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Chic & Simple Book Dress

Added Oct 24, 2009

by dingogroupie

Norfolk, United ...






I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of Chic & Simple sewing this week and quickly whipped up this dress that I’m very happy with :) It’s modified a bit from the original pattern, I cut a shorter skirt and omitted the ruffle and once I tried it on I decided the tie shoulders were a bit impractical so I quickly adapted them by sewing them down and adding vintage mother of pearl buttons.
The pattern was simple to follw cos there weren’t many steps and best of all – no zipper! The waist does look a bit crazy (not sure if that’s my fault or the pattern’s) but I wrapped the waist belt around few times to cover it and I much prefer it that way :)


Material Notes

2m of some random synthetic material £1/m – very forgiving and camouflaging! Vintage buttons




Garment Type

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    Oct 30, 2009, 11.01 PMby pagan

    veery pretty dress. What is Chic and Simple Sewing?

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    Oct 28, 2009, 07.59 PMby pattyrg

    Great fabric, it came out great!

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    Oct 25, 2009, 10.25 PMby dingogroupie

    Thanks :) The print really is quite crazy, when I was cutting the pieces out I was just piling them up and you couldn’t tell there was more than one piece there, like a magic eye picture ;) xk

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    Oct 25, 2009, 05.15 PMby ashchaser

    I really love the way this print drapes, it almost hides the folds, yet still keeps with the silhouette…very nice!

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    Oct 25, 2009, 03.21 PMby harmony758

    This fabric is great! Perfect for this dress!

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    Oct 25, 2009, 12.05 PMby dingogroupie

    thank you everyone :) :)

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    Oct 24, 2009, 11.41 PMby theappletree

    I love the modifications you made to it!

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    Oct 24, 2009, 09.53 PMby frenchpea

    Really lovely! Well done.

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    Oct 24, 2009, 04.39 PMby stylnprofyln

    It’s just that simple and chic! Looks great!

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