neater – next time I’d be tempted to gather it at the end rather than before it’s all been put together; how much you gather it really effects the fit around the bust. The only other problem is that it gapes a little around the arms around the top of the bodice – but am pretty happy with it in general.

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Material Notes

Chinese Indigo cotton from Shanghai




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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.20 PMby mojo elgin

    Love it! You look great in it. (don’t you just hate when fabric dyes run :/ )

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    Aug 28, 2011, 06.54 PMby kittelisa

    Super cute dress. Love the pattern and it really suit you.

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