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Salt 'n Pepper Dress

Added Sep 7, 2010

by distie

San Francisco, C...






I found this great static-looking fabric on Etsy, and had to make a dress with it! This is the first dress I’ve made without a pattern. I used a dress form to start with, and then tried it on a BUNCH of times to get the fit right.

And yes, it has pockets! :)

Material Notes

Stretchy jersey fabric from “Pastafajulia” on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pastafajulia




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    Feb 6, 2011, 04.22 PMby cur-jargon

    you’re sewing is truly fantastic! Love, love, love this dress…very well tailored and impressive you didn’t use a pattern! You have wonderful natural talent and should upgrade your status to Intermediate!

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      Feb 6, 2011, 07.37 PMby distie

      You know what? I think I will :)

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    Oct 19, 2010, 10.58 AMby prettysewinggirl

    You’ve done a great job! Your sewing is really neat!!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 03.00 AMby marloncosta

    Beautiful design! It feels comfortble and easy to wear!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.18 PMby Rose Mes

    and there she is, asking for a tutorial again, i don’t need a pattern, how did you make those pockets and how in havens name do you make such a good pencil skirt? i love your dress!! please help me with making a tutorial, i want to make such a dress on my birthday in two weeks… so if you have time, i would really appriciate it

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      Oct 4, 2010, 02.12 AMby distie

      To get the fit on the pencil skirt, I just tried on the dress before I sewed the side seams and added pins all the way down my side so I knew exactly where to sew to make it fit right!

      For the pockets, I’d recommend looking at a pattern. I know, you said you didn’t need a pattern, but I think seeing how it was done on another dress will help you figure out what shapes to cut out for your dress. I looked at the Heidi pattern and instructions (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/heidi) and used that to figure out how to make the pockets on this dress.

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    Sep 10, 2010, 02.03 AMby guerillaembroidery

    fantastico! Damn can’t believe there’s no pattern though I am looking to make something very similar! Very clever

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    Sep 9, 2010, 06.31 PMby abbyzeeble

    I noticed the great fit first too – I think it looks amazing.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 10.15 AMby Chicky C

    Simply stunning :-)

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    Sep 9, 2010, 10.02 AMby carolyn-s

    This is just beautiful!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 09.41 AMby nessys

    Those “bunch” of times paid off – the first thing that really caught my eye about this dress was the fantastic fit. Well done! Plus the pockets. I love pockets and these ones rock!

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      Sep 9, 2010, 11.53 AMby distie

      Thank you! I love pockets too :)

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    Sep 8, 2010, 03.50 PMby carolinam

    The color looks great on you! Well done

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    Sep 8, 2010, 12.55 PMby mrsmg08

    Looks Amazing! great job!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 08.05 AMby jirinkak

    What a great dress..I was searching for a dress like that for ages..absolutely love it

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    Sep 8, 2010, 06.10 AMby helluvaguy

    It is adorable. I like the fabric and the pockets really add a nice touch. Did you use a zipper for closure? On the left side or on the back?

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      Sep 8, 2010, 11.37 AMby distie

      No zipper – it’s a stretchy fabric, so it slips right on!

      I wish I had done a zig-zag stitch on the middle band though, so it would stretch better. That’s something that just slipped my mind when I was sewing it.

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    Sep 8, 2010, 05.00 AMby kristin lacuesta

    this is soo nice:)

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    Sep 8, 2010, 02.32 AMby jdp136

    love it!! looks awsome! I just finished a dress that has a similar shape and was thinking how much better the next version would be with this kind of pocket!

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    Sep 8, 2010, 01.35 AMby ttenden

    I love it! Simple and beautiful! Perfect!

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    Sep 7, 2010, 11.53 PMby Erin E

    Too cute! And awesome fit for no pattern. Well done :)

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