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Shift dress with double collar in wool jeresey

Added Feb 6, 2016

by Johanna Lu

Göteborg, Sweden






This 60’s inspired wool jersey dress is an A+ pattern in my humble opinion. The fit is great and the clever details such as the double detachable collar and the button placket makes this so much more than a basic shift dress. I was however surprised with how much work this dress required, it is fully lined, has 12 hand sewn snap-on button for the collar, six darts and there is also some hand sewing involved if you want to make this dress exactly as the original design (I skipped the hand pick stitches). But still totally worth the work. Love this dress and also plan to make on of the other versions of this pattern.

Tutorial for making the in-seam pockets
Tutorial for making a separate under collar pattern

Tutorial for invisible hemming on knits:

Material Notes

Wool/lycra jersey for the dress and lycra/poly/rayon ponte di roma for the contrasting collar.




Garment Type

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    Feb 12, 2016, 10.20 AMby olg

    How well crafted! Love it, and it looks very comfy too keep it up, cheers Hanneke

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    Feb 11, 2016, 02.41 AMby hello Itsme

    such a sweet dress, i like it! =D

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    Feb 10, 2016, 05.36 PMby TyMarie

    Great dress, Johanna! Make sure to take a look at the BurdaStyle.com homepage and social accounts this week. :)

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      Feb 12, 2016, 03.22 PMby Johanna Lu

      Wow, I was so shocked when I went to the site yesterday and saw my dress featured as the project of the week. Feel super stoked and very flattered, thank you!

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    Feb 10, 2016, 02.46 PMby Johanna Lu

    Thank you for all the lovely comments!

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    Feb 9, 2016, 06.12 PMby HilaW

    Love it!

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    Feb 9, 2016, 12.13 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress and it looks great on x

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    Feb 9, 2016, 10.02 AMby Miljana Popović


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    Feb 8, 2016, 05.12 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    Love this dress on you! Superb technique too!

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    Feb 8, 2016, 03.33 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I love it! The texture, the colors, the buttons, everything….

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    Feb 7, 2016, 09.24 AMby Maria Hayek

    Cute dress. Looks lovely on you :)

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