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Square sleeve summer dress

Added Apr 12, 2011

by iroiro

Gloucester, Unit...






Square sleeves seem to be popping up all over the highstreet usually attached to oversized shirts. They looked flattering and simple to make, so I tried the new technique on this new dress. I like the effect, and definitely liked how easy they were to make!

Basically, take a rectangle measuring 10cm wide x length of armhole curve (plus seam allowance) cut on the straight grain. First sew the two short ends together, then fold in half and sew into the armhole like any other sleeve. That is it! If you like a stylish shortcut whilst sewing, then this if for you;)

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Material Notes

upcycled pink floral cotton sheet




Garment Type

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    Jun 6, 2011, 04.41 PMby emmyjane

    Cute !! Love the lace at the neck xx

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    Apr 22, 2011, 04.14 AMby mnavoy

    this is perfect! I love the sunglasses with it too and the lace neckline. I’m obsessed! Definitely going to try this out!

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    Apr 20, 2011, 07.25 PMby laurii

    so cute:)

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    Apr 13, 2011, 02.17 PMby leashbean

    i love how confident you are with just trying things! way to go!

    also you are adorably sweet with all your frocks and bows.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 08.42 AMby laurafm

    I love it! and it looks easy to make! :D

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    Apr 13, 2011, 06.42 AMby pampula

    Very cute and fun! the sleeves look also great, well done:)

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    Apr 12, 2011, 10.41 PMby sgeiger

    So adorable!!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 10.16 PMby turtlegirl00

    super cute!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 08.10 PMby Olivia Anne

    so cute I love it

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    Apr 12, 2011, 06.51 PMby tinybows

    adorable, as always.

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    Apr 12, 2011, 03.58 PMby tilshmil

    Cute summer dress. I like the neckline trim, so girly!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 03.56 PMby applesnoranges

    Love it! I may be able to do this, guess i’ll never know until i try :)

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.13 PMby iroiro

      Thanks! I think you should try, it’s easier than sleeves and more comfortable for summer :)

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