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Pretty, warm and comfy dress

Added Feb 5, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






It all started with me wanting something soft, warm and long. And while looking through mom’s old Burdas, I came across an A-line simple dress with a bolero. Decided to make it and went out and bought this calm but nice grey jacquard knit with navy blue diamond pattern.
Time passed and I started having second thoughts…First considered using the pattern I ended up using here but make it long and make a bolero, then thought maybe it’s better to do the pattern in original format and use the remaining fabric for a sweatshirt or top, but in the end decided to satisfy my desire for a long dress anyway, and add sleeves to keep it warmer and avoid having to worry about something to wear under or on top. And of course! pockets are essential :)
The result is exactly what I wanted to achieve, it looks cosy but still wearable outside, it’s the most comfortable material of all times, it’s warm and I love it!
The only negative thing is the restricted step range due to the straight skirt :D Already happily used to work, then to cinema then to restaurant. A new favorite in my wardrobe :)

Material Notes

Jacquard knit in 68% polyester, 31% viskose and 1% elastane




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 24, 2016, 01.28 AMby nrobson

    its really nice, my kinda look

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    Feb 10, 2016, 12.31 AMby rita61

    Neat dress, looks nice on you. (my back would be freezing :-) )

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      Feb 10, 2016, 07.13 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Rita :) The back is nothing that some hair can’t take care of :D

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    Feb 7, 2016, 05.19 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Looks comfortable indeed… winter romantic outfit and it suits you well :-) I’m going to use the same patten but for the top and wonder if while wearing the front part stays on the shoulders or slide down ahead because of the back cutout.

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      Feb 7, 2016, 05.48 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Oksana :)
      It stays put (although different fabrics might behave differently…don’t know), but I wore it the whole day from 9a.m. to 9p.m. and it remained where it’s supposed to be.

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    Feb 7, 2016, 04.03 PMby RedBelka

    Great dress! I was thinking about adding sleeves to this model and now I can see how it looks. Nicely done!

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      Feb 7, 2016, 05.45 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Olga…looking forward to see your version :) And congrats on being on the front page :)

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      Feb 7, 2016, 07.09 PMby RedBelka

      Thank you! :)

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    Feb 6, 2016, 08.00 PMby Beccki

    Great dress looks fantastic on you, love the addition of the sleeves and the length.

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      Feb 7, 2016, 09.17 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you sweet Beccki :)

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    Feb 6, 2016, 05.19 PMby Paola Setolier

    Looks great, I love jacquard fabric!

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      Feb 7, 2016, 09.16 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Paola :)

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    Feb 6, 2016, 07.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    wow – Kjempefin!! Den kjolen er veldig anvendelig :)

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      Feb 6, 2016, 11.59 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :) kjekt å høre :)

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    Feb 6, 2016, 12.00 AMby Mokara

    It’s a fab dress! I love warm comfortable and yet stylish pieces. You ended up with the right design for this fabric :) And I love your photos, it just made me want to be there…

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      Feb 6, 2016, 11.59 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mokara :) And if you’re ever in Norway, you’re welcome to my balcony :D There’s little that can beat my view!

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    Feb 5, 2016, 09.38 PMby SurMesure

    I like your version of this dress because the neckline looks different – on the pattern it looks quite big (and with a very big pleat).

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      Feb 5, 2016, 09.44 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks! The trick in my case was to use a lighter, more flowy fabric I guess :)

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    Feb 5, 2016, 09.25 PMby liliv-1

    Very nice wintery version of this model! I love grey dresses!

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      Feb 5, 2016, 09.30 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv :) I’m more the bright colors type of person but now and then I miss the calmness of colors like grey. Very happy with this one :)

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    Feb 5, 2016, 07.31 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Beautiful! I had never thought of a maxi version of this really nice pattern!

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      Feb 5, 2016, 07.47 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida :)

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    Feb 5, 2016, 06.02 PMby chula123

    great idea, turning it into a maxi dress with sleeves. looks very comfy but still cool!! I like it!

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      Feb 5, 2016, 06.05 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Chula :) It is really comfy :)

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