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variation of 7979 for Claire

Added May 11, 2009

by cristinalanz

London, United K...






A friend left the office a few month ago, and my sewing “teacher” and I decided to use the opportunity to make a project together…
the pattern was the 7979 Jonny on, but unfortunately another friend who does not sew chose the fabrics, which were so thin that ripped as we tried to sew them… for months we pretended that the dress was not there, but finally decided to face it back in our own terms. so we changed materials and modified some of the details on the pattern… I will post my mark ups soon..

Material Notes

The top is white linen
The skirt is a wrinkled paper looking like cotton I bought in an African fabrics shop.
For the neck and cuffs we chose a contrasting material from my grandma´s “tresure box”…
the buttons are black cristal… a bit dear but look gorgeous :-)




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic


To all those who shared the pain :-)

Particularly Rachael and Valerie for pinning, ironing and modelling for us

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    Oct 1, 2011, 05.24 PMby rocketshipromance

    Hello! I love this dress design, and wanted to try making it! I was wondering if you had any instructions on this dress? The link is only what is on this page. Also, when printing out the pattern, does it piece together by number if you’re printing it at home? Thank you so much for your time and advice! Thanks! -Annette

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    Jan 23, 2011, 10.58 PMby chappington

    I’m taking this pattern and making it into just the skirt for an anime inspired school type of uniform. I loved the design and the fact that I’m making most of the main pieces for the uniform out of duct tape will be interesting!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 04.09 PMby soomaiya

    how do u print the pattern out? does it have to be at a shop?

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    May 12, 2009, 02.54 AMby jemima

    What a lovely dress! Very wearable!

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    May 11, 2009, 11.32 AMby nehmah

    This is a lovely design, I’m pleased you have posted the variation. Nehmah

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    May 11, 2009, 08.57 AMby mirath

    très jolie robe, j’ai beaucoup aimée. C’est très réussi

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