Blue Wool Dress

by Lazy Seamstress on January 26, 2014 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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

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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 at 12:04 pm

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


Sarah January 26, 2014 at 4:12 pm

nice recovery! looks good


Marie January 26, 2014 at 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 at 10:19 am

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


highheelhippie January 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Very clever solution. And it looks fantastic on you!


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