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Jacquard V-Neck Colorblock Dress

Added Nov 5, 2012

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Blue is my absolute most favorite color and I can’t live without prints, so it’s natural that I would gravitate toward this very special blue and white double face jacquard when fabric shopping. The speckled woven pattern is reminiscent of confetti and since it’s double-faced, I decided to break up the blue a bit with some colorblock paneling at the waist and pockets. I love how this dress feels very architectural and structured when worn. The lycra also keeps it quite comfortable and wrinkle-resistant. (It also gives me another reason to wear my blue patent leather Miu Mius!)

I photographed the dress during a stroll on the The High Line, one of my favorite spots in New York.

Material Notes

Double face cotton/lycra blend jacquard, 24" invisible zipper, coordinating thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Rock



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    Apr 30, 2013, 03.09 AMby jilleigh

    This is one of my favorite projects! Well styled.

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    Nov 8, 2012, 11.59 AMby marnieann

    This is great.

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    Nov 7, 2012, 06.07 PMby Misstristras

    I love it!!!!

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    Nov 7, 2012, 02.41 PMby wzrdreams

    Looks great Jamie! I would love to see some of the construction details on your projects, such as seam finishes.

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      Nov 7, 2012, 02.48 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Grace! I’ll try to get better detail photos on the next one. In terms of construction details for this dress, I understitched the neckline, armhole, and pocket areas. (To further secure the facing pieces down, I usually hand stitch at the seam allowances.) I serged the raw edges and sewed a blind hem stitch to finish off the hem.

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      Nov 7, 2012, 07.23 PMby wzrdreams

      Thanks Jamie!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 09.35 PMby disy

    Gorgeous!! You and your dress compliment the Highline and the acrchitecture surrounding it.

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    Nov 6, 2012, 08.52 PMby infinite-plus-one

    The fabric is crazy, and i really love how it turned out (:

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    Nov 6, 2012, 08.12 PMby Mtetar

    I like everything about the dress style, color, the mixed prints, etc. Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar

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      Nov 6, 2012, 08.46 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! I can’t wait to wear the dress again!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 07.41 PMby Martch

    This looks gorgeous on you Jamie! Perfect fabric choice, I wished I could go shopping in the garment district, too;-)

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      Nov 6, 2012, 08.09 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you, Martyna! I hope you can visit NY soon!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 06.48 PMby lesyoung

    very beautiful dress and colors.

    where did you find this fabric and how long did you take to finish this project

    looking forward to your next project
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      Nov 6, 2012, 06.52 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! I got the fabric in the New York Garment District. I made a muslin of the dress first to ensure fit, but after that, the sewing didn’t take me very long since I didn’t have to line the dress. Yay for double face fabric!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 06.01 PMby MegH

    Looks so amazing! Love the matching shoes too.

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      Nov 6, 2012, 06.07 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Meg! You know I love my patent leathers!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 05.51 PMby DanaRose84

    Gorgeous! This looks very professional. What alterations did you make to the pattern? It fits you beautifully.

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      Nov 6, 2012, 06.10 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! I decided not to sew a vent since I have enough movement from the Lycra in the fabric and also decided to understitch the pockets so the skirt would be nice and neat. It’s a great pattern and you should definitely give it a shot!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 03.35 PMby toupinette

    waouh love it!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 02.06 PMby Sewing Your Style

    Perfect! Great choice of fabric and colors. Great tailoring! I love it! congrats :D

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      Nov 6, 2012, 03.46 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you for your nice compliments!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 01.00 PMby jadealamode

    lovely dress!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 12.23 PMby kisses

    Really nice….I like how you use the fabric. well done

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    Nov 6, 2012, 06.17 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh this is gorgeous on youn i love.your favric choice and using a different colour at the side just steps it.up a notch. i much prefer this to the all black burda one. fab job x

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      Nov 6, 2012, 01.08 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you! Yes, this pattern is pretty awesome and you can definitely see the style lines better with color than on the solid version.

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    Nov 6, 2012, 04.18 AMby smallone

    ooooh great version!….might just need to take another look at this pattern now, thanks for the inspiration :)

    oh petite sizing too….needs to move up the list :)

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    Nov 6, 2012, 01.24 AMby bethmaryharley

    I love the different coloured fabric! It makes this dress look completely unique and very pretty! Very cute! Hope you’ve not been too badly affected by the storm and things are getting back to normal now.

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      Nov 6, 2012, 01.54 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks so much! Lucky you to live in Japan and have access to such beautiful fabrics!

      The situation in NY is still challenging post-Sandy, but we’re fortunate to have electricity and hot water! I definitely got some productive sewing done during the week, too!

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      Nov 7, 2012, 12.16 AMby bethmaryharley

      Phew! That’s good news about electricity and hot water! A friend of mine in New Jersey has been knitting lots to keep warm, but I don’t think fabric is as cosy!

      And, yes, I am very lucky to live here! Although all the wonderful choice isn’t great for my wallet!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 01.20 AMby chillwear

    Lovely dress and fabric choice. What pattern did you use to make this dress?

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