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PatternMagic3; 4sleeved dress

Added Oct 5, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






Made of ivory cotton jersey, drafted from the Japanese pattern book “Pattern Magic 3” by Tomoko Nakamichi, this is the design on p18. I curved in the torso of the “long” version more to make it a bit more shapely. Love both views of this dress and plan to wear it either way. Sorry for the gazillion photos but they all show something a little bit different about this dress, and there is lots that is different!
I feel like a cross between a nun and a choirboy; but that pleases me…
Socks handknitted by my Mum

also on my blog here

Material Notes

ivory cotton jersey




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.17 AMby Mari Np

    Wouaw this is very cool as well, and the red tights were a good idea too, where can I check out more of Tomoko Nakamichi stuff ?!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 10.31 AMby wardrobe-cat

    You are imesurably COOL! This is amazing. I wanna do one now. That sort of thing would be perfect for our blistering summers. Oh. And the cat looks wonderful.

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    Oct 6, 2011, 02.20 PMby sewingqueen-1

    Gorgeous! The curved in waistline adds a bit of sleekness to the design. (love how your beastie wanted in the shots too!)

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      Oct 7, 2011, 08.11 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you! yup, the beastie is the real diva ;)

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    Oct 6, 2011, 06.05 AMby urbandon

    Aaaaahhhh! Brilliant, cool. Now I HAVE to make it- girlfriend insists. The socks and cat are very cool too.

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      Oct 7, 2011, 08.12 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you! I recommend a really drape-y fabric… to be honest I’m toying with making this pattern in another more floppy and therefore more ideal fabric. Haven’t decided…

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    Oct 6, 2011, 05.10 AMby inspire62

    Very creative:)

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      Oct 7, 2011, 08.13 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 03.07 PMby dottty

    Thats very clever and i love the cat too jj:)x

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      Oct 7, 2011, 08.13 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you, and yes, she is a sweetie :D

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