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French Twist

Added Apr 28, 2011

by mckenzieclark

Columbia, South ...






I modified this dress from Built by Wendy’s 3835 pattern. I kept the basic bones of the dress (i.e. it being a sheath dress & the yoke), but changed up the neckline and back. Instead of gathering all around the neckline that attaches to the yoke, I did several different pleats and rather than a zipper in the back, I chose to have a 6 inch slit with a big bow. I love big bows and as a presenter at the Sewing & Quilt Expo said, “Add details to the back of garments so you look just as good walking away from someone as you do walking towards them.” I love that advice. :)
Another thing I love about this dress is that it’s so versatile with season changes. I can wear this different ways in every season…except for summer since it’s Famously Hot where I live. :P I think the fabric helps to translate into different seasons as well. It’s mainly mellow colors but the lively print brings it right into spring. I fell in love with the fabric and it’s vintage-y feel so I wanted to choose the perfect pattern to fit the fabric. I love it when the fabric chooses the pattern and not vice versa. It makes my pieces feel that much more meaningful.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Jun 4, 2011, 03.12 AMby CelticButterfly

    My favourite part is the gathering/pleating at the collar! It’s really unexpected and makes this so original.

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    Apr 29, 2011, 07.57 PMby amaydak

    This is truly stunning, absolutely love it!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.29 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Love the fabric! Great Choice.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.04 PMby twolter

    Love love everything about this! :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 11.37 AMby ecila

    Nice!! I love your shoes =)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 09.48 AMby carolinescrafts

    beautiful fabric and the perfect dress for it

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.27 AMby debbie777

    So beautiful! And the shoes are perfect for that dress :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.50 AMby hdk100

    You did get it right with the vintage feel, I love the fabric too!

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