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Tweed winter dress

Added Jul 9, 2010

by natski

Sydney, Australia






I have always wanted to make a dress out of tweed for the winter time, but i wanted something a bit girly and playful. I used a childs princess seam pattern mum bought in the 90s that embarrassing i still could fit into (in fact i had to take in 3 inches off the sides and a bit off the back). I lined the inside, because i didnt want it itching me all day. I really wanted to find red/rust coloured tweed, but i didnt have any good fabric options here in Sydney, so i had to use what i could find.
I love how the skirt flares up, the stiffness of the wool emphasizes that even further. I am only just learning how to do sleeves- i am not really happy with these ones.
If i was to complete the dress again, i would change the neckline to something a bit higher.

Overall its a really fun and warm dress!

Sorry about the photos- i had to set the camera up on the tripod and focusing is hard from when you cant do it yourself!

Material Notes

Tweed, with shiny gold threads in it.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Jul 12, 2010, 07.25 AMby tamaracaracol

    is beutifoul, i like a simple dress, congratulations

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    Jul 9, 2010, 11.48 PMby rifka

    Very nice. I like the sleeve length and neck line. The fit is perfect!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 07.09 AMby nessys

    I like this very much – and I like the neckline!!! Fits you like a glove.

    Love the skin-toned fishnets – they are one of my favs!!!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 05.13 AMby libra-s

    Gorgeous dress and nice fit!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 03.31 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Great dress!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 02.31 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    Super, I feel inspired to create a wedding dress out tweed and burlap.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 12.57 AMby pink-cornelia

    fantastic!, i love how the tweed looks sparkly. looks like a fun dress to wear.

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