The Divorce Empowerment Dress

Added May 14, 2012

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada

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Description

I bought this fabric at the Salvation Army because it was too wild to resist, but I was always a bit shy to use it. However, when I got divorced, I thought that it was high time I used it to shake up my wardrobe and so this dress was born! The problem is that the fabric is 100% retro polyester and it’s very very warm to wear. Also I had to top stitch every seam because it’s impossible to press. The upside is that it’s also impossible to wrinkle!

The pattern is self-drafted. Basically it’s a t-shirt pattern with an A-line skirt. I added a few darts to the back, and sewed on a tie at the back for fun. I’m rather pleased with the capped sleeves.

Material Notes

Polyester jersey

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Mod
Material
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    May 25, 2012, 03.56 PMby mwilton

    LOVE the fabric! Well done :)

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    May 24, 2012, 06.43 AMby erikthered

    completely groovy, love the fabric and such a cute and simple design, may it give you post divorce strength!

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    May 17, 2012, 08.08 PMby Seeks Corey

    Great print! Sorry it’s so heat-inducing. ;p Best of luck on the reclaiming of yourself post-divorce!

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    May 15, 2012, 09.45 PMby Ali Daniels

    Go girl! You look fabulous!

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    May 15, 2012, 05.03 PMby SumzSewz

    Charming, I love the sleeves!

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    May 15, 2012, 03.14 AMby Nessa *

    Love the fabric, and the sleeves are really cute!

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    May 15, 2012, 01.53 AMby mojo elgin

    It’s a great dress! Congratulations on your empowerment!

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    May 14, 2012, 10.54 PMby Fiedlerin

    Oh, I love this fabric, too bad I can’t have it :)

    I will have to look for something similar.

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    May 14, 2012, 09.29 PMby Jolands

    Love your dress, real girl power. Wish you all the best.

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    May 14, 2012, 08.41 PMby leahfranqui

    Lovely dress!

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    May 14, 2012, 06.56 PMby TailorFairy

    Great dress! love it!

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    May 14, 2012, 06.00 PMby asperge11

    I’m sorry about your divorce, but at least it meant this dress was born :) It’s lovely!

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