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The blue dress

Added Apr 4, 2010

by stitchywitchy

Louisville, Kent...






I’m really in love with full-skirts this year, and I needed a sundress. This is Vogue 8577, which has really awesome and enormous pockets. This fabric is pretty, but it wrinkles like mad – if I made it again I might try underlining instead of the full lining the pattern calls for. I made the shorter length, and found a great new way to do circular hems – I serged the edge, without cutting, and then folded up on the serging line twice – so much easier than the other way I did it before, which involved folding, basting, cutting, and usually burning my fingers. My blog post on the dress is here

Material Notes

A blue linen-look cotton from fabric.com (sold out now.) Black bemberg rayon lining.




Garment Type

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    May 5, 2010, 01.21 AMby melaniec

    This is a great dress! I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while but thought it might look too conservative made up. Definately not! It has a 50’s feel to it the way you have done it. Thanks for posting this.

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    Apr 26, 2010, 11.45 PMby charlyndria

    Thats so beautiful!!!!!!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 05.23 PMby dilshadburman

    I can barely breathe! This is SO beautiful!! The colour, the style, EVERYTHING!! Such a great job!!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 12.33 PMby bodyandmind2

    I forgot to thank you for the hem tip.Thanks.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 12.31 PMby bodyandmind2

    Don’t know if i can wear this awesome dress because i’m the classic Puertorican (pear shaped body)But anyway love the dress, the color and i can modify the skirt to suit my body type.Great work,Perfect!

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    Apr 7, 2010, 09.50 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Its beautiful and you look beautiful in it. The colour really sets off your hair. Great job!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 05.42 PMby pteradactylkat

    I’m not even a huge fan of blue, but it works great on this dress!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 10.04 AMby suzetewilliams

    Woooooooooowwwwwwwwww! I have this pattern and now I can’t wait to make it. The colour you used is fabulous and it suits you beatifully! Excellent job! :-)

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    Apr 6, 2010, 03.30 AMby 5294sandras

    Very nice -well made – I love the color and the style!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 01.37 AMby isobelm

    Beautiful dress. I love the buttons. Did you have them made to match?

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      Apr 6, 2010, 01.49 AMby stitchywitchy

      I used a fabric covered button kit, so they are the same fabric as the dress. It was a pain, but worth it!

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    Apr 5, 2010, 08.35 AMby irmchen

    Great dress! Wonderful pics!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.57 PMby Brumby Ramsay

    The colour is amazing, very bold I really like it.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.19 PMby yoshimi

    This is a very very beautiful dress. Congrats on your great work!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 10.36 PMby missjanee

    I love the color, you really pull it off. It’s a lovely fit and design and I adore the pockets!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 09.06 PMby keren

    classic! Beautiful! I love it!!!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 08.58 PMby frkbustad

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! Looks great on you. Brilliant work!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 08.53 PMby BeYou TiFul

    What a masterpiece, nice color! Your pics are lovely too.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 08.42 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love this dress! Will have to keep an eye out for that pattern I think… Beautiful colour too.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 08.11 PMby nenasew

    Its beautiful. It has a little bit of a 50 ’ish feel to it. Love the bright blue linen.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.25 PMby in-stockholm

    It’s wonderful! Love those pockets!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.11 PMby helenadoll

    I love the colour and the pockets!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 07.03 PMby ojglo1

    OMG!!! this is a very very gorgeous dress and it looks flawless! wow… this is really beautiful. keep it up

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    Apr 4, 2010, 06.47 PMby mixtlii

    It is a beautiful dress, congratulations!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 06.25 PMby mlssfshn

    Great color! Beautifully done love the pockets!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 06.03 PMby apfelbluete

    Oh my God! It is wonderful! simply everything: the color, the cut, the correct fit.

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