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My new favorite fabric

Added Jan 9, 2012

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






I’ve discovered cotton sateen. Stretch too!

It’s so divine and makes an every day dress a little more glamourous with a slight sheen, lovely and easy to sew too.
Plus you can have a dress that fits when you are skinny or wearing your ’winter coat".

Thanks to my ex also for my lovely camera for Christmas so now I don’t have to wait for him to come over every 6 weeks to take photos. Although they aren’t nearly as good as the ones he takes.

This is a vogue pattern I made about 7 years ago. I made a slight alteration in the pattern adding two darts at the top as it is quite baggy around the upper chest.

I’ve also added a little colar to give it some extra oomph.
My first version didn’t turn out brilliantly and luckily I had enough fabric to make a whole new one.
Except for a slight bit of wrinkling at the back I’m very very happy.

Material Notes

Navy blue stretch cotton sateen.
Armani Cotton for the colar




Casual, Classic

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    Jan 22, 2012, 01.27 AMby domestic-divaonline

    Sateen is wonderful and you’ve made it look marvelous with your design and contrasting choices.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 12.00 AMby sewtessuti


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    Jan 11, 2012, 06.47 AMby Swirlz1

    This is so well made, can’t believe the skills of a novice can do this… Very inspiring

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    Jan 11, 2012, 04.31 AMby sarahwau

    I love the dress and I love cotton sateen. Stretch cotton sateen sounds even better :-).

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    Jan 10, 2012, 10.40 AMby Priscilla Folley

    Very elegant, just like you said. Very flattering – good job!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 04.29 AMby Seeks Corey

    Love the collar. It definitely makes the dress here. (Though the dress is certainly nice as is.)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 03.58 AMby Julia Morley

    looks great! The collar makes it perfect.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.16 AMby schnui

    It is a really nice dress and I do like the the striped collar. I use to like cotton sateen but found it often shrunk and kept shrinking. Please let me know if this no longer happens as I would like to use it again to make some pants.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 12.35 AMby aluckmann

    It is lovely. The stripe fabric for the collar does give the dress more personality. (I too am a fan of cotton sateen!)

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