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College Interview Dress

Added Feb 15, 2015

by AneliseN

Tarzana, Califor...






I made this dress to wear to my college interviews! I wanted something that was a little formal, but not too stiff.

I used the pattern V1265 by Pamella Roland. It’s a “loose-fitting” suitdress with a collar/lapel, cap sleeves, side zipper, and a really big flared, pleated ruffle in the back!

I had to take in this dress a lot (at least 1/2 inch on each side, plus more in the bust and center back). After looking at runway pictures, I think that the pattern was drafted to be loose, but I think this design is much more flattering well-fitted. For more on the fitting of this design, see my fitting blog post !

I’m really happy with the way it turned out! For more pictures of the final garment, check out my blog, It’s Not Bragging if You Made It !

Material Notes

The exterior fabric is (I think) a suit-weight wool-rayon blend. It’s black with a purple pinstripe. I used purple silk dupioni for lining.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Blends, Rayon, Silk, Suiting, Wool

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    Feb 26, 2015, 12.31 PMby sewing fanatic

    this is pretty

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    Feb 16, 2015, 05.35 AMby rita61

    Your dress looks good on you; good luck with the interviews.

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    Feb 15, 2015, 09.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress, the back is different which I like. Lovely fabric and fit x

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    Feb 15, 2015, 08.35 PMby elletjebee

    lovely dress! I like the lining too, nice colour. Fits you really well, looks great.

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