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Boucle Jersey Dress

Added Mar 17, 2013

by annie-s-1

Falkirk, United ...






I used one of my favourite Vogue Patterns – V8593, to make a smart and comfortable dress for work. This is a very fitted style for which I chose a lovely boucle fabric in chocolate brown. The dress has an interesting neckline detail which, though it appears complicated is actually very simple if marked out using a tracing wheel and two colours of paper. I have made this dress previously as sleeveless but decided to add dainty tucked sleeves which work well with the pleats at the neckline. The pattern for the sleeves was ‘borrowed’ from another pattern. I inserted an invisible zip, though the boucle fabric would probably have stretched sufficiently to omit the zipper altogether. As a bonus, this dress works well with a Linton Tweed Chanel style jacket I made previously and I usually wear it with a brown, snakeprint waist belt.

Material Notes

Boucle jersey – chocolate brown.




Garment Type

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    Mar 21, 2013, 02.58 AMby neveenkarnes

    lovely dress!!!

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      Mar 22, 2013, 05.13 PMby annie-s-1

      Thank you

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    Mar 18, 2013, 12.12 AMby liliv-1

    You picked just the right color! And I also love the addition of the poofy sleeves, they give a girly and flirty touch.

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      Mar 18, 2013, 09.38 PMby annie-s-1

      Thank you so much.

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    Mar 17, 2013, 09.50 PMby secondbedroom

    Wow! I’ve had this pattern sitting in my pile for awhile but haven’t started it yet. You’ve inspired me! Great dress.

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      Mar 17, 2013, 10.25 PMby annie-s-1

      I can really recommend this pattern. I’ve mad it three times now with different stretch fabrics, sleeveless and with sleeves. It works really well and has been much admired. The neckline takes a bit of patience and it’s really important to match the marking perfectly then tack stitch into place securely before applying the neckline facing. I hope you enjoy making the dress and look forward to seeing the result. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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    Mar 17, 2013, 08.57 PMby sewingentusiast

    Excellent result. Well done! I ordered this pattern a few days ago because I like the neckline. Once delivered, I will work on the dress… Thank you for sharing your feedback on the pattern.

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      Mar 17, 2013, 10.27 PMby annie-s-1

      Thank you very much. I’m sure you will enjoy making this dress. Please see my reply to second bedroom for further feedback.

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    Mar 17, 2013, 08.09 PMby Mary Athey

    love the dress and the jackets fab. its a classy outfit x

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      Mar 17, 2013, 10.27 PMby annie-s-1

      Thank you for your lovely comment

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