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Simplicity #3507 Mini dress

Added Jun 26, 2011

by kellymcort

Sydney, Australia






I fell in love with the cotton Brocade before I decided what I could make with it. It’s been sitting a home for a while so thought I’d pair it with some black linen to make a mini dress.

This mini dress was made from Simplicity pattern 3507 from the “inspired by Project Runway” collection. I used a black linen for the bodice and facing and then used cotton brocade? style fabric for the main section of the dress. I used the brocade scalloped edge as the hem. To do this:
1) I measured the exact length I wanted the dress before cutting
2) Lined up the paper pattern for the skirt part of the dress so that the hem would be sitting on the scallops.

This dress does not have lining.

I cut out size 7/8, but it ended up being a bit big. I’d recommend tissue fitting the pattern first before cutting to ensure a good fit.

I’m planning on wearing the dress as a tunic in winter over the top of a turtle neck and as a dress in summer.

P..s something funky is going on with the images (sorry) I uploaded and I don’t know how to correct it. If you click “view all” it seems to fix the problem!


Material Notes

Black Linen & Cotton Brocade




Garment Type

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    Sep 17, 2011, 06.24 PMby janene

    Oh this is really cute too. I love the fabric and the scalloped hemline makes it o so special.

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    Jun 26, 2011, 01.06 PMby puffling

    I really like this, and the choice of wooden buttons (rather than white ones) is more interesting. Favourite!

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