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Forest wanderer dress

Added Aug 11, 2011

by raving

London, United K...






I got a whole mass of this fabric in a scraps bin in a fabric shop off Portobello road in London, it’s a lovely dark blue jersey. Such a versatile colour I could make anything but decided a dress would be perfect for all seasons. I started it back in April while I was at home for spring and I’ve only just finished it. It was created without a pattern, I wanted something simple and I had an idea of exactly what I wanted so I had to do it my way. It has a peter pan collar and gold buttons (with little anchors!) along the front that form the closure.

It’s great fun for running around in, it’s not too short or too long and the jersey lets me move freely.

More photos on my blog

Material Notes

dark blue jersey, white sheet, gold buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 4, 2012, 03.53 AMby missE66

    Love the dress and the photos are amazing!!! :)

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    Aug 14, 2011, 03.21 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Cute and the photos are great.

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    Aug 13, 2011, 08.46 AMby laurii

    lovely photos and the dress is pretty:) x

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    Aug 12, 2011, 11.47 AMby Dee Durrant

    Lovely dress and photos!

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    Aug 12, 2011, 02.25 AMby applesofavalon

    Absolutely lovely! I adore the pics!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 07.12 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    wow. i’d run around in fields all day if i had this dress. also, i’d need fields.

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    Aug 11, 2011, 06.53 PMby marlorcor

    Looks lovely! And the photos remind me of an Urban Outfitters catalog :)

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      Aug 16, 2011, 03.11 PMby raving

      Thanks! I love UO. A friend once told me that I must either base my personality around the store or it was created just so I could shop there.

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    Aug 11, 2011, 04.52 PMby lanternwaste33

    Very cute!!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 04.17 PMby stephaniehotz

    it looks great! did you make this kind of like a t-shirt dress and belt it?

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      Aug 11, 2011, 06.06 PMby raving

      Nope, you can see it a little in the 3rd photo but it’s a t-shirt style top and a gathered skirt at the waist. I like a little more volume in my skirts :)

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