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Royksopp dress

Added Sep 26, 2010

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...






I wanted to make a dress with clean lines using this fantastic print fabric in a heavy cotton weight, and chose another pattern from my Japanese sewing book Simple Chic by Machiko Kayaki (see also Skull Blouse ).

I made a few changes to the dress. I’d already lenghtened the dress from the pattern but I still found it was too short to my liking – I really wanted it as a dress and not a tunic this time. So I added the wide hem at the bottom and left the sides open to serve as slits. I also moved the zip from the centre back to the left seam, because I wanted to keep the print intact.

I also made bias tape to finish the neckline and arms, and put a small bow on one shoulder for an extra detail. I used satin bias tape to finish the seams on the dress as the fabric was unraveling fairly fast.

The fabric is from my stash – bought earlier this year in IKEA.

I was listening to Royksopp while I made this dress… I like that it has turned out to look a bit retro. I’ll be wearing it with pale grey ankle boots or black knee high boots and opaque tights and a black cardie though the coming autumn and winter months!

Material Notes

Approx. 2m jeans weight cotton (less required without nap), 22cm zip, satin bias tape, I also used a 18mm bias tape maker for the neckline and armholes.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Vintage


Simple Chic by Machiko Kayaki

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    Oct 1, 2010, 07.32 AMby flosiepoos

    Thanks for all the compliments – perhaps it shows that I had great fun making this one!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 09.08 PMby steampunkginger

    Very cute-nice use of the fabric-you managed to give plenty of contrast using very muted tones. Also, Royksopp is awesome. ;)

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    Sep 30, 2010, 03.26 PMby Caroline Tschäppät

    What a cool dress!! Love it!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 03.09 PMby kelepso

    Beautiful Fabric! Love the retro style!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 01.17 PMby ashchaser

    That print is AWESOME! You will undoubtedly look great in it and your ankle boots…and now I have a Royksopp song stuck in my head- ft. Karen Dreijer(sp?)

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      Oct 1, 2010, 12.45 AMby nessys

      My husband has a not-so-secret crush on this Karen!!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 01.00 PMby 20beverly08

    the fabric is definitely vogue retro. terrific work.

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    Sep 30, 2010, 08.17 AMby nessys

    I love this!!! Firstly, the fabric – which I have seen used on other projects on this site, secondly because I have just developed a passion for Japanese dress pattern books and thirdly because I love Royksopp!!!

    Fab dress – I love what you’ve with the neck bias trim!

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