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Classy Twead-y Pinafore

Added Jan 19, 2012

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada






I got this great wool blend that looks kind of like tweed and thought that Angela Kane’s pattern might be good for making a basic winter dress that I could wear to work. I made some modifications though, because I was worried about the bodice looking funny on me. Using the BurdaStyle Zoe pattern as a guide, I changed the arm holes and raised the bust darts. The result is a perfect bodice block that I can use for anything. Possibly the most useful thing that I could have. I also removed the pockets and changed the neckline. This dress is pretty simple but I really love it, and it was nice to find a basic pattern and style that is flattering. It’s comfortable and classy and looks great with a cardigan and tights.

Material Notes

Wool blend


Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Wool

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    Mar 1, 2012, 06.24 PMby Angela Kane

    Hello mwelland,

    I really like your version. In fact I notice you have submitted two versions. I love the tweed, in fact I am making it up again myself in a grey tweedy herringbone for spring.

    I don’t get any notification when my pattern is submitted as a project and I haven’t checked for a while.

    Although the free pattern is only available in one size on Burdastyle, it is available free in small/medium/large from my website angelakane.com

    Also for submitting this project you may like to claim Full Membership for one year – so far I have 24 basic patterns (sizes 6-22) and 3 in-depth videos, including the Make Authentic Jeans video. To take up the offer, register for the Complimentary Membership and email me with your User Id and I will upgrade you.

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      Mar 4, 2012, 04.11 PMby mwelland

      Wonderful. Thank you!! I just sent you an email.

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    Jan 21, 2012, 10.57 AMby marlalalalere

    sorry , just found the link looking on your wall…..

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    Jan 21, 2012, 10.45 AMby marlalalalere

    by the way, where do I find the Zoe pattern?

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    Jan 21, 2012, 10.44 AMby marlalalalere

    great job modifying the bodice! It suits you perfectly You’re right, it’s simple but very nice effect. I already used this pattern without modification and maybe make another one using your tip.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 05.43 PMby lelie

    really lovely! It is really great!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 10.25 AMby aileenc

    Lovely! Such a good fit and what a useful little dress to have :)

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.39 AMby Handicrafteria *

    although I normally dislike this type of neckline, I have to admit that it looks very good on you!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 08.11 AMby mixtlii

    Really cute and classy, well done!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 05.59 AMby alice-couture

    Sooo lovely! You look great ___

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    Jan 20, 2012, 04.01 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very nice take on the Angela Kane pinafore. You did a great job on it.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 09.59 PMby neama

    Square necklines are my favourite, and I love the fit! Well done :)

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