Trench dress

Added Mar 30, 2011

by Antisocialite

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

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.

Material Notes

Super fine wool/silk blend suiting from Stitches to Style, fusible knit interfacing, mother-of-pearl buttons and hardware d-rings.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Military
Material
Silk, Suiting, Wool

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.48 PMby heatherrique

    Very stylish dress! Excellent work!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.53 PMby saranoemi

    love the look and fit! and it so versatile; you can wear this during any season. heart it!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.32 AMby luxihere

    Nice dress! I was planning to do a trench dress for my sister. hope to post pics once i finish it.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.33 AMby lookingsewgood

    i have this pattern and an excessive amount of gray fabric…. so i might pull a copy cat! You did this fabulously, i hope you enjoy wearing it!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.32 AMby lookingsewgood

    i have this pattern and an excessive amount of gray fabric…. so i might pull a copy cat! You did this fabulously, i hope you enjoy wearing it!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 04.32 AMby lookingsewgood

    i have this pattern and an excessive amount of gray fabric…. so i might pull a copy cat! You did this fabulously, i hope you enjoy wearing it!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 08.47 PMby sarahmckee85

    Really like this dress, great for Spring.

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      Mar 31, 2011, 12.11 AMby Antisocialite

      Thanks. We’re coming into Autumn in the southern hemisphere, but same same none the less :-)

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    Mar 30, 2011, 07.18 PMby magdamagda

    I love the whole look and yes the dress is so versatile!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 06.18 PMby violetsky

    I have been looking for a good trench dress pattern, and this is PERFECT. You look so amazing wearing it.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 05.22 PMby jd98

    great job!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 04.15 PMby sianysiany

    L-O-V-E it. Right on trend too.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 03.59 PMby gaviccaabri

    Great dress : )

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    Mar 30, 2011, 02.53 PMby tamezdc

    Nice dress! Lovely fabric.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 01.45 PMby zsyzu

    Good job! I did this one too, but another variation. I think yours turned out really cool.

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