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Added Sep 28, 2010

by emily-marie

Bellingham, Wash...






I made this pattern a few years ago. There were many things I wanted to tweak about its construction (use more twill tape, change around the pleating), so I decided to give it another go and finally participate in a contest! I really love the result, and it’s sooooo snuggly!

An iron is always my BFF during any project (except when it spits out large amounts of water on said project). The sweatshirts I used were very stretched out from years of use, and my iron was especially helpful in steaming & pressing the pieces flat & to be less warped so I could cut them accurately. An iron is also always indispensable when creating pleats or tucks on a woven OR knit!

more on my blog.

Material Notes

I made this dress from two very well-loved zippy sweatshirts; one whose cuffs had fallen off, and one whose zipper stopped working about a year ago. The waistband was a strange top I had gotten either free or as a mistake with an American Apparel order years ago, and never wore (for obvious reasons, if you had seen the ‘top’- haha).




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    Sep 29, 2010, 06.33 PMby distie

    That dress came from two sweatshirts? Incredible! It looks fantastic on you

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      Sep 30, 2010, 06.29 AMby emily-marie

      thanks! I just checked out yours & it’s faaaab! what a fun contest!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 12.10 PMby bussey

    Love especially the neckline…. going to have a look at your blog hoping to grasp some hints!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 06.27 AMby emily-marie

      Thanks for visiting! Sorry the blog isn’t too instructional at this point, I’m conspiring to work on that! :) The sleeves are lined, sort of shrug-like pieces (more noticeable in the illustration on the post) and sandwich around the main bodice piece. I had to stitch them a couple times to get it right on such a worn-out knit!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 11.33 PMby sewenggirl88

    This is so pretty!

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      Sep 30, 2010, 06.28 AMby emily-marie

      thanks molly, I appreciate it!

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