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Port Elizabeth Dress

Added Jul 2, 2010

by harperellen

Western, Massach...




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Hot DAMN! I literally am not going to sew anything ever again besides the Port Elizabeth top… I cannot stop.

Dress version! I just cut it long, and used a heavier fabric. I added a big ol’ pleat at the neckline which, to my pleasant surprise, made the neckline look very classic and professional – less casual and summery. I wore it to work with a cinched belt and black tights – lovely. AGAIN – I neeeeed to take pics in the dress for reference.

I also added pockets. I can’t really survive without them.

LOVE how this came out! I want to try it in a cotton as a dress, too. I think that’d be just as good. :)

Million thanks to Sarah Eagle for this pattern! Free patterns that are great are… well, great! :D

Material Notes

Um… not sure. Don’t love it, but it does the job. Not what I would call a ‘summer weight’. And it’s def summer here. :P




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jul 9, 2010, 05.50 PMby Sarah Magill

    This is fab! Clever you for adapting the pattern and making it your own! X

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    Jul 3, 2010, 11.53 AMby angthor

    Love it, this looks a bit like that uniform project dress – check it out if you havent already, you might want to make your next version like that!

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    Jul 3, 2010, 02.30 AMby taeco

    Simple and cute! I love this <3

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