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Kate navy, red and mint (and very British) dress inspired by...

Added May 7, 2012

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






The perfect outfit for the Diamond Jubilee street and garden parties.

I have used the same fabric as before, a crepe by John Kaldor.

The dress is based on the flat sleeve and flared skirt version of the Simplicity K2588 Project Runway pattern.

Very easy to make, I would say this is a novice’s project that will offer you a wearable, comfortable dress.

Accessorised with a vintage Selfridges elastic, metal and stone belt.; Jones Bootmaker satin shoes and own military jacket. Hand painted scarf as per previous project and hand made flowers.

All the British Jubilee inspired outfits will be sold for a children’s charity: C.H.A.T. at the Watermead Jubilee celebrations

Material Notes

crepe by John Kaldor




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage



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    Aug 25, 2012, 08.32 PMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous fabric

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    May 9, 2012, 06.44 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    Absolutely gorgeous fabric. Great choice of pattern for it. Lovely job!

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      May 9, 2012, 08.48 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you. It is simple, I like simple lines. I think the fabric is busy enough anyway :-)

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    May 8, 2012, 07.50 PMby Eva Iwakki

    very very nice

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    May 8, 2012, 06.18 PMby jacquipardue

    I love the colors in the fabric, it looks beautiful on you.

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    May 8, 2012, 09.44 AMby peaches2218

    I made this dress last year, except with the puff sleeves, but I didn’t even RECOGNIZE this as that same pattern. It’s gorgeous in that bold print and soft drape.

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      May 8, 2012, 08.33 PMby Irina Schwab

      I checked your sailor dress out, yep, looks different! Th fabric I used is very, very soft, so the pleats will fall freely, I cannot iron them.

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    May 8, 2012, 01.06 AMby Meg Hardin

    Beautiful dress! The fabric is so nice (:

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    May 7, 2012, 10.52 PMby sophienissirios

    Absolutely gorgeous dress. Love the fabric and the cut. It looks really good on :-)

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      May 7, 2012, 11.57 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you for the kind words. This pattern was free in Sew magazine. It also has a more revealing variation, i might try that as well. ah, i wish i could keep it!

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