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Une Robe pour Matilda

Added Jul 15, 2012

by Les Bonnes V...

Paris, France






A (belated) birthday dress for my lovely friend Matilda.
She had just started a new job so I was looking for a classic style she might be able to wear to work and fell upon the Sonja Dress ElisaSalmePatterns.

No changes to the pattern were made, but I did make a separate lining pattern for a more finished look.
It’s a very easy pattern though I had trouble with the zipper and pleat directions. In the end I kind of “winged it” for the pleats. I’m not sure this is the intended look but I think it turned out alright.

Material Notes

Shell: Cotton/Lycra blend micro polka dots, easy to work with and forgiving.
Lining: Horrible 100% polyester from hell.

60cm invisible zipper
Interfacing on facing pieces.




Garment Type

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    Jul 17, 2012, 07.59 AMby Dibii

    I wish I could do like that – 10 minutes and voila – here comes the masterpiece! You have this special talent!

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    Jul 16, 2012, 12.03 PMby Dibii

    Oh, I am huge fan of fashion drawings and illustrations, your’s is fantastic! And the dress also looks great done, lining so perfect connected to the fashion fabric!

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      Jul 16, 2012, 07.39 PMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

      Why thank you, that’s so sweet!
      I must admit it took me all of 10 minutes to draw…and I kind of wished I took more time on it, but maybe next time!

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    Jul 16, 2012, 08.47 AMby Mary Athey

    Great dress for your lucky friend xx

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