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Three way dress

Added Sep 24, 2011

by MientjiB

Auckland, New Ze...






This is Vogue 1179, a DKNY pattern. It’s extremely easy, definitely a 2 hour dress! Except then I complicated it… I left off the self-fabric neck, added press-studs to the inside of the neckline, and made two alternate collars: one of bias-cut white linen, and the other knitted.
For the knitted collar I followed the fold pattern scarf tutorial here on Burda, using three different weights of yarn, but didn’t fold the chunky weight stripes under. The knitting looked pretty awful until I blocked it, but now I like it :-)
Here in NZ I’m wearing this dress in the spring, but it will also be useful for autumn. I particularly enjoy colour blocking it with long-sleeved tops and tights.
Which collar do you like best?

Material Notes

the most gorgeous 100% NZ merino in royal blue, clear elastic, chunky, sport and lace weight wool




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod
Linen, Wool


Laura Zukaites' fold knit pattern blog entry here on BurdaStyle

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    Sep 25, 2011, 05.35 PMby nettie

    I love all of the looks! But especially the knitted collar.

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    Sep 25, 2011, 05.09 PMby missjackieo

    I really like the knitted collar , very handy when its chillier

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    Sep 25, 2011, 01.47 AMby harrietbazley

    Had you considered a crochet collar as well? (Would look good on that dark fabric.)

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      Sep 26, 2011, 02.29 AMby MientjiB

      That’s a good idea! I have stacks of vintage patterns for collars… :-)

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    Sep 24, 2011, 11.35 PMby nellyvdb

    White collar is my favourite :D

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    Sep 24, 2011, 10.28 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Versatile and clever. I like the white linen collar.

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