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Cable Car Tour Dress. A Modcloth-opy.

Added Mar 25, 2010

by katriniella

Portland, Oregon...






I fell in love with the Cable Car Tour Dress from Modcloth.com (last picture), but didn’t want to pay for it. So I made it!
I used the Madison pattern since it looked so similar, and I just modified the collar and added the buttons. I should have put a bit more interfacing in the back collar, as it doesn’t stand up quite so easily, but the front collar is stellar.
The pockets stick out a bit more than I like, but it doesn’t bug me too much. I added the belt, since the dress ended just a tad too big. Can’t tell anymore!

www.katriniella.wordpress.com— The Penny Farthing

Material Notes

Just cotton, in a houndstooth pattern. Not the best quality, especially for a dress, but i was going for the “Look, I’m saving money” angle with this project. It actually turned out pretty good, as the body in it looks good in this pattern.
Modcloth dress: $50.
Mine: $20. And more than a few hours.




Garment Type
Business, Mod, Steampunk

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    Jun 4, 2012, 05.57 AMby lelie

    Whar a lovely dress!

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    Aug 12, 2010, 05.42 PMby semacnair

    Nice. I love it; and I’m inspired to make this one now. Thank you so much!

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    Jul 29, 2010, 11.58 AMby anaalves

    you look very Paris chic! Love the dress.

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    Mar 31, 2010, 10.01 PMby dabura

    very chic!

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    Mar 27, 2010, 11.37 PMby carmenbrooke

    Thats is sooo cute i love It

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    Mar 26, 2010, 09.12 AMby amy-lee-1

    I like your version more than your inspiration! Great!!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 07.33 AMby juebejue

    this is so cute! i love it!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 05.23 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    A fantastic dress! And it looks great on you!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 04.38 PMby frkbustad

    I’ts gorgeous! I love the fabric also. Great work!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 04.38 PMby shellidawn

    WOO HOO! Awesome! I love everything about this dress! (YaY for pockets!)!!! You did a fanTABulous job!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 02.13 PMby helenadoll

    really lovely, and I think yours is nicer!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 01.47 PMby gdac

    so chic…. want it, need it, sell my soul to the devil for it!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 01.45 PMby ink

    Beautiful! love your version even more! The addition of the pockets brings the dress up a level… GORGEOUS!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 01.12 PMby davee09

    i love it!!!!!!!!! looks like ur all set to go shopping in some really chic city like paris or london!! Lolz

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    Mar 25, 2010, 12.25 PMby steffmc

    You ROCKED that Madison pattern!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 11.10 AMby bttn

    Your version of Madison is very chic!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 10.48 AMby fairyprincess

    Yours looks way better than the modcloth dress! Excellent work!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 10.41 AMby maha1965

    The collar looks great and eye catching. The dress fits so well .I love the buttons and the fabric.great job

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    Mar 25, 2010, 09.51 AMby susanne2011

    This looks fantastic, you did a great job!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 09.47 AMby mixtlii

    You look fantastic, great job!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 09.13 AMby sabzarap

    You look so happy in this dress, and you did a greate job to recreate your favourite dress from modcloth.com! Your varation of the Madison collar makes me look at this pattern a new way, maby I’ll give it a try… ;O)

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    Mar 25, 2010, 08.15 AMby nessys

    Wow – you have really done a fab job of this! I am impressed! And the saving is pretty fab too!! Nice work Darl!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 08.05 AMby pixelink

    your version is awesome, I love the patterned fabric for this style.

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    Mar 25, 2010, 07.52 AMby lalunanueva

    adorable! i love the way you modified Madison!

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    Mar 25, 2010, 07.31 AMby mahaila

    Nice work! A home made is always better then a store bought.

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