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Jackie O dress

Added Nov 11, 2012

by skeeler

Austin, Texas, U...






This is another dress from the Famous Frocks book. As usual, I had to make some adjustments. Despite a shallow chest alteration, the bodice still tended to bunch up there, so I inserted a piece of boning to keep the front flat. The boning can slide in and out for washing or if/when I change my mind about the need for it. It seems to help it lie right. This dress has pockets, so you know I’ll wear it. Fabric is Japanese cotton from the Contemporary Cloth online store.
This dress was pretty easy to make, but I call it “intermediate” because I found the alterations challenging with the unique neckline.

Material Notes

Cotton fabric with back zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jan 23, 2013, 04.37 PMby saxsilverain

    wow, this looks gorgeous on you! the colour & shape is perfect :) i’ve been wanting that book for a while now, seeing your sewing result makes me want it even more…

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    Nov 16, 2012, 05.19 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Very elegant and I love the fit! All ready for Christmas :)

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    Nov 15, 2012, 07.23 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    wow, this is such a great dress and i love the color. it suits you so well and i am in love with the collar-solution!

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    Nov 13, 2012, 12.22 AMby brisehuus

    Great dress. Perfectly fitted. Looks great on you.

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.12 PMby kisses

    Very nice….I especially like the neckline. It makes it very edgy

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    Nov 12, 2012, 09.36 AMby Inga 888

    Great dress on you, so elegant :)

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    Nov 12, 2012, 08.56 AMby freakusbzzz

    Very appealing

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    Nov 12, 2012, 03.57 AMby cweetgal

    Oh its so very lovely.. I wanted to know if you have done other projects from this book. I kinda wanted to buy it ..

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      Nov 12, 2012, 04.05 AMby skeeler

      Thanks cweetgal, yes, I’ve also made the Twiggy dress twice. You can see both of them in my projects.

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.22 AMby Mary Athey

    what a beautiful dress!!! i have this book and you’ve made a smashing job of this dress . it looks so good on you x

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      Nov 12, 2012, 01.45 AMby skeeler

      Thank you!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.11 PMby schnui

    This is a lovely dress and looks great on you. The colour is perfect for you too.

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      Nov 11, 2012, 11.51 PMby skeeler

      Thanks schnui!

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