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Teal Madison

Added Sep 16, 2009

by sewithought

Scottsdale, Ariz...






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I eliminated the side zipper and added elastic at the waist. I also added a light interfacing to the collar to give it more volume.

I still want to add a couple stitches to tack down the pocket flaps but Im so happy with my end result!

Material Notes

I used a knit i got from a local thrift store for $2! I ended up preferring what is actually the wrong side of the fabric so its technically inside out…




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    Sep 13, 2010, 12.24 AMby lexicooks

    This is great! Interfacing the collar gives a really 60s mod edge, which I love. I’ll be getting this pattern now!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 06.12 AMby dewreb


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    Oct 25, 2009, 01.02 AMby lmcsewindiva

    Love the dress and the color. Looks great on you

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    Oct 21, 2009, 09.14 AMby BeYou TiFul

    I don’t know if it is the color but your dress looks more fabulous then the original. I like the total package: the color, the shoes and hairstyle! Well done!

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    Sep 21, 2009, 12.05 PMby lybu

    I loooooove this dress. It’s PERFECT !!!

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    Sep 21, 2009, 05.12 AMby rebus

    Ha! I just cut this pattern out and wanted to add interfacing to make the collar more fun… could just write a bit about how you pulled that off. thanks

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      Sep 22, 2009, 02.07 AMby sewithought

      I used one of the lightest weight fusible interfacings i could find. I picked one that was black just so it would match a bit better. I cut the fusible the same as the two collar pieces and ironed them to the wrong sides… just follow the pattern instructions for the dress which includes hemming up the collar so the fusible wont be visible but you could also try lining the collar piece before attaching it to the dress. Hope this helps!

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    Sep 20, 2009, 06.53 PMby lillasyrran

    Fabulous! So feminine! I like knitted fabrics and it looks great in this dress.

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    Sep 19, 2009, 10.50 PMby pixelink

    Super sexy, is it easy to get on without a zipper? I like how you’ve used the wrong side of the fabric, I always do this!!

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      Sep 20, 2009, 03.58 AMby sewithought

      I added a 3/4" elastic band at the waist which along with the fact its a stretch fabric makes it easy to get on and off…thanks

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    Sep 18, 2009, 09.05 AMby sandrasews

    Ah beautiful! So glad to see Madison made up. It is on my to-do list. I love love love it.

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    Sep 18, 2009, 12.36 AMby nutmeg1

    Wow! I did NOT like the Madison pattern until I saw this… it looks amazing when made with jersey. I may have to try this now… thanks!

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    Sep 17, 2009, 04.01 PMby lenarrrd

    Oh my god, I was so not interested in this pattern until I saw your version :O gorgeous! The fabric is a lovely colour, you made the right choice :)

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    Sep 17, 2009, 02.33 PMby ncn6

    Wow, this looks really great! I also hadn’t given this pattern too much thought before, but your version really makes me want to sew it.

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    Sep 17, 2009, 09.27 AMby anajan

    Oh my! This dress is breathtaking! I am not sure what is the exact color of it – on a hanger photo it looks navy, while on you it has greenish, petroleum shade (which I really, really like). Awesome! You really made me reconsider buying the pattern.

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    Sep 17, 2009, 05.33 AMby irmchen

    Absolut KLASSE! :)

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    Sep 17, 2009, 01.08 AMby sammy09

    that looks incredible..i love the colour

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    Sep 16, 2009, 09.37 PMby wzrdreams

    Very nice! Reminds me of the Mad-Men look we all love so much. Cute suitcase and peep-toes as well.

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      Sep 17, 2009, 06.47 AMby sewithought

      its so funny that you said that because i definitely sewed about 90% of this dress while catching up on the new season of Mad Men lol

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    Sep 16, 2009, 09.14 PMby lunatepetal

    wow! it looks gorgeous!! makes me want to try the pattern :)

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    Sep 16, 2009, 09.13 PMby Juliana Mateus

    this color really suits you. and it looks really nicely done.


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    Sep 16, 2009, 08.56 PMby sewella

    It looks fabulous!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 07.47 PMby bijouxbetty

    I actually prefer your version! I think the fit is great and much more shapely! you have convinced me! :)

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