Turia dungarees dress

Hot on the heels of my brown corduroy Pauline Alice Turia Dungarees I have made a dress version also from corduroy. I was busy drafting an a-line skirt for these dungarees when I happened upon a pinafore dress variation by Pauline Alice and noticed that she drafted it with a straight skirt, so I changed mine. Minor regrets now…

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Although on reflection I’m pretty happy with the straight skirt. I consider this to be a casual outfit so have teamed it with a jumper that I originally machine knitted for Mark, perhaps seven years ago, from ColourMart UK cashmere and wool blend. I found the jumper recently and wondered why Mark didn’t wear it so I made him try it on and he looked like a middle-aged schoolboy! It fitted him like a glove, which means that it was ridiculously small. I immediately snaffled it and wear it at every opportunity.

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I chose to make the dress with a centre front seam down the skirt which I originally flat felled, but it looked really bulky so I unpicked it and overlocked the seam which I then topstitched down. This dress is covered in topstitching but it’s not really visible.

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I note that I seem to have pulled the dress up too high, but if I have the braces any looser the sides gape. I need to resolve this if I make another one.

I made the back pockets bigger but placed them where they sit on the dungarees, which appears to be ridiculously high on the dress. Not that it matters as I won’t be putting my hands in them because of the deliciously big pockets on the front.

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I am also wearing self-made tights (I had put these in a bag to throw away but pulled them out when I made this dress. I think the baggy knees may have been why I was chucking them out!), a ruched neck top and Arcopedico shoes (how well do they match?). The corduroy came from Spotlight and I hadn’t realised that it was stretchy until I got it home. This may have caused my problems with the bib. This is an easy outfit to wear, but I haven’t yet decided whether I want another one as I look more rectangular than usual in it, although perhaps a denim one would be a nice addition to the wardrobe?

 

Fadanista

18 thoughts on “Turia dungarees dress

  1. Self-made tights? Really?! How???

    Nice color on the dress, and I think the pockets are fine. 😊 I admit I loved the brown one, so that’s hard to beat. But, this is quite nice.

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    1. Thank you Brenda, I prefer the brown one too. The tights are just a leggings pattern with feet drawn on. I actually made the first pair by attaching a sock to the pattern and drawing round it so there was a heel. Then I morphed this into an elongated sausage at the end. As I put my toes through the end, I simply sew round it again until the tights are too short and then I start again!!

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  2. It looks great. The egg plant color looks great in combination with the selfmade tights and the grey sweater. Having casual and comfy outfits in your wardrobe is always a good idea and a bonus. I hope it will grow on you.

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  3. Love your new dungaree dress with a straight skirt like this. Don’t know how it would look with an A-line skirt? I guess the waist would have to be more fitted. This jumper is fantastic – good that you could take it back from his original recipient! It suits you perfectly.

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  4. You always make the most of your patterns, I really like that! I think your dress/skirt turned out lovely and I think it is normal that the first time you hack a pattern it is jot going to be perfect. But it always is a lot of fun and learning, thanks for sharing!

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  5. I think it looks fantastic! and the tights are a perfect match. But I have to say… that jumper! it looks totally professional, so beautifully knit. Bravo!

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