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Clastic Peter Pan collar dress – refashion

I made this dress from a rather large shift dress. It’s a self drafted bodice with retro styling paired with Gertie’s Pencil skirt from her book.

The fabric is satin backed crepe. It’s a lovely dress to wear and feels silky smooth.

Bodice detail

Bodice detail


More details over on my blog – ragbagsandgladrags

About the author: Artist, designer, teacher, all round crafty person. living in NE England with my hubby and 3 children.

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  • Hanne February 28, 2014, 1:30 pm

    It’s very nice! It looks great on as well!

  • Dilly February 28, 2014, 1:32 pm

    Wow, that is lovely!

  • Eliza Brown February 28, 2014, 6:21 pm

    What an amazing dress!! I love that the bodice is self drafted. Fantastic!! X

  • Louise March 1, 2014, 2:41 am

    Oh wow that is gorgeous! Have you got a before pic?xx

    • Claire Cooper March 2, 2014, 2:17 am

      Louise, I have a before photo on my blog but it’s very blurry.

  • Catherine Alekna March 1, 2014, 7:17 am

    very cute! i love your variation. the collar, trim and buttons make it very 60s!

  • EmSewCrazy March 1, 2014, 9:25 am

    Lovely, I like the clean lines and how the simplicity makes everything pop!

  • Claire Cooper March 2, 2014, 2:18 am

    Thanks everyone for your comments, my daughter wants one like this now.

  • Snowma March 5, 2014, 1:43 am

    Nice job!

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