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Clan MacFrederi

Added May 23, 2013

by frederi

Never, Netherlan...






A Built by Wendy dress: Project 2 from the book, the Lumberjack dress except that I used brown/black tartan.
The only real issue I had with the pattern were the toggle closures: I could only find the wooden buttons and had no idea how to attach them to the dress in a neat manner. It worked out in the end, but it delayed the project considerably.
The checked-cloth pattern of the fabric was also a challenge and as you can see the back does not line up properly.

The dress has a zipper in the back and toggle closures in the front.
There are 2 darts in the front and cuffs on the 3/4 sleeves.
The skirt is cut diagonal and is just a gathered piece.

Material Notes

100% cotton flannel from the Boerenbonthal in Amsterdam, Albert Cuyp




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Flannel


Built by Wendy

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    Jul 26, 2013, 04.41 AMby Orli Shlachter

    I love the dress and just found the perfect fabric for it, but also where ever did you get those awesome boots?

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      Jul 26, 2013, 07.47 AMby frederi

      Ho Orli, thanks and I hope you’ll post your dress once done, I’d like to see it! The boots are “Camper” and they’re from the “twin” line, which means left and right boot are different. Had them for a long time though, not sure they still make them…

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    May 23, 2013, 04.37 PMby frederi

    Thanks Liliv. I did cut it on the bias, but not to make it less puffy, but it could be because of that, I am not sure. I just did it cause the picture in the book had it :-)The fabric is a medium weight and the skirt not very wide…

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      May 23, 2013, 10.03 PMby liliv-1

      It is very pretty with the diagonal plaids! And I insist that the gathering is very smooth, very nice.

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    May 23, 2013, 02.59 PMby liliv-1

    Very nice plaid dress! I like the collar! The skirt is not puffy at all allthough it is gathered! Is it that you cut it on the bias?

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