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Scarlet Wool

Added Feb 28, 2014

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






The Georgia Dress is a super sexy knockout dress with fitted cups and a paneled skirt that hugs the waist and skims the hips. Variations include a choice of slinky shoulder straps or a wider, nautical style faux collar. Keep it demure with a knee length skirt, or show off those pins with the mini!

This is a fabulous dress with great bone structure!

As you may have noticed, I added sleeves to my version. I knew that a sleeveless wool dress was not going to get very much wear, so sleeves were my logical choice.

I also added 1" to the torso length, and another inch to the bottom edge to make this knee length with a 2" hem. The given hem is a scant 1" according to the directions, which is too narrow for me when working with a straight skirt like this.

Because I prefer full linings, I cut an entire dress out of bemberg rayon. I would normally stitch a skirt lining to the skirt before attaching the bodice pieces, but since I added sleeves to the design, a complete lining made finishing the upper edge quick and easy and gave me one less thing to keep track of.

To avoid bra strap issues, I added a pair of bra cups between the dress and lining layers as well as a grosgrain stay. I think I would have added the bra cups to the original design as well – a bra (strapless or otherwise) would be hard to find to fit under the minimal front bodice pieces.

I am positive that I will be making another one of these up in the near future. And I would highly recommend this as a great basic.

And as always, more pictures and info may be found on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Wool, courtesy of Britex




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Mar 8, 2014, 08.25 AMby janene

    Nothing less than stunning! :-)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.15 PMby cchristie

    Very chic. I like that. Njoy

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    Mar 2, 2014, 05.04 AMby yenny lee

    Lovely :D

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    Feb 28, 2014, 07.18 PMby slmnstyle

    Another great dress! Well done!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 03.03 PMby LakeWylieMom

    Very beautiful!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 02.05 PMby kisses

    Very classy and neatly constructed

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    Feb 28, 2014, 01.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Adorable dress! You look fabulous!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 01.35 PMby orchiddream

    Suits you perfectly!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 07.55 AMby martinK

    absolutly great!!!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 06.20 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and what a lovely vibrant red fabric. I have yet to try a by hand lomdon pattern but i am sorely tempted after seeing your dress. Great blog and photos as well x

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