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Joan Dress

Added Apr 22, 2011

by cocoretro

Cakovec, Croatia






Joan Dress is very similar to my Vintage Chic Dress. Lower part is the same, sleeves also, but there is no front buttoning.. the dress has zipper fastening on the back. The dress is open around the neck and has a round collar that can be removed. Cuffs are also slightly rounded and removable.
I make the buttonholes on the inside edge of the dress and the sleeves and buttons are stitched on removable collar and cuffs.
I’m not skilled enough with the English language to try to explain with words how I do removable collar and cuffs. I hope the pictures will help you to understand.

Material Notes

Cotton fabric with slightly stretch for more comfort, collar and cuffs made in muslin, cca 16 buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Vintage
Corduroy, Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen, Polyester, Silk, Suiting, Wool

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    May 12, 2011, 08.56 AMby cocoretro

    Thank you all for your kind words. I noticed that a lot of you mentioned finishes..well, for me, garment must look beautiful inside as well as outside.

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    May 12, 2011, 01.10 AMby LolaMakes

    This is amazing! Your finishes are beautiful! I’m definitely going to try and be as neat as you from now on, thank you for the inspiration!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 10.00 PMby harrietbazley

    Congratulations – had you thought of making some alternative sets of removable collars and cuffs so you can wear variations (or for an easy way to make the dress look different on different days?)

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      May 12, 2011, 08.43 AMby cocoretro

      Oh yes, there is in plan similar black dress with sets in different colors.

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    Apr 24, 2011, 12.34 AMby tasallison

    amazing!! love the grey and white combo…very sleek

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    Apr 23, 2011, 09.50 AMby sealtopaz

    It is a beautiful Conservative with chic Dress.

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    Apr 23, 2011, 04.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    adorable and beautiful and wow for the finishing! it is so well made!!!

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    Apr 23, 2011, 04.49 AMby sew4my3

    Perfect in every way! I love this look and your work is simply divine!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 06.58 PMby anneecharri

    Wow! looks truly fabulous

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    Apr 22, 2011, 06.33 PMby cantare

    This is such a beautiful dress, how very feminine and flattering!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 06.24 PMby Sofiagynther


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    Apr 22, 2011, 05.32 PMby anajan

    Jos jedna prelepa haljina! Tvoj rad me uvek inspirise!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 05.13 PMby ecila

    This is really beautiful! Neat work! Congratulation!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 04.55 PMby Priscilla Folley

    This is really beautiful and we can see it is very well made. It looks so elegant! Congratulations on your excellent work!

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