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Zoe Remade

Added Jan 21, 2012

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada






I made the Zoe dress over a year ago (see the earlier project in my studio) but I have hardly worn it. I was always a bit self conscious about where the drop waist sat on my hips and about the length of the bodice. Disappointing because I loved the fabric. This fall I realized that I had enough fabric left over to cut a whole new skirt and after my success with the Angela Kane Pinafore dress I thought that I’d re-do the Zoe. So I chopped off the bodice at the waist, put in a waist band and used the Pinafore pattern for a new skirt. I’m really happy with the result. I think it’s more flattering on me and has a cute retro kind of vibe.

Material Notes

Heavy woven cotton/wool blend


Winter, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jan 24, 2012, 03.56 PMby mwelland

    Thanks everyone! You’re all so encouraging!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 01.51 PMby joost52

    Nicely done, it looks beautiful on you and very elegant!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.54 PMby jenny walker

    Beautiful! I love what you did with the patterns!

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    Jan 22, 2012, 02.26 AMby schnui

    This is so nice and looks perfect on you. I too love the fabric and I think you should be very pleased with your remake. How satisfying that must be.

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    Jan 21, 2012, 06.06 PMby tranquiltornado

    Fantastic re-do. Just looked at the origional version you made, this is an unbelievable upgrade!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 05.52 PMby Kazmoda

    Perfect dress!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 05.14 PMby zumurruda


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    Jan 21, 2012, 04.40 PMby applesofavalon

    I always love it when a project can be salvaged for another one that ends up working out. Great dress!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.06 PMby peaches2218

    Glad you were able to salvage it! Sometimes those second-go-rounds give much better results.

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