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Wool shift dress with a twist.

Added Jan 9, 2017

by Beccki

Barcelona, Spain

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Description

2 years ago I saw this dress in Zara and fell in love with it, but when I tried it on it fit so badly i was disappointed i couldn’t get it. So what to do, make it yourself!
I used this shift dress pattern but it turned out really big and I had to take it in quite a bit, I also lengthened the sleeves and changed the pleat design. The kilt part is sewn into the side seam and is attached by a belt that starts at the back zipper seam.
I’m super happy with this dress and it is so comfortable to wear, this actually may be my new favorite dress I have made..

Material Notes

Wool

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Feb 1, 2017, 09.18 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Cool dress! Very timeless shape and colour, and yet with a fun twist indeed!

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      Feb 1, 2017, 09.56 AMby Beccki

      Thank you so much, I do love simple shapes with an interesting detail.

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    Jan 20, 2017, 08.07 AMby TeenyUK

    I love this and what you’ve done with it. The belt really helps, I think. Brilliant!

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      Jan 21, 2017, 08.19 PMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Teeny, I’m enjoying wearing it.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 03.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So Unique and Cool!!

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      Jan 11, 2017, 06.02 PMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Ellen.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 05.00 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! I have to add it to my favorites! Did you make pleats youself?

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      Jan 11, 2017, 11.21 AMby Beccki

      Thanks a million Elpida, yes i made the pleats myself they are just a basic knife pleat 1" apart, heaven knows what will happen when i wash it, but I’m really happy with the outcome.

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    Jan 10, 2017, 03.36 PMby chula123

    what a great idea, a pleated kilt :-)) wonderful dress, who needs Zara ???

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      Jan 10, 2017, 08.45 PMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Chula, I’m getting a little more confident making a few changes if i just take my time, and exactly who needs Zara!

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    Jan 10, 2017, 01.12 PMby SurMesure

    Great dress, love the modern style and the fit is perfect. Goes to my favorites…

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      Jan 10, 2017, 08.44 PMby Beccki

      Thats so sweet of you thanks for adding it to you favourites :-)

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    Jan 10, 2017, 08.03 AMby Maria Loupa

    Great dress, it’s so cool. I like the idea with the belt in the back seam. Fits you great.

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      Jan 10, 2017, 08.44 PMby Beccki

      Thanks Maria, its nice and comfortable too.

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    Jan 10, 2017, 02.46 AMby izbott

    This dress is so modern and cool! Good stuff Becki.

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      Jan 10, 2017, 08.43 PMby Beccki

      Thank you so much Izbott, I enjoyed making changes to a garment which i haven’t really tried before.

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    Jan 9, 2017, 09.40 PMby Maria Hayek

    I love it! It’s really cool and looks great on you!

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      Jan 10, 2017, 08.42 PMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Maria Ive been wearing it non stop.

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    Jan 9, 2017, 01.18 PMby Tzai

    wow, this is amazing, it looks great on you and I love the design detail with the pleated kilt, will have to copy this for sure!

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      Jan 10, 2017, 08.41 PMby Beccki

      Thank you so much it’s a really simple dress to sew and the kilt part is an easy addition, I’m flattered you want to copy it and i can’t wait to see your version :-)

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