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Tweed spring dress

Added May 7, 2012

by Simona Lazar...

Amsterdam, Nethe...






I bought lots of fabric from a fabric market a few months ago without having any projects in mind. Then I saw this Simplicity retro style dress pattern (no. 6968 http://www.simplicity.com/p-5142-misses-dresses.aspx) and decided I want to use some of the tweed I had for a dress, since it’s still quite cold here in The Netherlands.

While I was sewing it, I made some small adjustments because I thought it was coming out a bit too matronly, so I shortened it, got rid of the front pockets and made it like this!

Material Notes

wool, tweed, blind zipper




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy

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    May 21, 2012, 01.47 PMby sewknitting

    I love tweed! The dress looks very well made and fits you perfectly.

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    May 9, 2012, 12.01 AMby BeYou TiFul


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    May 8, 2012, 04.15 PMby wildflower31

    Love your dress. I want a plaid dress so bad.

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    May 7, 2012, 10.06 PMby pdiddly

    looks fabulous

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    May 7, 2012, 08.41 PMby ecila

    Really lovely!!

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    May 7, 2012, 05.08 PMby Eva Iwakki

    erg mooi!

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    May 7, 2012, 04.24 PMby Swirlz1

    Great work!

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    May 7, 2012, 02.51 PMby jadealamode

    lovely dress !

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    May 7, 2012, 01.49 PMby chililietje

    Nice dress! Nice location :)

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    May 7, 2012, 11.49 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Mooi!! This is such a wonderful pattern & material combination! Its winter over here and I am looking for some winter dress ideas… I love yours! I remember while visiting Rotterdam last year it was bitterly cold (even though it was during summer!) So I think your dress is perfect :)

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    May 7, 2012, 11.22 AMby plookiss

    Very nice, I brought some tweed fabric a while ago and haven’t got around to using it yet.

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    May 7, 2012, 10.39 AMby janene

    This is a lovely dress. Great fabric choice. Really great fit and I like the length you made it. It suits you so much :-)

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    May 7, 2012, 10.27 AMby LiverpoolFi


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