The 70's-inspired dress

Added Apr 27, 2014

by gemmafloyd

Warsaw, Poland

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Description

When it comes to sewing and buying clothes I’m at my prime in the spring and summertime. Every autumn it turns out I have very little to wear – especially dresses. As soon as I received this heavy polyester I knew it was perfect autumn dress material. The color and pattern of the fabric made me think of the 70s, so a loose dress with loose sleeves gathered at the wrist seemed a perfect idea. To top it off, I found the perfect pattern in the 11/2013 Burda – the designer pattern. It was meant for a blouse, but it was no problem to simply lengthen the pattern. I also added in-seam pockets. What makes the pattern unusual is the sleeve detail. Unfortunately, I think it’s all lost due to the pattern of the fabric; were it plain, it would be more visible. I love it all the same, though.

Material Notes

Patterned polyester

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    May 3, 2014, 06.29 AMby nadia r

    ah I really like this! total fan here

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    May 1, 2014, 02.00 AMby Guti

    Very nice dress – I love the fabric and the raglan sleeves!

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      May 1, 2014, 11.37 AMby gemmafloyd

      Thanks! Raglan sleeves are a recent favorite of mine – I love the way they lay smoothly on the shoulder.

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.53 PMby Mary Athey

    This is such a lovely dress, i love it belted and the fabric is lovely x

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      Apr 28, 2014, 07.33 AMby gemmafloyd

      Thanks! I usually wear it belted, but it’s very comfy wearing it without the belt around the house :)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 09.49 PMby izbott

    I like you dress. The sleeves look great. Super idea to take the top & turn it into a dress! I love it when people do that.

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