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Knot Dress - Pattern Magic

Added Jul 20, 2011

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






My first go at something from these amazing intruging books. It has taking me a while to pick the first pattern to try, and this is the one that won the lotto draw! So far this is just the toile. I made one change to the pattern. In the book there is a box pleat in the centre front, but I left this off. I added 6cm flare to the centre front seam to match the side seams instead. Once the toile was fitted I recon I can cut this away. The dress doesn’t need any more fullness!
Now I need to chose a fashion fabric and finish it off.
Read more at “http://bellemegan.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/playing-with-paper/”

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jul 23, 2011, 03.33 PMby nikotina

    Absolutely gorgeous , both dress and model.

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    Jul 22, 2011, 11.22 AMby urbandon

    Great start. One of the best things about those books is you can do it your way. Less a set of rules and more concept. Look forward to seeing the completed dress.

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      Jul 22, 2011, 11.47 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks. I think I found the fabric…

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      Jul 22, 2011, 11.57 AMby urbandon

      shall we see the completed dress tomorrow then? Or the next day?

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      Jul 22, 2011, 12.40 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Blimey!! Maybe.. I have popped all my latest purchases in the washine machine, so I guess as soon as the stuff is dry I coud get cracking.. Perhaps I will have something to post by Monday. I have a class to teach on Sunday, so won’t get anything done then.

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    Jul 21, 2011, 06.26 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    …….i do love the books, but had no chance to do something so far. great dress and i can not wait to see your finished dress!

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      Jul 21, 2011, 11.38 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      oo, don’t give me a complex now! I will do my best, but daughter no 2 still can’t decide on the fabric!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 06.19 AMby sealtopaz

    Nice, I liked it, it’s good to hide unwanted tummy (-: ! :-) …

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      Jul 21, 2011, 11.37 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      It probably would be, and could make a decent maternity dress too! Just need to dip the front hem a bit to allow for the rise when the tummy gets big. Bonus!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 10.27 PMby cuada

    I love the Pattern Magic books – I haven’t gotten around to making anything from them yet though – am looking forward to seeing the finished dress:)

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      Jul 21, 2011, 11.37 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      I recon you just need to pick one and go for it, I have mooched through my books so many times. This time I just said go for it! You cannot lose…

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    Jul 20, 2011, 06.22 PMby fashionfreek

    Looks good.:-) looking forward to seeing your final piece:-)

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      Jul 20, 2011, 06.57 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, we have the fabric all over the floor at the moment!

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