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Denim DuBarry

Added Oct 28, 2015

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






This project was definitely a lot of effort! It’s a DuBarry coat dress in denim, and works equally well as a coat. The pattern is from the early 1940s, but the shortened hem and dark wash denim take it via the 1970s.
I had some problems making it, with the grid lines on the fabric not actually being even, and then cutting out four side back pieces and no centre front or front facings! I had to play around a bit with what fabric I had in order to cut the pieces out, and still didn’t have enough for the facings, so used this bright yellow and floral that I had some remnants of.
It also took a long time to do because the seams are all French seams, and the facings and hem are hand sewn. So a total of over 20 hours of actual sewing.
But I’m so happy with the final result!

A lot more pictures and much more detail at: http://antipodeanstitcher.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/averting-disaster-in-denim-dubarry.html

Material Notes

2 metres lightweight denim
9 buttons
20 cm cotton




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Vintage, Classic, Bohemian

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    Oct 29, 2015, 04.24 AMby sewing fanatic

    love it! what a wonderful denim coat-dress; versatile and chic x

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      Nov 8, 2015, 03.32 AMby pambox


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    Oct 28, 2015, 07.52 AMby Maria Hayek

    This is really great. I love it! Beautifully done. I have a project in the queue as well that can be used as dress or long vest. But it’s winter here soon so it’ll have to wait :)

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      Nov 8, 2015, 03.31 AMby pambox

      Thank you! And it’s always good to have something to look forward to sewing next season!

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    Oct 28, 2015, 05.33 AMby SueMH

    Definitely worth the effort, and versatile too. Looks great.

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      Nov 8, 2015, 03.32 AMby pambox


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    Oct 28, 2015, 02.31 AMby mbuchanan1

    Very nice coat dress. I think the print interfacing gives it a special touch.

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      Nov 8, 2015, 03.31 AMby pambox

      Thanks! The interfacing is now one of my favourite things about it.

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