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Blue Wool Dress

This dress is a mix up of two patterns, the first used for the bodice is my favourite vintage pattern, and the second, a simple circle skirt.

The fabric is a gorgeous teal and navy wool with great softness and drape. Sadly I didn’t notice a flaw in the weave until after I had sewn on the skirt, but my solution to add three rows of decorative ric rac solved that problem, and I think brightens up an otherwise very plain dress.
As always more detail over on my blog. x

About the author: Hi, I’m Jeanette, married to Woody and mummy to a large family aged from toddler to teen. I live in the UK in an Edwardian house with frogs in the cellar and chickens in the garden. I love to sew, and particularly love vintage or vintage inspired designs.

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  • Maddy January 26, 2014, 12:04 pm

    Nice job! I love the rickrack, it looks intentional.

  • Sarah January 26, 2014, 4:12 pm

    nice recovery! looks good

  • Marie January 26, 2014, 6:36 pm

    This is beautiful – great colour and fit on you! And the ric rac detail adds a unique twist!

  • Julia @ Pennies & Paper January 27, 2014, 10:19 am

    This is gorgeous, and I never would have known the rickrack was unintended!

  • highheelhippie January 30, 2014, 2:50 pm

    Very clever solution. And it looks fantastic on you!

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