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Spandex Meets Floral

Added Jan 14, 2013

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






I really had no plan of making this dress until one evening I felt like sewing and started sifting through my fabric library. I came across this vintage knit floral fabric that I found at a rummage sale years ago. It’s not really my style of fabric, but I just really liked it. I decided right then and there that I was going to make something with it, and I wanted to make something simple, fast and easy. I went with the Jamie Shift Dress pattern from the BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book. I also used the sleeve pattern from the Frank Shirt, because I wanted long sleeves for this time of year. For the dress I converted the darts into panels and used navy spandex and white mesh for the different dress panels. I continued the use of the white mesh for the sleeves, and gathered the sleeve hem into a nice little cuff.

I ended up wearing this dress to the San Fransisco book launch event at Britex Fabrics. I got these awesome limegreen sparkle shoes to “Meg” up the outfit!

The dress is really not my typical style, but I love how it turned out with the color blocking! And I have been getting a lot of wear out of it.

The three lovely pictures from Britex were taken by Sarah Deragon

Material Notes

Vintage floral knit, white mesh spandex, navy spandex


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jan 16, 2013, 03.18 PMby b. boop

    i love the mix , so funny i love this ;)

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      Jan 18, 2013, 02.53 AMby MegH

      hehe thanks!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 09.54 PMby barmaglot

    So cool!

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      Jan 18, 2013, 02.53 AMby MegH

      I know eh

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    Jan 15, 2013, 09.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous. I love the mix of fabrics they work so well to gether and the shoes are fabulous.x

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      Jan 18, 2013, 02.54 AMby MegH

      Yeah I am really digging the mix of fabrics!

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