Added Mar 30, 2011
This project was inspired by one of the stand-out daywear pieces from Dries van Noten’s FW2010 show – a sleeveless double-breasted wool trench-style dress. To my delight I discovered a McCalls pattern (M6279) which has most of the style features of the Dries dress. For the first pattern run I decided to make the pattern as is so I used a beautifully soft Italian worsted wool/silk blend fabric that could be worn unlined without bothering my skin. I’ll be making the dress again soon with a few modifications. I made the leggings as well (pictured) based on the Carol pattern but I didn’t think they were interesting enough to warrant their own project entry.
I adore these classic, versatile pieces for daywear and look forward to wearing this dress layered with more wintry pieces as the weather cools. It looks great worn open over trousers as well.
Super fine wool/silk blend suiting from Stitches to Style, fusible knit interfacing, mother-of-pearl buttons and hardware d-rings.
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