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The Demon Dress

Added Oct 16, 2011

by JulietSews

Palmerston North...






I love this dress now that it’s finished, but sewing it was a nightmare from start to finish. It’s not a very ‘polished’ garment as a result of disasters and sheer inexperience on my part… but I do love it.

It’s part of my Fall Palette Challenge for Collette patterns (I’m sewing for Spring/ Summer), inspired by a dress on modcloth, a pattern drafted by myself and the product of a lot of blood, sweat and tears (literally on the last one – this dress made me cry twice while sewing it). Named the ‘demon dress’ for the hell of a time it gave me!

Blogged about and more photos here

Material Notes

Striped knit. It’s Karen Walker fabric and a good, firm knit. BUT it has a tendency to wiggle and curl on itself while cutting and sewing – I’m sure the label’s Machinists cursed it as much as I did! And some 1" wide elastic for the waist




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Preppy

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    Dec 5, 2011, 10.26 PMby madebymeg

    very cute. and i definitely know how it feels when the construction process just SUCKS. at least the finished project worked out well!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.05 AMby woman

    I LOVE IT! Worth every bit of blood, sweat and tears ;-) And your shoes are fab!!! Where are they from?

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      Nov 10, 2011, 11.01 PMby JulietSews

      Thank you! I got the shoes from Modcloth last year… but I have found them on Poetrie too –
      I love these shoes and am considering another pair for when these ones die!

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      Nov 12, 2011, 04.40 AMby woman

      oh dear… my heart skipped a beat when I saw those shoes… _ are they comfy to skip around in?

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      Nov 12, 2011, 11.28 PMby JulietSews

      They are quite high but reasonably comfortable. I use them as ‘bar fly’ shoes because I don’t want to ruin them, I wouldn’t spend all day in them though, my feet aren’t used to wearing high heels all day.

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      Nov 13, 2011, 06.51 PMby woman

      thumbs up !! :D

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.32 PMby vanessajp

    Monochrome is ace! Fab dress.

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    Oct 16, 2011, 11.41 PMby razzelle

    Very nice!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 09.15 PMby momita

    Love it!!!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 08.28 PMby mojo elgin

    Love it! Sometimes the demon projects turn out the best. Yours looks great!

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