Vintage Simplicity 3320 in plaid

Added Nov 18, 2011

by janene

London, United K...

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Description

I so loved working on this dress. It took a good few weeks, on and off, but I really took my time to construct it as well as I could. The fabric is a poly/cotton mix I think, with a cotton velvet collar… which isn’t as detachable as the pattern made out! The ‘vestee’ attaches to the bodice with a couple of snap fasteners and there is a side zipper. Its fully lined with facing and vestee edges, bound with bias trim. I wore it for the first time today and although its a little snug, it feels very special.

I love the challenge of a vintage pattern. My confidence grows with every garment I make and I love that I can end up with a garment that is both classic and original and a fraction of the price of any modern designer dress.

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Material Notes

plaid and cotton velvet with poly lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Sep 23, 2012, 02.47 PMby Lauren Ha

    Wow! This one is a jaw dropper!!! You are so talented! I agree with the other comments, love those shoes too! Great style!

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    Mar 13, 2012, 01.02 AMby olystyrene

    What a delicious dress! I love the contrasting collar and how well you matched your plaid. Beautifully done! PS. Where on earth did you find those creeper-wedges?!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 01.24 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    That really is a special dress. And you’ve matched the plaid perfectly – your sewing skills are obvious!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 07.34 AMby rochelle49

    Janene, This is a great dress! Your choice of material is perfect and looks lovely! Your sewing skills are very good!

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      Nov 30, 2011, 01.42 PMby janene

      Thank you Rochelle :-)

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    Nov 23, 2011, 04.28 AMby sealtopaz

    I Love it………. So chic and elegant (-: I wish I was able to sew things like that.

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      Nov 23, 2011, 07.01 AMby janene

      Thank you. It wasn’t too long ago when I was thinking the same. But its really not that complicated. More time-consuming. So patience is definitely required…but it does help when the instructions are really clear! Always a good idea to make a muslin first!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 01.50 PMby wildflower31

    Beautiful, love the fabric.

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      Nov 23, 2011, 06.55 AMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 05.34 PMby claudinka

    Cool outfit. Perfect colour and fabric choice, I think. And the shoes just give it the final “woah!”

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      Nov 23, 2011, 06.54 AMby janene

      Thank you Claudinka :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 04.00 PMby chula123

    Pure sophistication !! (and the shoes are to die for)

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      Nov 20, 2011, 11.22 AMby janene

      Thank you Chula. I have a bit of a thing for shoes! :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 03.57 PMby mokosha

    you did lovely job with this janene.. i really love this dress

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      Nov 20, 2011, 11.22 AMby janene

      Thank you Mokosha :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 03.25 PMby step-van-b

    I love the style of this dress. But hey, not just the style, everything about it.

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      Nov 20, 2011, 11.21 AMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 01.58 PMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Love!

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      Nov 20, 2011, 11.21 AMby janene

      :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 06.35 AMby table-calender

    nice! :)

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      Nov 19, 2011, 09.02 AMby janene

      Thank you Fiona :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 05.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love the look of this dress with you together! it is so stylish and elegant and the material combo really rocks! what a great great dress! bravo for such a fantastic work!

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      Nov 19, 2011, 09.02 AMby janene

      Oh thank you so much Ralf. I do feel good wearing it. The velvet was a spontaneous decision and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be too much until I’d finished. Glad I did!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 11.00 PMby MientjiB

    This is gorgeous – vintage elegance without looking like a stage costume, totally wearable. Well done!

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      Nov 19, 2011, 08.57 AMby janene

      Thank you so much :-)

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    Nov 18, 2011, 10.44 PMby mollykatherine

    I love everything about this dress! particularly your colour and fabric choice – its to die for!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 10.45 PMby janene

      Thank you MollyKatherine :-)

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    Nov 18, 2011, 10.03 PMby cuada

    love it — the check fabric looks great, and those shoes are fantastic:)

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      Nov 18, 2011, 10.25 PMby janene

      Thank you Cuada. I do like a nice shoe! :-)

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.42 PMby Redsonia

    Really great job! I liked how you matched the squares and your shoes are gorgeous!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 10.25 PMby janene

      Thank you Redsonia. I did struggle with the matching and it only really lines up on the side seams but hey, the belt and the collar are good for disguising the squares that don’t match!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.27 PMby leahfranqui

    This looks fantastic. Well done!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 10.16 PMby janene

      Thank you Leah :-)

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.21 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Love this! The belt and the shoes look great with it too.

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      Nov 18, 2011, 10.16 PMby janene

      Thank you Danielle. The belt was a lucky charity shop find… and I’m just a sucker for shoes!

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