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Reimagined Future Dress

Added Jun 18, 2012

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I’ve recently become very interested in the designs of Claire McCardell. This is my first attempt at reimagining her “future dress” from the mid 1940’s. It’s simply made of four triangles, cut on the bias. More on my blog, Daughter Fish

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear

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    Aug 5, 2012, 02.40 PMby ink

    This is just so crazy beautiful. Seriously, you are going to have to bite the bullet and produce a pattern for those of us who are unable to process your creation to make our own!

    Oh MY GOSH -—— HOW I am Wanting these two dresses so badly! PLLLLLLease make a tutorial for us!

    I think these are breath taking! Congrat’s!

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    Jul 25, 2012, 06.00 AMby cappucine

    very simple, I’♥♥♥ !!!

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    Jul 25, 2012, 03.31 AMby donna barber

    is this pattern for sale?

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      Jul 27, 2012, 01.57 AMby daughterfish

      It’s really the simplest pattern, so I’m planning on doing a tutorial on my blog (when I get a few spare hours to put it together). Stay tuned!:)

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    Jun 29, 2012, 06.11 PMby linen1

    Great job! I love Claire McCardell’s designs and especially her triangle dress. Great to see it executed for today’s woman!

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      Jul 27, 2012, 01.58 AMby daughterfish

      Thank you! Just catching up on comments here. Yes, I do love the triangle dresses she made!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 05.21 AMby JCM Collections

    wow very nice and simple

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    Jun 19, 2012, 08.49 PMby Isabel Alexander

    Simple, yet astonishing.

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    Jun 19, 2012, 03.25 PMby libra-s

    Cool and stylish for summer days!

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      Jul 27, 2012, 01.59 AMby daughterfish

      Thanks, it is indeed perfect for summer:)

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    Jun 19, 2012, 01.19 AMby nahoko

    just amazing! love it!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 11.01 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Wow!!! it is really an elegant, classy dress!!}

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    Jun 18, 2012, 09.59 PMby freakusbzzz

    Looks like she was the first person to do no waste dress making!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 02.06 PMby daughterfish

      I know, right? I guess I hadn’t really thought of that before, but this dress certainly fits that description.

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    Jun 18, 2012, 04.36 PMby Madcinderella

    Wow, FUCKING (sorry ;) LOVELY dress, I love it!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 02.05 PMby daughterfish

      Ha, ha! Thank you!:)

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    Jun 18, 2012, 04.00 PMby orchiddream

    Easy to wear, but so elegant.

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    Jun 18, 2012, 03.30 PMby ichigogirl

    Fabulous, though I get your initial hesitation. I love the first shot.

    I’ve been eying this dress: http://pinterest.com/pin/21040323229523861/ lately (pinned it), a lot, it’s fabulous in kind of the same way your dress is. A new trend :-)?

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.42 PMby daughterfish

      Oh, I LOVE that dress you pinned! I just pinned it, too, (and am now following you:)). Yeah, I’m way more into the un-belted version. Perhaps it is a new (or old becomes new again) trend:)

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    Jun 18, 2012, 03.23 PMby thewallinna

    Beautiful dress!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 03.13 PMby carottesauvage

    Fabulous! That’s also very Madeleine Vionnet!

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.45 PMby daughterfish

      She’s the mother of my bias obsessions. So that’s a high compliment. Thanks!

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.31 PMby ink

      You are FAB ! I always learn something new from you ! I had never heard of MVionnet. Such a wonderful woman.

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    Jun 18, 2012, 02.56 PMby suechtique

    Gergeous!!! wanna know how to do.

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.46 PMby daughterfish

      Thank you! Once I try this in another fabric, I’ll share a tut for drafting the pattern on my blog!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 02.29 PMby lennert

    Gorgeous dress! You look stunning…

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    Jun 18, 2012, 02.25 PMby Mandy Denham

    that looks so comfortable!

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.46 PMby daughterfish

      It is très comfortable. I could live in it:)

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    Jun 18, 2012, 02.09 PMby Gurtlamorous

    amazing x

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    Jun 18, 2012, 01.23 PMby Binita Shrestha

    Cool. Love the minimalist design!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 12.57 PMby aficionada

    Oh, I love that dress! Very nice. I like how it flows when it’s loose.

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.47 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks! Yes, I like it flowy better, too:)

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    Jun 18, 2012, 12.56 PMby martinK

    that’s fabulous!!!!!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 12.56 PMby carolinschmidt

    perfect for summer…you did an amazing job!

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      Jun 18, 2012, 03.48 PMby daughterfish

      Yes, I think this’ll get some wear when the NYC summer heats up!:)

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