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Faux Leather & Boucle Project

Added Oct 25, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






I never worked with real leather before but I wanted to practice with the fake stuff. So I made this simple A-line shift using the Mila pattern. The Mila pattern can be downloaded for free and I used it years ago so I am using it again without the center detail. The bust portion I kept having to take in even though I cut a size 34. I don’t know if the pleather just kept stretching with use or what. And the skirt portion is obviously the boucle fabric. I serged the edges of the boucle after cutting the pieces because it frays quite easily. Also, this dress is lined.
I’m happy with it. Thanks for checking it out.

Material Notes

1/2 yard faux leather, 22 in zipper, 1 yard of boucle, 1 yard of lining




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

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    Nov 14, 2013, 07.56 PMby JillStraw

    One word: FABULOUS!!!!

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      Nov 20, 2013, 01.41 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Jill! Sorry so late replying. I’ve been so busy working.

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    Nov 6, 2013, 03.36 PMby liliv-1

    the faux leather looks great with the boucle! you look like a 20 years old lady with this!

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      Nov 7, 2013, 02.53 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Liliv! You’re always very sweet.

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    Nov 5, 2013, 10.54 PMby Mary Athey

    I love this, the faux leather and boucle are lovely to-gether and you look fabulous in it. Fab dress x

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      Nov 7, 2013, 02.53 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you very much Mary!

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      Jan 27, 2015, 10.22 AMby RomRom

      I agree, nice combo! Need to try it one day.

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