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Street Spirit

Added Nov 14, 2012

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






I made this dress back in August, but I hadn’t worn it yet. It’s not the sort of thing you wear every day – it needed an event to do it justice.
Cue Radiohead tour.
The dress is a pattern from the Japanese pattern book, She Has a Mannish Style (I love that title!). This pattern was one of the reasons I bought the book, in fact. I saw this fabric on Tessuti’s website, and thought it would be a perfect match, but it was a little pricey on my student budget. Then it went on sale for half price, so obviously I had to buy it.
The dress is very simple, just a basic draped dress, two pieces of fabric, and with black satin bias binding on the neck and arms, it was incredibly easy to make. Although I did leave broken sequins everywhere after cutting the pieces out.
The dress is named after one of my favourite Radiohead songs, which I was very excited to hear then play last night. I almost called the dress ‘The Exfoliating Dress’, because the sequins are sewn on with metallic thread. And that many sequins + metallic thread is a bit scratchy to wear. But naming it after a brilliant song, band, and gig is much better than naming it after itchiness, isn’t it?

Material Notes

sequinned jersey
satin bias binding




Spring, Summer
Evening Wear, Rock

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    Nov 16, 2012, 05.22 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    that is quite some irresistible fabric!

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      Nov 18, 2012, 09.37 AMby pambox

      It is – I was glad it went on sale so I could buy it!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 06.18 PMby tejka

    great fabric!!

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      Nov 18, 2012, 09.38 AMby pambox


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    Nov 14, 2012, 10.46 AMby Mary Athey

    It looks lovely on you. why don.t you line it?? thats what i.d do with this fabric x

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      Nov 14, 2012, 11.30 AMby pambox

      I worry that lining it might mess up how it drapes. I should make myself a slip to wear underneath, though.

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      Nov 14, 2012, 01.56 PMby Mary Athey

      A slips a good idea. i always line my dresses even if the patteen dos.nt call for one. i think they hang better x

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