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Jersey Addiction

Added Mar 18, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






My jersey addiction goes on, I cannot stop!

I liked this dress in the burda magazin and also here in the forum there were some nice projects.

I made it of a quite light rayon jersey and for this reason I had to double the back skirt,
otherwise it would be too sheer.
I think for the same reason of the jersey beeing too light, the 2 pleats in front were flagging unflattering so I sewed them a few cm in the side seam.
But I´m still not totally happy with them, because I have to arrange them all the time.

I suppose for this dress some more stable jersey is needed.

I´ve also seen in the pictures that the back waist sits too low, maybe because of the weight of the double skirt???

One thing is sure: for this dress you really need high heels, otherwise it makes you rather wide…

Anyway, I like it and I want to try it in combination with other colours too :-)

Material Notes

Jersey: Rayon + Lycra




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    Sep 2, 2015, 11.39 AMby SassyT

    To be shared on SSB Friday. Thanks for permitting. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Jun 26, 2015, 07.29 PMby SassyT

    Thanks I will let you know when,

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    Jun 21, 2015, 04.22 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Jun 21, 2015, 09.18 PMby cris orange

      Ok, I don’t mind :-)

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    May 26, 2014, 02.45 PMby trploceanmoon

    I love the color! I have a heavy very dark green wool jersey that I have been wanting to use for this dress for a while. Would you recommend removing the folds on the skirt all together, and just replacing the bottom half for a plain pencil type skirt? I would love to know your opinion.

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      May 26, 2014, 03.03 PMby cris orange

      thank you :-) well, I wouldn´t remove the pleats, because they make the dress more special. At the end I decided to sew the pleats on my dress, I still don´t have a picture of it but I´ll make one. Now I´m very happy with it, because it is still special but nothing flutters when I walk. Maybe with a heavy jersey this wouldn´t be necessary… and anyway you can make it first with pleats and if you don´t like it, you can remove them later, but give it a try :-) looking forward to see your version :-)

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    Mar 24, 2014, 10.31 PMby Luz Kettle

    Gosh. So elegant. Great dress and great fit. x

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      Mar 25, 2014, 06.39 AMby cris orange

      Thank you! Fitting with jersey is not a big deal :-)

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    Mar 24, 2014, 10.34 AMby Jelena Mitic

    I’m also addicted to jersey :) I love the way this dress suits your figure, it’s so elegant. I like the simplicity too.

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      Mar 24, 2014, 10.36 AMby cris orange

      ohhh, thank you so much for the lovely compliment :-)

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    Mar 21, 2014, 10.41 AMby kaitiek

    wow you look great!

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    Mar 21, 2014, 06.01 AMby sewing fanatic

    This is a beautiful dress, falls nicely, perfect

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    Mar 19, 2014, 02.15 PMby SassyT

    Gorgeous. Looks like a powder blue.

    SSB. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees
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      Mar 19, 2014, 02.16 PMby SassyT

      I love blue, sky blue, anything blue.

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      Mar 19, 2014, 02.19 PMby cris orange

      thank you Sassy, I also like blue (among many colours :-) but this kind of pastel blue was missing in my wardrobe :-)

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    Mar 19, 2014, 12.03 PMby liliv-1

    Ultra chic, LOVE it!

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      Mar 19, 2014, 12.14 PMby cris orange

      Thank YOU liliv :-)

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    Mar 19, 2014, 07.24 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely Chris! The color suits you so well :) I’ve just made the same dress for a special party I’m going to attend :)

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      Mar 19, 2014, 07.45 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Ellen! I’m looking foward to see your dress! Did you have the same issues with the pleats?

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      Mar 19, 2014, 08.02 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I have also used light jersey, but it’s a jersey blend so it’s not so soft, but I haven’t been wearing the dress yet, so we’ll see :) You look wonderful in your dress!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 05.11 AMby Mokara

    I love the dress and it looks great on you. I also love the blue & yellow color combo… Thanks for sharing the information on the fabric and issues, etc.

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      Mar 19, 2014, 06.52 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Mokara! I think this community is for sharing information. And yes, I like experimenting with colours, next time I’ll try it with pink :-)

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    Mar 19, 2014, 05.00 AMby Denise Wild

    This dress is gorgeous… the pale blue is perfect for spring!

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      Mar 19, 2014, 06.50 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Denise! Yes, this pale blue is nice, I didn’t have this colour in my wardrobe so far :-)

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    Mar 19, 2014, 04.02 AMby izbott

    Good tips with sewing jersey. I am still getting the hang if it. You did well & looks good!

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      Mar 19, 2014, 06.49 AMby cris orange

      Thank you! Jersey is great if you just know some tips in working with (I watched some classes on ceaftsy.com). I’m looking forward to see your jersey projects!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 12.34 AMby neveenkarnes

    very nice… the shade of blue is beautiful. Well done !!

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    Mar 18, 2014, 10.56 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you cris, i love the blue shade as its so pretty. I made this and what i did with the excess fabric on the oragami front folds was to trim them. I found there was to much fabric around my middle once i did my folds so out came my scissors and i whacked the excess of. I don’t need any extra padding lol. Yours looks so lovely cris and i just love them shoes x

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      Mar 18, 2014, 11.22 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Mary! Yes, these pleats are a little bit strange, I’ve been thinking about sewing them by hand along the pleat, but I’m not very sure if this is good idea. But where is your dress, I didn’t find it in your studio?

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      Mar 18, 2014, 11.33 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi cris, its the red/ green one. Its the same dress but the version i used had the leather sleeves. You know how burda will do the same dress with just a slight variation like a different fabric. It is excatly the same x

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      Mar 19, 2014, 06.54 AMby cris orange

      Oh, now I discovered it! It’s a great dress! Does it have a pleat in front or have you cut it completely?

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      Mar 19, 2014, 07.43 AMby Mary Athey

      Morning cris, yes it does have the pleats.i called it origami as thats what it felt like. I did the folds stitched then i cut away the excess on the inside and pressed the seams. You can’t really see because of the fabric print but it worked a treat and gave a nice flat seamed finish. It worked great for me and when i get round to making a solid colour like yours i will do the same again. I could’nt make sence of the instructions, sometimes it’s the way they are worded and sometimes it’s me lol. I put the front section on my table and worked out what Worked by folding and pinning !! Leaving the front with the excess fold fabric would’ve meant me adjusting it all the time like you mentioned and that would annoy the life out of me on a night out lol x

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    Mar 18, 2014, 10.39 PMby rita61

    Love the colour! Your dress looks nice on you !

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      Mar 18, 2014, 10.42 PMby cris orange

      thank you rita, I also like this gentle sky blue :-)

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