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Swiss Dot JJ Dress

Added Apr 28, 2010

by figamadood

Boulder, Colorad...






It finally feels like spring here (despite the occasional snowstorm…), so this is my spring dress! I turned the JJ pattern into a dress by extending the bottom into a skirt; I also omitted the ruffles. I had a ton of this swiss dot cotton left over from my apron project (I can’t resist sale fabric!) – it’s a little sheer but a slip underneath does the trick. I’m happy because I think this is one of the most wearable dresses I’ve made so far, and I feel like I’ve improved my sewing a lot compared to a year ago!

Material Notes

Swiss dot cotton




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy

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    May 5, 2011, 03.10 PMby maribug

    i love this? i have a question tho….did you cut the pattern only to the waist and then extend? or did you cut the pattern out as if you were making a regular blouse then extend into the skirt? sorry to be a bother but i just think its so gorgeous!

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      May 5, 2011, 06.33 PMby figamadood

      Thank you! I’m not sure I totally understand the question – do you mean did I cut a new pattern to make it a dress or just extend from the blouse pattern? I used the blouse pattern as it already was and then extended down from the waist, kind of in an a-line skirt shape. I ended up making some adjustments to the sizing later on, but it still worked pretty well.

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      May 12, 2011, 07.04 PMby maribug

      yeah that pretty much answered it
      thanks alot :D

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    Aug 21, 2010, 11.48 PMby BeYou TiFul

    This is super!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.08 PMby rifka

    Looks wonderful and the style suits you so well.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.42 PMby kellyfuller

    Super cute!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 11.08 AMby nenasew

    I think this is such a lovely shirt dress. Fits perfectly. Love that fabric too.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 10.04 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Beautiful dress and love the fabric. I think this might be the dress that I am going to actually make for myself! Have been sewing nothing but baby clothes lately. Keep up the great work!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 08.45 AMby Jodi Wade

    I love it! It looks great! I might have to finally download the JJ pattern :)

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    Apr 28, 2010, 06.57 AMby bttn

    cute dress, nice fabric!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 06.33 AMby julietta

    Beautiful dress! I love shirtdresses, they always look so elegant

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.30 AMby frankiesoup

    Really cute!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.25 AMby amarie


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