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Finished Gridlock Dress

Added Apr 1, 2013

by katya

London, United K...






This is my entry tot he Tessuti Gridlock competition. I’m only a beginner so I don’t know what possessed me to enter, but I enjoyed the challenge!

It is made from a self drafted pattern, the inside is not lined but all the seams are bound in bias binding. The neckline, arm holes and hem is also bound with bias binding, although it’s only visible on the inside at the neckline. It also has hidden side-seam pockets. I tried to keep them really hidden so the lining can only be seen about an inch into the pocket. I’ve used the other side of the fabric for a strip at the shoulder, and used a metal zip which goes almost all the way down the back of the circle skirt. I’m quite proud of it, as it felt like a lot of work went into it.

You can read more about it on my blog Sleek Silhouette

Material Notes

Gridlock jaquard fabric from Tessuti.




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    Apr 4, 2013, 09.29 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    goodluck!! this is so simple and uses the fabrics so nicely. the trim adds a really nice and fun touch! i buoght fabric but didnt get around to making anything, i hope you do well!

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    Apr 3, 2013, 07.05 PMby BeYou TiFul

    you did a great job!

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    Apr 2, 2013, 03.03 PMby sadienorway

    This is great! Good job :)

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    Apr 2, 2013, 01.20 PMby kisses

    Cute dress….nice fabric and I like the way it shapes

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    Apr 2, 2013, 02.31 AMby neveenkarnes

    cute cute cute… well done!!! looks great on you and good luck ….

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    Apr 1, 2013, 09.10 PMby liliv-1

    You have every right to be proud. It’s a very well drafted and very well finished dress and you look very pretty in it. You have obviously much talent and most of all, love for sewing.

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    Apr 1, 2013, 04.47 PMby Debbie Alli

    Beautiful dress and beautifully finished. I agree with the comments above – you clearly have talent and good luck in the contest!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 03.43 PMby chula123

    it is adorable ! Congratulations, you are obviously very talented !!

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      Apr 1, 2013, 04.27 PMby katya

      Wow, thank you! That’s very kind

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    Apr 1, 2013, 03.28 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous and good on you for drafting and making this dress. it looks like you’ve been sewing for years. good luck x

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      Apr 1, 2013, 04.27 PMby katya

      That’s such a lovely compliment, thank you!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 03.25 PMby aur0ra

    This is so cute! I love that it has pockets. Well done drafting the pattern.

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      Apr 1, 2013, 04.27 PMby katya

      Thank you! I love the pockets, I think they’re my favorite bit!

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