Royksopp dress

Added Sep 26, 2010

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Vintage
Material
Cotton

Credits

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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