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New Girl red dress

Added Feb 11, 2013

by peneloping

Bay Area, Califo...






I’m slightly obsessed with Zooey Deschanel so when I started watching New Girl I immediately wanted to make Jess’s red dress from the opening credits.

I used Burda 7739 for the sleeves (which I elongated), 7309 for the bodice (which I also extended by an inch or so), and Simplicity 1873 for the skirt.

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Material Notes

cotton sateen


Garment Type

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    Feb 18, 2013, 10.01 PMby rsgirl55

    Last question! How many yards did you use?

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      Feb 18, 2013, 11.33 PMby peneloping

      Not a problem! :) I think I used just under 2.5 yards for a size 8.

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    Feb 17, 2013, 08.46 PMby rsgirl55

    I’m learning how to sew for a major project for school, and I finally found the design I wanted to sew— yours! I was wondering what kind of fabric you used. Do you suggest any?

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      Feb 18, 2013, 06.54 AMby peneloping

      I used a cotton sateen and I definitely recommend it! It doesn’t stretch so it’s really easy to sew and it’s got a slight sheen which makes it slightly fancier than just plain cotton. Good luck!

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    Feb 12, 2013, 10.46 AMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, love the red, little cold perhaps,, ???

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    Feb 11, 2013, 09.47 PMby neveenkarnes

    Very young and cute… Well done and by the way you look super cute !! Nice picture!!

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    Feb 11, 2013, 07.29 PMby puffling

    Super cute, and I totally understand the obsession: after watching the first episode, I made the same dress! I used Simplicity 2444 (Project Runway), but lengthened it because I’m not 20 years old anymore, and I do like to have the option of bending over at the waist occasionally! ;)

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    Feb 11, 2013, 03.58 PMby fabmeup

    super cute. this dress looks fun & it’s also styled very well.

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    Feb 11, 2013, 03.44 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress and its lovely on you. I also love.the dress and top on your blog x

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    Feb 11, 2013, 02.34 PMby Mai-der

    Love this dress! It´s super cute!

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