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Striped Gingham Dress

Added Dec 9, 2009

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






This dress is a Vougue dress I made back in high school. I love how the pleats were created from sewing-out the white and black squares, making black and gray stripes around the waist and for the sleeves. Cutting this out was a challenge but worth it in the end! Evey check lined up perfectly. The original pattern called for a cut out lace boarder right above the hem line, but I decided to go without.

Material Notes

Cotton black and white gingham check, 1" squares




Garment Type



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    Mar 14, 2010, 11.54 AMby sweetiepie

    Looks great =]

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    Feb 28, 2010, 11.43 PMby dorasmora

    great one!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 04.01 PMby carottesauvage

    Adorable, your creations rock! Great styling too :)!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 05.25 AMby itssimplychelsea

    love this, i have a undying love for anything plaid or checked. I will have to check out this pattern!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 11.31 AMby ranjani

    Fantastic! I’m looking for this pattern now.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 11.18 PMby kat21

    very nice! love the striped effect that the pleats make.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 06.07 PMby erdronen

    This is a beautiful dress! Very well done matching the pleats, and making the fabric work so well with the pattern! I’m so jealous :) Someday I need to try working with a plaid.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.09 AMby seussian

    I love,love, love the photoshoot location and your hat

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    Dec 11, 2009, 02.22 AMby brianac18

    I JUST bought that pattern! but have yet to find material that is just right. beautiful job.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 01.29 AMby stylenanda

    I love it!

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    Dec 10, 2009, 10.52 PMby damianadesigns

    Nice job, I like this look a lot!

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    Dec 10, 2009, 06.46 PMby wzrdreams

    I’m working on this now! Well, actually it’s in my UFO pile, but all I need to do is hem it and add the buttons. I’m so lazy. Yours looks great! Now I’m motivated to finish mine.

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    Dec 10, 2009, 06.36 PMby xnickerxje

    I love the waist. Fabulous job matching everything up!

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    Dec 10, 2009, 05.09 PMby scheryka

    Ok, the first and only time I got a plaid to match was over 10 years ago while helping my Mom do a pleated skirt. I’ve done pleats and checks since then but just didn’t care to match the pattern. Now i’m going to do it again. Your dress is cute.

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    Dec 10, 2009, 01.23 PMby zozowahine

    Really nice. I bet cutting out was a nightmare! It looks fantastic, so well done for persisting!

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      Dec 10, 2009, 05.33 PMby misslivia

      Thanks! I forgot to mention in the garment description that I cut it out single layer, but I accidentally cut out the back one square up from the front! I ended up being able to fix it, but boy was that frustrating!

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    Dec 10, 2009, 12.30 PMby ichigogirl

    It’s lovely. I really like the intuitive use of pleats/plaid, clever. Which pattern number was it, do you remember?

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    Dec 10, 2009, 08.33 AMby juebejue

    i love it! :D

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    Dec 10, 2009, 08.27 AMby fnm

    The dress is beautiful! I love the whole look. :)

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    Dec 10, 2009, 07.55 AMby liaspace

    oh this is wonderful!!! I love this!!! which vogue pattern was it?? once again…excellent work!!!

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    Dec 10, 2009, 12.35 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    gorgeous and flirty! :D

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    Dec 9, 2009, 11.57 PMby emilykate

    I’ve seen this pattern before and thought it looked cool! I thought it might be a bit TOO retro but I can see now that it is on a real person instead of the envelope illustration that it’s actually very modern. You did such a great job.

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    Dec 9, 2009, 11.10 PMby nettie

    That is insanely good!!

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    Dec 9, 2009, 09.44 PMby ginasophia


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    Dec 9, 2009, 08.54 PMby ashchaser

    I adore this, and that collar is awesome!

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    Dec 9, 2009, 08.19 PMby dewreb

    So cute!

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