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white cotton tricot dress

Added Mar 19, 2011

by rensz

The Hague, Nethe...






This is one of the first projects I featured on The Dress I Made It’s a simple white dress, made from a thick white cotton tricot. Easy, comfortable and perfect for spring. Can’t wait till the weather gets better to wear this one again. The pattern is fairly simple, but the tiny embroidery I added allong the neckline, the sleevecaps and the hemline give it that little extra.

Material Notes

cotton tricot




Garment Type

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.20 AMby Teresa Taningco Kaldor

    Hello — beautiful dress! And great material. may I know where I can get good cotton tricot online (or not online)? Many thanks!

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      Apr 27, 2011, 07.22 AMby rensz

      Hi Teresa,
      Actually I tend to buy my fabric on markets or in shops, because I always like to feel the fabric first. The only online options I know are in Dutch: trickle down fabrics, which sells left-over fabrics from dutch fashion designers. And Sew Natural, who sell bio cotton, hemp and other environmentally friendly fabrics. Hope it helps a bit!

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    Mar 27, 2011, 11.00 AMby machelefranklin

    I really love this one ! Good job !

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    Mar 24, 2011, 12.50 PMby crafty-cc

    I love this dress, it’s so simple and elegant and the embroidery makes it really special :)

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    Mar 24, 2011, 11.01 AMby candidette

    simple and elegant! lovely!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 09.37 AMby emilief

    really nice dress! I had a look at your blog too and it’s really nice, great challenge!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 04.56 AMby woman

    so pretty! the embroidery details gives it so much elegance too ;-)

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    Mar 23, 2011, 11.09 PMby Vivat Veritas

    beautiful! i love the back key hole detail!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 09.10 PMby carolinesj

    lovely dress! amazing photos!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 07.40 PMby lie

    Heel mooi!!! Simpel en mooi…helemaal mijn ding!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 01.41 PMby sunnilj9

    Really pretty! So simple and I adore the small bit of trim. It really makes the dress! Lovely.

    xoxo, Sunni

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    Mar 23, 2011, 01.25 PMby Ooty Yaacobi

    It looks so beautiful on you! The embroidery is perfect addition to it =)

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    Mar 23, 2011, 08.48 AMby carottesauvage

    Casual elegance at its best!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 08.46 AMby merrybe

    I discovered your blog a few days ago, gorgeous stuff and beautiful photos! And I love this simple design with the kimono sleeves, it makes tricot look classy. How did you do the embroidery? I still find it hard to finish knits with binding and Not have it go wavy and stretched out on me…

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      Mar 23, 2011, 11.20 AMby rensz

      Hi Merrybe,
      It’s always difficult to work with knits on a regular sewing machine. The cotton tricot I used for this dress is relatively thick and doesn’t have any lycra or elastane added, so it’s not too stretchy. First i stitched all the seams with a straight machine stitch to prevent the fabric from stretching. i finished it with a zigzag seam after. All the embroidery is done by hand, I did it in the train going to and from my daytime job :-). Now I am the lucky owner of a lockmachine (I wasn’t when I made this dress), which makes working with stretch fabric a LOT easier.

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    Mar 23, 2011, 08.21 AMby lizah

    this looks so simple and effortless and I love it!

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