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Blue and white stripe dress

Added Sep 6, 2008

by cassielouise

London, United K...






Blue dress with white stripes, adapted from a pattern in a Japanese pattern book.

I foolishly washed the tie silk I used to make this dress before using it (I think it should have been dry cleaned only) and the colour ran, which has left it slightly mottled and not as crisp and shiney as when I bought it.

Also, it’s a bit tight – I tend to make things a size smaller than I need when using US/European patterns, but this turned out to be exactly the size it claimed to be.

None the less, I am happy with the dress, I just have to be careful when I’m walking in it!

Material Notes

Tie silk





Beth (my sister)

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    Feb 25, 2010, 05.25 AMby ievashuj

    I love the different directions of the stripes! Simple idea but very elegant result!

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    Sep 7, 2008, 05.35 PMby robinrenee

    Very nice. I love the added visual interest w/ stripe

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    Sep 7, 2008, 04.23 PMby nenasew

    I like this dress very much. It looks great on you.

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    Sep 6, 2008, 06.48 PMby peps1

    Really nice job

    (off topic but saw you work at the V&A, love the place…..The Guy Bourdin Exhibition back in 2003 was one of the best things iv ever seen).

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    Sep 6, 2008, 11.39 AMby marlorcor

    So pretty and chic! I love how you did the contrasting stripes on the bodice.

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    Sep 6, 2008, 09.20 AMby the-gilded-bee

    A nice, classic pattern. It looks good on you. I love the japanese sewing books.

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