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The Sailing Blues

Added Jul 31, 2011

by floraladdiction

Adelaide, Australia






Disclaimer: During this post I plan to use as many sailor puns as I can possibly plunder from the sea.

Ah this dress. This. Dress. We had some issues. Well I had some issues. Like apparently I’ve forgotten how to cut out a pattern. And that ribbon does not behave like bias tape. And that using 2 meters of cotton drill will look ENORMOUS when pleated. Which will cause a need to re-cut the fabric to make a half -circle skirt. Which you then may cut too small. My captain would have forced me to walk the plank.

I made this as part of Mena Trott’s Sew Weekly . This dress is a fitted bodice with a button down back, half-circle skirt, a double- ribbon trimmed skirt and collar with front and back facings. I also made a quick bow belt (partly to try and counteract the rather obvious fact that the dress is too small).

Material Notes

2m navy blue cotton drill, 5 white buttons, several meters of narrow white ribbon, white interfacing from stash, thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Dec 15, 2011, 05.04 PMby annakonduh

    Oh my! This is quite possibly the cutest dress I have ever seen :) In love!

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    Aug 3, 2011, 12.35 PMby laurii

    so cute:) x

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    Aug 3, 2011, 11.33 AMby Laura Jane

    i love it :) x

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    Aug 1, 2011, 12.59 PMby L2S

    Wow, that’s quite a whale of a sewing tale. XD Regardless of the issues you had the dress looks great!

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    Jul 31, 2011, 04.44 PMby Rachel Parish

    love love the sailor-ness matey.

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    Jul 31, 2011, 03.54 PMby erin

    It’s really beautiful, love it!!!

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