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The schoolmasters dress

Added Oct 23, 2011

by zetinja

Riga, Latvia






It’s a super simple pattern – McCall’s4059, that I bought on Etsy just because it was 2$. Only when I recieved the envelope, I realised that the pattern is just one size and it’s a bit small, so I added an inch in width and that’s the only adjustment I made.

The patterns is originally ment for knits and stretchy fabric, but i used this cotton fabric I got from my grandmothers stash. The funny thing is, that this fabric looked really ugly when folded and I used it because it was the only undedicated fabric peace big enough to squeeze this pattern on. I wanted to add a side zipper as the fabric is not stretchy, but then realised, that i can pull it over my head almost with no effort. Score! And it’s not even cut on bias. :)

I love the dress very much, especially the big collar. My grandma calls it the ‘schoolmasters dress’.

P.S. Bad hair day. Just don’t mind them. ;)

Material Notes

white embroidered cotton, dark ugly looking cotton from grandma.




Garment Type

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    Oct 26, 2011, 09.29 AMby u120418

    Wow! This is awesome! I love the fabric choice, the buttons and the collar! I am jealous that you have such an amazing dress!

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    Oct 24, 2011, 12.54 AMby nookie

    great collar and the fabric totally works.

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    Oct 23, 2011, 08.13 PMby Irina Schwab

    i love your dress, i love the pattern too! On my to do list! Well done!

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