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wool plantain dress

Added Jan 30, 2014

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia






this is my entry for deer&doe’s plantain challenge
i made it longer, so i can wear it as a dress
because i’m not really a t-shirt kind of gal
instead of jersey fabric
it’s made out of wool that is quite thick, but has a lot of stretch
so it worked ok
dress is made out of two scraps of fabrics
and those scraps were quite narrow
so in order to get that trapeze look of the dress
i had to add wedges of fabric to the side seams of the skirt part
have no idea what size of the dress i made in the end
i planned to make 36
i’m size 38, but am used to sew with less seam allowance than this pattern includes
so i thought 36 would work just fine..
but then my boyfriend printed the pattern
and forgot to press that ‘no scaling’ button
so the pattern ended up being 10% smaller
so i cut the size 42
40 would be better i guess
but i’m fine with this fit
raised the neckline
it’s a short dress
so i tried to balance that up a bit
and the sleeves are short because i run out of fabric
i also made the leggings
using burda magazine pattern
(think i’ve used this one over 10 times so far, i love it that much)
see more pics on my blog mokosha

Material Notes

2 scraps of thick wool fabric (1×1m and 0.3×0.8m)
lycra for the leggings+3cm wide elastic for the waistline




Garment Type

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    Feb 3, 2014, 09.17 PMby janene

    I love the whole look. You are so cool, Mokosha! :-)

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    • Princezica_large

      Feb 4, 2014, 12.09 PMby mokosha

      :) thank you, janene!

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    Jan 30, 2014, 01.47 PMby Bbtiny

    Great dress and great outfit. I like it a lot! Size looks just great and comfy!

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 30, 2014, 10.33 PMby mokosha

      thanks.. yeah, it’s really comfy and warm too

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    Jan 30, 2014, 11.41 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely outfit and great photos. good luck x

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    • Princezica_large

      Jan 30, 2014, 10.34 PMby mokosha

      thanks, mary :)

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