Monday, December 26, 2011

Sewing: Sailor Collar Dress is FInished!

I finished this dress yesterday afternoon. The pattern is from this Machiko Kayaki book, which I picked up at Kinokunya recently. I was so excited to sew this project up because I found the perfect fabric for it when I stopped in at Bolt last week. This Alexander Wang cotton/linen blend is a super soft denim-like material that feels like a thick flannel. I love the inky blue color and the cross-hatched texture. I made some minor modifications to the pattern. I used the medium sized pattern, but did not add any seam allowance to the sides because of the wide A-line style.In fact, I ended up taking in about two inches. The sleeve cuffs had notches that I omitted because they were too difficult to sew. I added some fun details like the red polka dot bias tape on the neckline and the Liberty (Sydenham Place) pockets. I absolutely love how this dress turned out and can't wait to wear it.







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