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Women's dress in Linen & Cotton

Added Mar 18, 2010

by suzetewilliams

Toddington, Bedf...






This dress is made using Vogue patter number 8511. I love this dress, especially because of the very flattering pleats at the front that helps you hide that tummy.

The dress only required lining on the bodice, but I lined it all the way through as I think this sort of dress sits better with lining.

It looks very plain on the dummy, but it looks great with a wide belt and a silk scarf (royal blue or brilliant yellow looks fab) or dress it up a little with some chunky sparkly jewellery and some heels.

I made it out of chocolate brown linen – I love the colour (doesn’t photograph that well) and love working with and wearing linen.

Hope you like it.

Material Notes

Linen, silk lining, invisible zip, hook and eye




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Cotton, Linen

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    Mar 21, 2010, 11.54 AMby maatranut

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooowwwww very, very nice, lovely, very well termidado and the color is beautiful. I’d love to have!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 11.08 AMby Galadriel F

    Very elegant. Good job.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 10.05 PMby tradsahm

    I JUST bought this pattern today! Hopefully mine turns out as nice as yours!

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      Mar 19, 2010, 11.21 AMby suzetewilliams

      thank you :-). I’m sure you’ll do a great job!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 09.49 PMby livstudios

    Really beautiful – it looks like something Audrey Hepburn would have worn.

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      Mar 19, 2010, 07.29 AMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you very much. Yes, I agree. My fashion sense is mostly inspired by Audrey Hepburn. I only wish I as tall as her.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 08.08 PMby urbanjill

    I love it, especially the pleats. It will look great with or without accessories.

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