Union Jack Peek-a-Boo Dress

Added Jun 10, 2011

by debilovessewing

Edinburgh, Unite...

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Description

I made this hooded dress for a UK meet-up of sewers! It’s from a 1940 pattern and I must say that I really, really love this pattern! It has princess lines in the front and back. The princess lines in the back create a great soft pleating effect. The pockets are partially lined with contrast fabric flaps and the hood is also lined. The dress closes with buttons down the front. It’s a perfect dress for UK weather :) and I think in the Autumn I might even wear it as a coat!!

Material Notes

Dress: Red gabardine, union jack lining
11 buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jun 14, 2011, 11.22 PMby Rosy1964

    Wow! This dress is really awesome!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 09.08 AMby powpetje

    O damnit, i just finished something like this and I thought my interpretation of a red dress was different..

    O well.. as you probably understand I do love this dress a lot! Nice work!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.31 PMby debilovessewing

      well…great minds think alike :)

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    Jun 12, 2011, 05.24 AMby learningnewtricks

    You always have the cutest garments (on this site and your blog). Love the dress/coat and color choice.

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    Jun 10, 2011, 04.01 PMby wildflower31

    Red Riding Hood all grown up. Impressive work.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.32 PMby debilovessewing

      I know!!! Luckily there is no big bad wolf ;)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 03.26 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Oh Gosh, this is absolutely perfect! I HAVE to find this pattern, my eyes are popping out just looking at it. And of course, you look gorgeous in it! :D

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.32 PMby debilovessewing

      Thanks so much!! I am actually thinking of making a reproduction of this pattern. I’ll let you know when I do! It’s a dream to work with!

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      Jun 17, 2011, 04.28 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Wonderful, please do, I would really like to have one for myself. :)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.58 PMby mlakin

    Stunning! It fits you so well

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.33 PMby debilovessewing

      Thanks so much! I really love princess lines!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.55 PMby leahfranqui

    Oh, Debi, every time I see this I love it more!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.33 PMby debilovessewing

      Thank you so much! What a nice comment!!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.20 PMby tricksy

    This is completely adorable! My favourite is the back view – the pleats give it such a great shape. I would love to make a coat like this.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.34 PMby debilovessewing

      I think the back view is my favourite too!!! The princess lines flow into the nice soft pleats….

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.00 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this would be a great winter dress and double as a jacket. it looks fantastic on you, i love it in the bright red!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.34 PMby debilovessewing

      I know! I want to make a bunch more!!!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 01.28 PMby rogue-cellist

    This is so cute. It looks like you got the fit just right and the bright red is spectacular. I love your lining fabric. I am very impressed.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 09.35 PMby debilovessewing

      Thank you so much! I was really happy with the lining fabric! Such a fun detail and you can’t really tell what it is until you are close up! Love that!

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