Category Archives: Dress

The Cocoon Dress – Simple Sew patterns

I know, it has been a long time-no sew. It feels good to be back in sewing world! I have seen many lovely cocoon dresses made by other sewing bloggers and knew that I had to join in. This is … Continue reading

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Box Dress (D) Makeover – Stylish Dress Book

The fabric of my Box Dress is a lightweight wool/cashmere blend and I love the texture as its so soft. However, the grey colour of the dress and the relaxed fit, made me look dowdy (like a nun) so I decided to give it a makeover with some black … Continue reading

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Box Dress (D) no.2 – Stylish Dress Book

I have fulfilled my desire of making another boat neck Box Dress (D) in a printed fabric and I am delighted with it! This sewing pattern is from the Japanese  ‘Stylish Dress Book – simple smocks, dresses and tops’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori and the … Continue reading

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Monochrome Shift Dress – Christine Haynes

I have revisited the Shift Dress sewing pattern in the book Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes.  This time I made it in a magnificent monochrome black/white circle print viscose/rayon with French seams. Very 1960s, don’t you think? And it also colour … Continue reading

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Summer Tunic/Dress (No.2) – Love Sewing Magazine

I like this tunic/dress sewing pattern so much that I have made another one! The simple style of this dress really suits me and I feel comfortable wearing it. This pattern is by Sewgirl for Love Sewing magazine (issue 3) and … Continue reading

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Summer Tunic/Dress – Love Sewing Magazine

For this dress, I modified the Summer tunic pattern by Sewgirl for Love Sewing magazine (issue 3). Based on the gorgeous designs in Japanese pattern books, this version is a simple design and made to fit and flatter every shape. To give this dress … Continue reading

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A Contrast Colour Coco – Tilly & The Buttons

Its a New Year and that means its a new Coco for me, though its contrasting colours and circles this time, very different to my stripey Coco. This is such a versatile sewing pattern and a great one to experiment with different … Continue reading

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Box Dress (D) – Stylish Dress Book

This is my third dress from the Japanese  ‘Stylish Dress Book – simple smocks, dresses and tops’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori. This dress (D) features on the book’s cover. I love the style of this dress, especially the boat neck and sleeves. I used a lightweight wool/cashmere blend … Continue reading

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Tank Dress by Diana Rupp (S.E.W)

This tank dress is a modification of the Flouncy Tank Top from Sew Everything Workshop book) by Diana Rupp. This is such a simple and cool sundress, although you do need to draw your own sewing pattern based on the book’s instructions but it is … Continue reading

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Shift Dress (in Jersey Knit) by Christine Haynes

It is another Shift Dress from the book Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes, made this time in a lightweight jersey knit fabric. Although this sewing pattern is designed for woven fabrics, I just could not resist making this dress in a … Continue reading

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Shift Dress – Skirts & Dresses Book by Christine Haynes

I bought the book Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes for the Shift Dress sewing pattern. I saw this dress on Christine’s blog and loved the simple and classic design of the slightly A-line dress, round neckline, blouson sleeves with gathered cuffs and curved … Continue reading

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Multi-Panel and Pocket Dress – Vogue 9022

I first saw this dress made in a black knit fabric by Liza Jane and this is her version. I really liked the design of the dolman sleeves, multi-panels and bag pockets and knew that I had to make it myself. I could not … Continue reading

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Blouson Dress – New Look Workroom 6185

I like the New Look Workroom (from Project Runway) sewing patterns, and this is one of them. The beauty of this blouson style dress pattern is that it is designed for both woven and knit fabrics. As I cannot get enough of … Continue reading

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Chic Cowl Neck Shift – Indygo Junction I/J 908

The Chic Cowl Neck Shift pattern from Indygo Junction has two options of either a tunic or a dress. I chose the dress which is knee length and made it in a medium weight cotton knit jersey which is quite … Continue reading

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The Coco – Tilly and the Buttons

The Coco pattern (Tilly & The Buttons) appealed to me as its designed for knit fabrics which is just what I was looking for. I was drawn to the funnel neck and A-line silhouette. This pattern comes with a colour instruction booklet which is really … Continue reading

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