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La Joie de la Toile du Jouy

Added Sep 22, 2013

by leafandlinen

Colorado Springs...






I love this dress, especially with the crinoline underneath. I made Butterick 5748, which is a reproduction 1960 pattern. It’s a circle skirt usually cut on the crosswise grain, but because of the directional fabric I had to cut it in 4 pieces rather than 2 and on grain. I shortened the skirt a little and was able to get it out of 3.5 yards rather than 4. I spent a loooong time matching up the design of the fabric in the front, and it’s not perfect, but I’m pretty pleased. (last pic- the seam is at the shoulder of the female figure) I also added side-seam pockets and lowered the neckline a bit (as always).

Material Notes

blue cotton Toile du Jouy from fabric.com




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    Oct 6, 2013, 08.57 AMby slitherydee

    This is adorable. The fabric is gorgeous and you’ve obviously got the fit down! There was a dress just like this on Modcloth a while back.

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    Sep 25, 2013, 02.46 AMby becprentis

    Great fabric – looks beautiful :)

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    Sep 23, 2013, 11.25 AMby yenny lee


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    Sep 22, 2013, 11.28 PMby Amila Lončarić

    It’s perfect! Fits you nice and fabric is interesting.

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