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The “So Last Year” Dress

October 29, 2013

This pattern bloomed all over the blogosphere in Fall 2012. And although I did buy the fabric specifically for this pattern a year ago, it took me all this time to get at it. But I don’t regret it. I was lucky enough to have reviews such as AlisonC‘s hinting to the fact that I was better off cutting the skirt on the straight grain, owing to my loosely weaved fabric. And thanks to lazylinchen‘s tutorial, I was able to add a lining fairly easily. I didn’t do any modification, except shortening the sleeves by approximately 15 cm to a 3/4 sleeve length. I treated the fabric as a striped fabric and matched all seams. I also added some bra holders. And that’s it!

The fabric is a wool blend that looks like a tweed. The color is violet with turquoise and pink threads running through.

I’m sorry the only pic of me wearing it was made by a 6-year-old with a 2-year-old trying to get some attention 🙂 That’s the best I can achieve these days.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2013 06:32

    Your dress looks great, its a classic, not “last year” at all. Also every version I have seen looks better with the top on the bias and the skirt straight grain so it was a good idea to wait! I need to take my own advice and make one this way round too.


  2. October 30, 2013 14:24

    It looks great G., and I love that color.
    I’ve been lurking over this dress, but I realized the neckline isn’t my thing – I’ve tried several garments with a similar neckline and didn’t like them, so I decided not to make the dress. But all the dresses I saw on the internet are really nice.


  3. December 10, 2013 13:57

    It looks great on you, cosy and a lovely fit! Your daughter’s photo is fine too – I think we all struggle to get decent photos.


  4. December 18, 2013 19:15

    Looks great!Love the colours and your styling! And I’m so happy that the tutorial was helpful. Sorry for the late answer, I just saw this now. Happy holidays!



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