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Purple Cowl Dress

Added Jan 26, 2010

by distie

San Francisco, C...






This is the first dress that I’ve ever made, and it turned out great! I wasn’t so sure if the size would fit me, so I made it extra big, and pinned it in afterwards so it would be the perfect size.

It is a very comfortable dress, and a easy project for beginners like me. Thanks for the pattern!

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Cowl dress/Cowl top (by Ichigogirl)

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    Aug 25, 2010, 09.31 AMby mejulie

    what kind of fabric did u used for this dress? i’m a novice and i really want to do this as my first dress. looks very elegant and it suits you.

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      Aug 25, 2010, 10.16 PMby distie

      Thank you!

      The fabric I used is from Joann Fabrics. It was in the knit section. It’s a bit thicker than regular jersey fabrics, which is nice because it isn’t so clingy.

      My fabric was a bit stretchy, so I just went really slow to make sure that i wasn’t pulling the fabric too much as I sewed. Otherwise the seams wouldn’t be nice and smooth.

      I think this is a really good dress to start with. It’s just a front piece and a back piece sewn up the sides. I’d highly recommend trying it as your first!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 10.42 AMby mini85

    I’m about to try this for my first dress too, hope it comes out as well as yours, its lovely!

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      Jun 1, 2010, 10.15 PMby distie

      Thank you! I’m sure it will come out perfect :)

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    Feb 13, 2010, 10.27 PMby bbug59

    Love the dress and the color – also love the shoes!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 05.45 PMby Erin E

    The dress is great, but I love those shoes!!!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 12.50 AMby distie

      Me too! I just got them a couple months ago. I’m a sucker for things with bows!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 08.28 PMby dewreb

    It looks great! Way to go!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 06.36 PMby sandite

    I just made the same dress for my first as well! I think we even chose the same fabric/color. I made mine a bit longer than the pattern, so I could wear it to the office. A great pattern for us beginners. You look great in it as well.

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    Jan 26, 2010, 06.33 PMby smallone

    very nice fit..suits you really well. I have IchigoGirl’s cowl top on my to-dos for too long …maybe your lovely rendition of her dress will push me to actually sew it up :)

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    Jan 26, 2010, 12.36 PMby distie

    Thanks everyone for the positive comments! I’ll be starting project #2 soon!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 07.28 AMby emlj

    its fantastic!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 05.10 AMby elisana

    great job!!!!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 04.08 AMby sew4my3

    Wow! Your first! You really did a great job and your color choice is perfect! Well done!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 01.25 AMby corduroycoat

    Yes, excellent color choice for your complexion! And the dress turned out beautifully, I love the casual elegance of a cowl neck :-).

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    Jan 26, 2010, 01.07 AMby marliesbs

    Wow, you did a great job and I love the color.

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