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"Lovely Reta" Dress

Added Nov 30, 2012

by DanaRose84

Toronto, Canada






Here’s my new fitted dress for work! This is the kind of dress that I could never buy off the rack because of fitting issues. I’m so happy with how it turned out! I especially love my little bow detail.

Lots of details on my blog. I’d love for you to come by and say ‘hello’.

I used an interfaced hem, so I added a tutorial.

Material Notes

100% wool twill that ended up being really stretchy, throwing me a bit of a curve ball in the fit and construction. But so comfy!



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Vintage

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    Nov 27, 2013, 03.43 PMby GeorgieT74

    That dress is pure perfection!

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      Nov 27, 2013, 04.31 PMby DanaRose84

      Thank you! It’s finally cold enough again to wear it!

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    Jan 29, 2013, 09.42 PMby PinupGal

    I’m in love with this dress!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 06.25 AMby rshelly13

    This looks great on you! Very well fitted. That is one of my favorite parts of sewing. It takes a lot of time to get it right, but it looks incredible afterward!

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      Dec 14, 2012, 02.14 AMby DanaRose84

      Thanks! Fitting is actually one of my least favorite parts of sewing. I’m never confident that I’ve got it right and it just takes so much time!

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    Dec 1, 2012, 07.28 PMby Anjovis

    This seems to be simply perfect dress. Fits perfectly and love the bow detail. Great job!

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    Dec 1, 2012, 10.45 AMby step-van-b

    Great job! It looks so perfectly done.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 05.48 AMby Inga 888

    Very well made and little bow looks so cute :)

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    Nov 30, 2012, 05.17 PMby khatsu

    Fit like a glove! Looks great!

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    Nov 30, 2012, 04.37 PMby Delphine C.

    Beautiful fit ! I think it’s great that you started taking pictures outside, it really showcases your great work!

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      Dec 1, 2012, 03.11 PMby DanaRose84

      Thank you! I do prefer outdoor photos but it’s hard because there’s no good location close to my home (I love behind a shopping mall. yuck!) and now it’s dark for so much of the day!

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    Nov 30, 2012, 03.43 PMby sala22

    It fits you wonderfully!

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    Nov 30, 2012, 02.46 PMby Mary Athey

    This is a gorgeous dress and its lovely on you. the little bows a nice touch x

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    Nov 30, 2012, 01.22 PMby skeeler

    Fantastic job!

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