High necked dress toile

This is the toile for the high necked dress pattern I developed in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS and from which I made my Lottie dress.

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It was lying about with all the hems unfinished, so I spent 20 minutes or so finishing it off and I was able to wear it for a dinner with the family on a rather cool evening.

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It is made from some gorgeous fabric that I bought from Knitwit. I had too much for a top, so knew it had to be a dress, but I couldn’t decide what sort of dress;  this pattern turned out to be perfect. DSC06054

I really like this pattern and have made one more dress from it – to be revealed when I am in colder climes. It has a bit of a 1960s feel, sort of a tent/swing dress, without being too full. The split top raglan sleeves form a dart at the shoulder, which is what gives it the nice shoulder shaping. The raglan sleeves are also really comfortable.

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This dress will be perfect for autumn, but in the meantime I shall be wearing it whenever we have a cool evening.

 

Fadanista

15 thoughts on “High necked dress toile

  1. Lovely simple dress to showcase the fabric. Really like the raglan sleeve. (I made a top out of a teal version of the fabric, so soft and comfortable vet special at the same time)

  2. I love this dress for winter! It really suits you, and could be very useful here. I’ve just bought Burda 6990 which has a similar neckline, and I’m wondering if I could cheat and make this into a dress. Although we don’t have many good knits in the UK, certainly not warm ones!

    1. I just checked out the pattern and I think it would work. I have made another of these dresses from a Missoni wool fabric – can you find something like this in the UK?

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