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Awesomely Orange Dress

Added Aug 14, 2012

by jorth

Melbourne, Austr...






Supercute, super comfy, super warm merino wool dress made using Vogue 8742. You can check it out more on my blog, Jorth!

Material Notes

1.3m medium weight merino wool, hook and eye, bias binding tape for neckline.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Mod
Knits/Jersey, Wool


Vogue 8742

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    Sep 14, 2012, 03.41 AMby Anniemollison

    I love it. I just saw this pattern this morning at spotlight as they have 50 percent off vogue patterns at the moment. I didn’t buy it but after seeing your gorgeous version I must go back and get it now!

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    Sep 10, 2012, 08.13 AMby Livonet

    I love it, specially because nowadays my style of dressing up is changing a bit, Nowadays I am loving to use skirt and dresses under knee. GORGEOUS your orange dress.!!!

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    Sep 5, 2012, 07.46 PMby alekat

    Awesome! wherever did you find the fabric? I love the orange – and you’ve done a great job with the construction.

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    Aug 20, 2012, 12.54 PMby holidaypepper

    Beautifully executed and I love the color! It looks great on you.

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    Aug 20, 2012, 09.00 AMby candyjoyce

    Superb dress, you must be so pleased with it! I’m inspired to add it to my list!

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    Aug 19, 2012, 01.25 AMby mwelland

    Fabulous. The pattern is so flattering on you and the colour is wonderful! I wish I could pull off an orange like that!

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    Aug 18, 2012, 11.22 AMby craftycatgal

    nicely done! I went to your blog to check out how you did the collar so well. Can you talk me through it, cos I don’t quite get how its made so well. I have a terrible time with collars AUGH! :) Thanks so much :) Loving your liberty shirt too.

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      Aug 19, 2012, 07.33 AMby jorth


      The collar binding is really easy to do: basically, you measure out the correct length of bias binding tape. You then iron out the top fold of the tape, and then use your iron to make the tape sit in a matching curve to the neckline. You then sew the tape to the right side of the neckline, along the ironed out crease, leaving a 1cm edging. You then trim this edge, then fold your bias tape over onto the wrong side, pressing carefully along the neckline edge to create a nice smooth line, making sure your bias tape can’t be seen from the right side. You then sew along the bottom edge of the bias tape. All done!

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      Aug 20, 2012, 12.53 PMby holidaypepper

      I’m glad you asked, and also glad for the response from jorth, because I’m struggling with the same thing on a shift dress!

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    Aug 18, 2012, 08.15 AMby libra-s

    You look great in this stylish dress!!

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    Aug 18, 2012, 05.58 AMby Xanthi Spyrou

    such a radient colour for the Aussie winter….

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    Aug 15, 2012, 03.12 PMby wildflower31

    Stunning color and such an awesome fit.

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    Aug 14, 2012, 11.15 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    wow, this is stunning and looks so lovely top wear. Orange looks great on you too!

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    Aug 14, 2012, 09.38 AMby schnui

    Stunning dress!! Did you know that you don’t have to treat this merino fabric like most woollen fabrics?? You can put it in most normal temperature washes, in your case with your coloureds and it will be fine. I agree with you, it is the best fabric to sew.

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      Aug 14, 2012, 10.15 AMby jorth

      Good to know! Thanks, schnui

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    Aug 14, 2012, 07.33 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress. the shape and the colour are.lovely on you x

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