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Marc Jacobs Bow Print Dress

Added Sep 9, 2011

by suzeb

New York, New Yo...






I was on the verge of abandoning this bow print dress sewn from Vogue 1207 when someone who reads my blog pointed out that this print is actually Marc Jacobs. (I got it for $5/yard at Metro Textile Corp. on 37th Street in NYC and had no idea. I just knew I loved it and couldn’t let it go to waste.) Maybe it’s me, but this pattern seemed flawed. I followed all directions to the letter and when it was done, I couldn’t raise my arms at the shoulder. Which looks pretty stupid. Try it sometime. So I indelicately hacked away at the sleeves until I had some mobility. The results are cute from the front, lovely from the back, and a little side-boobish from the side. Oh well, my husband likes it.

I also ripped off the original skirt, which made me look lumpy, and drafted my own A-line. I used a cream coloured corduroy because it’s after Labour Day and I like breaking all the rules.

You can read more about this dress’ origins on my blog (I sewed it during a hurricane, after getting punched in the face by a crackhead; there should be special NYC Girl Scout badges for that which I can sew to the inside, right?). http://mybeaubaby.blogspot.com/2011/09/finished-marc-jacobs-bow-print-dress.html




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Nov 3, 2011, 01.24 AMby squiddlepop

    Wow…this is super cut. I love how you have the v at the back. And awesome fabric. :)

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    Sep 13, 2011, 12.41 PMby floraladdiction

    Ah I love this fabric! Bows sigh

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    Sep 12, 2011, 07.46 PMby jescarose

    ah! amazing! had a look on your blog as well and I love the way you describe your process. well done on finishing it, it looks well worth it x

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    Sep 10, 2011, 01.37 PMby lizah


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    Sep 10, 2011, 01.25 PMby Lucha Suarez

    I think it came out really lovely! You should definitely get that girl scout badge after all of that!

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    Sep 10, 2011, 11.29 AMby kelerabeus

    That Vogue pattern have an amazing sleeves, too bad they aren’t functional. But it’s good that you stick with the dress, it turned out really pretty! Your skirt looks better then the original one, and I love that you made pockets in contrasting fabric! I always tend to do that as well, I found it really cute :)

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    Sep 10, 2011, 11.13 AMby suzeb


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    Sep 10, 2011, 09.13 AMby milnay3

    Looks like it was well worth the drama and effort!

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