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01-2012-102 Plaid Shift Dress

Added Jan 2, 2014

by Makeda Haber...

Washington, Wash...






I started this dress back in January of last year, when this Burda issue first came out.
I had been in a sewing slump for quite a while and was looking for projects that were quick to sew and complete. This project should have taken two, three days tops. This two piece pattern fit the bill.
The pattern is awesome, but with curved seams meeting in the front, matching those plaids was not happening.
I sewed a straight size 38, based on my measurements. I could have gone a size down, as it is a bit wide in the neck.
I chose not to make the belt.
Then a heat wave happened, and it was too hot to even think about finishing a wool dress. So in to the UFO pile it went.
So I finally finished it a few weeks ago and have been wearing it to work. All in all, I like the dress a lot because it makes me feel like a fancy lady but feels like a tshirt.
You can read more on my blog, Haberdasheress

Material Notes

Wool Plaid




Garment Type

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    Jan 7, 2014, 02.51 PMby Gabriella del Pesco

    It takes you a long time to make it but it was worth doing it

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    Jan 3, 2014, 12.16 AMby Karen Weaver

    I love your dress and the pattern. Your choice of fabric was great and the dress fits you well, I’m starting on my spring wardrobe and can’t wait the make this dress.

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    Jan 2, 2014, 09.21 AMby schnui

    This dress is really nice and it looks so good on you.

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    Jan 2, 2014, 07.58 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you and well done for fimishing it xx

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      Jan 2, 2014, 02.04 PMby Makeda Haberdasheress

      Thanks Mary, Some times finishing things in the UFO pile is the way harder than finishing new projects!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 02.43 PMby Mary Athey

      I have a ufo pile as well lol. I think we all do on here. Mines called ‘the what was i thinking’ pile lol. Theres loads of half finished things there. I will get round to it one day. I kmow what you mean about fimishing these items!! Mine are there for a reason and that readon normally takes longer to correct than to make something new x

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