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Alexander meets Ikea dress

Added Apr 11, 2010

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






I took the Alexander blouse patterns and altered it into a dress! Changes including – adding a wedge to the outer sleeve so both the front and back are on grain, adding a pleated skirt, raising the waist seam by a few inches, turning the back buttoning into a zipper, and narrowing the facings. Oh, and I left off the peplum and belt on this version, too!

See loads more photos and read about all my changes over at FehrTrade.com

Material Notes

The fabric is from Ikea, called Josefin
Happily, it’s only £3.99/m and this dress used just about 2m!




Garment Type
Casual, Ethnic, Romantic, Vintage

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    May 4, 2010, 06.43 PMby threadsquare

    Very cute. I’m about to make this, too, but I keep putting it off because I’m afraid of what it will do to my hips. A dress variation is the perfect solution!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 05.35 PMby flowergirl22

    nice material,, ikea u said???

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    Apr 13, 2010, 09.17 PMby sarsaparilla

    It looks great as a dress! You’ve given me a few ideas now :)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 09.39 PMby amibambini

    So pretty, perfect for spring. It was great meeting you the other week, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our BSC’s monthly meet ups soon. :)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 01.49 PMby nutmeg1

    Cute dress!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 08.40 PMby wzrdreams

    That fabric is so lovely.

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