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AK Jersey Polo-neck Dress

Added Dec 30, 2010

by Angela Kane

London, United K...






This is the dress I quickly ran up before Christmas. I needed something comfortable and practical to wear that would be easy to cook in and that would still look good at the end of a busy day.

Wear it loose or belted. It is not too clingy and will look good made up in most jersey fabrics.

A dress like this needs a slip. In the UK we have Marks & Spencer’s and their slinky polyester knit slips in all lengths are perfect.

Material Notes

Single jersey especially with elastine or lycra added.




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    Aug 9, 2011, 02.07 PMby keren

    the model is absolutely gorgeous! And the dress looks excellent. Going to try this pattern soon.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 05.25 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    I’m definitely adding this to my wardrobe… I think I’ll go 1960s and keep everything but the length… Love it

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    Feb 27, 2011, 10.13 PMby nellyvdb

    Hi, I just used your pattern as a base for a long top (or micro dress if i had the age and guts to show that much extra skin) and I only altered the collar, and the length of the sleeves (below the elbow, believe it or not) and overall lengt,h because I did not have enough fabric to make it “as is”. I found it charming that you posted your own pic with it originally, so as pretty as the current model is, I liked it better with you in it. Also, it was nice to put a face to the name. Excellent pattern, I’m sure I will use it again, thank you for sharing it. I will post pics as soon as I get my hands on a camera, so I get your valuable feedback.

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      Mar 1, 2011, 03.16 PMby Angela Kane

      Thank you nellyvdb, for making up my pattern. You are right of course about the pictures. I am plucking up courage to be more ‘in the frame’ in general. People I know say I should show more than just my hands in my videos. I’m working on it.

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    Jan 11, 2011, 04.38 PMby carottesauvage

    You look like Vivienne Westwood’s younger sister (don’t know if she has one though). Different styles of course… Thanks for posting those patterns!

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      Feb 18, 2011, 10.26 AMby Angela Kane

      Thanks carottesauvage, great compliment! I have to say I’m not a great Vivienne Westwood fan – if you’re talking British designers give me Jean Muir any day.

      Any way, I took my picture off sometime ago in favour of this lovely model Cyan and just thought I had better mention it on this project, just in case you all thought I was ageing so extremely well!

      I hope to get some more free patterns out soon.

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      Feb 18, 2011, 10.58 AMby carottesauvage

      Yeah Jean Muir!!!!
      Shame you removed your picture, You look lovely and Burdastyle is no catwalk…but I know what you mean. BS consumer age target is 15 to 25 …
      Looking forward to the new patterns!

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      Feb 18, 2011, 11.05 AMby carottesauvage

      By the way, I think that Vivienne looks good so take it as a compliment!
      Ok not sure about her clothes :)

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      Feb 18, 2011, 11.29 AMby Angela Kane

      Thanks for the reassurance. I really did take it as a compliment though. I looked her up – she is actually 70 so I should show more respect. She does a brilliant job for the UK fashion industry. There is much there to admire.

      It was cowardly to take my picture down I know. I will try doing it again in the future. Point taken – I need to support my own age range – I sincerely believe that style is not related to age – it’s all about attitude and enthusiasm.

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      Feb 18, 2011, 11.40 AMby carottesauvage

      That’s so true! look at Patti Smith for instance! How great she looks!
      And yes point taken:sport your new creation next time!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 04.42 PMby Angela Kane

    Thank you for all the great comments so far. I have some super pictures of this dress being modelled to add very soon. I like to design easy versatile clothes that suit young and the not so young!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 07.44 AMby smallone

    ah I just purchsed a 3rd lot of purple jersey – sort of forgetting I’d already purchsed two others :) I feel a jersey top in my future. thanks for sharing. i’d also like to thank you for your video tutorials…I did my first invisible zipper using your tute – flawless first go :)

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    Jan 3, 2011, 08.38 PMby Elena Perletti

    really impressive! it wears perfectly!

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    Jan 1, 2011, 10.51 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Thank you for another great pattern and so versatile as you say. Good tip about the slip, especially if it is worn with tights or leggings. I like the Delia style “cheat” – surely we can make a slip!

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    Jan 1, 2011, 10.00 PMby wzrdreams

    You look so great! I love your fabric choice. I’ll definitely have to put this pattern into my queue.

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    Jan 1, 2011, 08.02 PMby rumpelstilz

    très chic – you really look beautiful!

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    Jan 1, 2011, 05.46 AMby Xenia phillip

    i like this dress on you alot. but for me i think i would cut the sleeeves in half and shorten the length its kinda long . but its really pretty and classy

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      Jan 1, 2011, 02.01 PMby Angela Kane

      Thank you Xenia.

      The great thing about basic patterns is that you can do what you want with them. I certainly would have worn this very, very much shorter in the 60’s!

      Yes, and below elbow sleeves would be great. Had I had more time I probably would have added a cuff band

      Chop it off above or below the waist for just a top.

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    Jan 1, 2011, 05.05 AMby juebejue

    wow, i think you look great in this dress! awesome studio photos too!

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      Jan 1, 2011, 02.06 PMby Angela Kane

      My youngest son is a talented photographer/videographer and we share studio space. Check him out – pvkmedia.

      If he is not too busy, he takes charge of my shoots otherwise I do it myself.

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    Jan 1, 2011, 05.04 AMby Wendy Bond

    Very smart and classy!

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      Jan 1, 2011, 02.39 PMby Angela Kane

      … and yet so, so simple.

      Thanks wendymbond.

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