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Capped Picnic Plaid Dress

Added Jun 4, 2010

by ginasophia

New York, New Yo...






I absolutely am obsessed with this dress. I haven’t made many dresses that I really love to wear and/or can wear often, so I am pretty sure this will be a summer staple.

I used the Stylish Dress Book volume 3 again because it is the only pattern book I brought with me to NC. This is pattern G seriously modified. I considered adding pockets but the fabric is so thin I think it would have taken away from the design. Next time I use this pattern I definitely will!

I really loved this project because I got to work with a plaid and match up lines in the waist, sides, bodice and hem. I especially love how perfectly the front bodice and its facing matches!

I kind of wish I had taken the time to do a blind hem, but other than that I am very happy, and cant wait to pair it with other belts and accessories!

View more photos and description of modifications here

Material Notes

Cotton Gingham



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Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy

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    Jun 9, 2010, 05.29 AMby adventuresindressmaking

    Eee, so cute! I love love love gingham right now, and the sheath style is so cute and fresh! You’re lucky to have found cotton gingham; at JoAnn in the basics section there is only the awful thin poly/cotton stuff in every color and check size. Blech! I long for the nice cotton of a JCrew check shirt…

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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.47 PMby freeman936

    please i want to ask if their is a crosheia machine?

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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.10 PMby kphollander

    Great work — this seems like a very versatile piece.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.05 PMby ginasophia

      thank you, it is seeming to be. I can’t wait to layer with it for early fall. And I already wore it out on a movie date!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.20 AMby elaineren

    I’m glad you are proud—you should be! Matching your plaid! Quality!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.06 PMby ginasophia

      Thanks! It seems in making garments is the only time I have the patience for such detail.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 08.24 PMby malou10

    wow comme c’est mignon

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    Jun 6, 2010, 05.10 PMby Ana B

    Luv it! I have been making dresses for the summer in the hopes that I will eventually wear one; still not happening… however, this dress I think I would feel more comfy in adventuring into the jeans to dress crossover.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.02 PMby ginasophia

      I really hope this one can do so! And good luck with you sun dresses, try the weekends to get some use, or even around the house… thats how I am warming myself up!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 08.48 AMby didie

    Great Job..what a nice simple dress….

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    Jun 5, 2010, 11.10 PMby alanagrace

    Beautiful! Like you my only critisism would be to have done a blind hem but im lazy and never do them myself. :) fantastic

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    Jun 5, 2010, 10.11 PMby susanne2011

    Simple and cute, I love it!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 07.30 PMby delsol

    This is such a cute dress, you did a great job! I love the belt with it, too.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.02 PMby ginasophia

      thank you so much! I throw a belt on top of everything. :)

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    Jun 5, 2010, 03.59 PMby frkbustad

    Very cute! I especially like the shoulder/mini-sleeve!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.03 PMby ginasophia

      thanks!! thats my favorite part as well

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    Jun 5, 2010, 02.25 PMby nadya017

    i love it!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 10.53 AMby dmaurice1964

    Gorgeous dress

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    Jun 5, 2010, 04.06 AMby buth channa

    I love this dress

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    Jun 5, 2010, 02.05 AMby smbriones

    i love it!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 06.14 PMby fabricaddict

    It’s divine!!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.34 PMby gtangel

    I love love this…

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.15 PMby jaimesews

    Love it!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 04.42 PMby tamezdc

    Very cute summer dress!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.03 PMby ginasophia

      thank you so much!

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