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Full Bloom Pullover Shift Dress

June 9, 2018

I’ve decided fabric is to be cut and sewn, not just coveted. So here’s another one of my jewel Vlisco fabrics. A dress shamelessly copied from Raliat: same fabric, same pattern (McCall’s 6465), different colorway, and I used a solid coordinating fabric in the back. This is a really easy pattern, since it’s a pullover dress.

The only difficulty, and I repeatedly have it with wax fabrics, is the easing in of the sleeves. The only things that seem to help so far is using the seam ripper, patience and cursing… If you have any practical tip on how to make easing in wax fabric more easily, please share.

The only modifications I did are adding:

This is a great pattern to let the fabric “talk”. I wore it to a bbq party and someone asked me if I would take orders (“no”) and by the way someone else was looking at me, I could tell she was taking mental notes for her next order to her tailor. I take it as a compliment and I hope Raliat takes the fact that I almost exactly copied her as a compliment as well 🙂

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2018 20:10

    The dress looks good on you!


  2. June 9, 2018 21:47

    I love both yours and Raliat’s!


  3. Melissa S permalink
    May 23, 2020 18:09

    Where did you purchase the fabric for this dress? Thanks


    • May 23, 2020 20:28

      It’s from Vlisco. I doubt they still have in stock but check out their site or peruse the internet…


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