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Sailor Dress with Detachable Collar

Added Feb 2, 2012

by Margaret Dan...

Sacramento, Unit...






I used a navy blue stretch sateen bottom-weight fabric for the body and white cotton broadcloth for the tie. The collar is embellished with white grosgrain ribbon. I added a thin belt because, frankly, my inanimate model is not very sexy/curvy. A 22" coordinating zipper is in the back. The collar is a v-neck which has several snaps on the underside, attaching to the collar.

The detachable collar is such a great idea as, without the sailor collar, this dress would be perfect for office attire, paired with a blazer, cardigan or shrug. You can be a sailor or your own time!

I used Simplicity pattern #9236 that I used is not a bad pattern, overall. It is however, dated. Not that the sailor dress isn’t but, 1970’s was not the style I was angling for. Thus, I made small modifications to the tie; pointed at the ends instead of squared off. In round two, I suspect I will make a bandana size tie, forgoing this longer one altogether. It just doesn’t fit in the “program”.

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By Margaret Daniero at Etsy

Material Notes

navy blue stretch sateen fabric, grosgrain ribbon, 22" invisible zipper, hook and eye closure, Simiplicity pattern 9236 (out of print)




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    Feb 4, 2012, 06.32 PMby laurii

    beautiful! x

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    Feb 3, 2012, 08.43 AMby freakusbzzz

    beautifully made

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