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Dress looks like a sofa

Added Sep 13, 2009

by littlecotton...

Sf Bay Area, Cal...






Inspired by Burda 02-2008-124 and changed the front neckline to a “V”. It turns out looking like a sofa. Need to refine fabric-choosing skills! Anyway, I just made this dress to practice pattern drafting, dart sewing, and use up fabric inventory. It is lined with white cotton batiste. It’s a good practice before advancing to wools & silks and more complicated designs. Blogged more on http://littlecottondresses.blogspot.com

Material Notes

Cotton bought from Michael Levine in LA




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy

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    Sep 16, 2009, 04.04 PMby nehmah

    I like the way the dress looks without a top under it. If I were using the fabric, which I like-being partial to black (or navy) on white, I’d have made a somewhat fuller skirt. A good tip from littlepig about the darts. No one needs to maim one’s neighbor, even if he is too close to “the girls.” Cordially, Nehmah

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    Sep 16, 2009, 03.20 PMby misssylver

    But if you wanted you could change the skirt to a circle skirt, wear a bullet bra and become a 1950’s pin up! Then it won’t matter if you are poke-y or not!

    And it doesn’t look like a sofa, it is gorgeous.

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    Sep 13, 2009, 06.44 PMby allygally

    Great, classic dress! It doesn’t look like a sofa at all… and I’m now considering refining my dart making skills to defend my honor. ;-)

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    Sep 13, 2009, 02.37 PMby sianysiany

    I love the little annotation on the photo! It made me laugh! And the dress DOES NOT look like a sofa : )

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    Sep 13, 2009, 04.28 AMby mrslisabrown

    Aww, doen’t look like a sofa!!! Its cute!

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    Sep 13, 2009, 02.23 AMby jillbug

    I think the fabric is pretty. I also like the idea of adding red accessories.

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      Sep 13, 2009, 03.19 PMby littlecottondresses

      Good idea! I do love red or other bright, vivid colors with black-white combo

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    Sep 13, 2009, 02.19 AMby littlepig

    I actually like your fabric; I don’t think it looks like any sofa I’ve seen. It’s very modern and would look fab with a red accessory or two. A great tip I learned from here is to sew your darts on a gentle curve so they won’t end up pointy. Great job!!

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      Sep 13, 2009, 03.21 PMby littlecottondresses

      Thanks for the tip! I’ll search for the details and hopefully my next dart won’t be poke-y. :)

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