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Print Mix Dress

Added Aug 28, 2019

By MegH

Ontario, Canada






I really needed a new fall-like dress in my wardrobe, and one that I could wear comfortably too. This Elastic Waist Dress was perfect! The elastic makes it a dream to wear, and also cinches in the waist for a nice silhouette. I also loved the elastic on the sleeve hem that creates a little ruffle, and as a modification I actually added a bit more fullness into the sleeve for a pleated effect around the sleeve crown.

You can see how I did this and how I sewed it all together in my Mash Up tutorial posts below:
Part 1
Part 2

As I mentioned, this was my Mash Up for the 08/2019 issue and I love how it turned out. This dress is definitely going with my on my Honeymoon to NYC! For the fabric I used a printed polka dot crepe as well as a printed chiffon for a contrast. Love the effect of them together.

Material Notes

Crepe and chiffon from King Textiles in Toronto.




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    Sep 19, 2019, 07.01 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    The outcome is very beautiful. All the modifications, the choice and combinations of the fabrics made the dress unique. The dress is awesome and suits you perfectly.

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    Aug 30, 2019, 10.13 AMby Mary Athey

    I love this dress as well. The sleeves are fabulous and i will copy this idea. Fab Xx

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    Aug 29, 2019, 04.07 PMby cohill

    Gotta say, this is a beautiful dress, the pleating in the sleeve is nice the fabric choice is terrific. Very well done. Meg, i have a fabric question, i’m in canada not too far from toronto. I end up getting my fabric online or on ottawa street in hamilton. I am getting tired of sourcing fabric from fabricland and the sea of polyester fabric i find. Do you have some fabric store suggestion?

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      Aug 30, 2019, 01.54 PMby MegH

      King Textiles is my favorite place!

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    Aug 29, 2019, 01.03 PMby SurMesure

    Great dress, love both fabrics!

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    Aug 29, 2019, 12.18 AMby Magda77

    Love the dress, you look lovely… Perfect mix of fabrics.. I agree with Frenchy very flattering and inspiring! Magda77

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    Aug 28, 2019, 03.51 PMby Frenchy-C

    I love this dress on you. Very flattering. Very inspiring xx

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