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woensdag 16 november 2016

Denim Dress #11 Patrones Magazine 365 aka 70`s denim dress


I love Patrones Magazine! I have a subscription for years and  a few years ago I bought a bunch of old Patrones magazines , a few years of older issues . I have so many of their patterns on my wish ( to sew ) list but this dress was immediately at the top the moment I saw it .
 It is from issue 365, but to be more exactly it is from Fashion Style magazine issue 1 and that is Patrones 365 translated in Dutch . 


I made  a muslin for this pattern and then one version in another fabric and after that I made this one in denim. I traced size 38 at the shoulders and 42 for bust, waist and hips  and from this I made the following changes after the muslin  : reduced the waist and hips to size 38, shoulder seam 2 cm shorter, underarm side seam raised by 1 cm , sway back adjustment 3 cm , the skirt 8 cm shorter. Also I added a cuff for the sleeves. The patch pockets are also lowered bij 1 cm.

I really like the long darts and sewing them in combination with the pockets  it was a little challenging. I alsa made a  second yoke, for a clean inside.
The belt idea came from a dress I saw online, from M.i.h jeans ,  it is almost the same dress, only this Patrones pattern has the nice darts and cost way much lesser :)

This denim has a little stretch and that makes the dress really nice to wear. I had it  all day on ( see the wrinkles :) and it was really comfy .



It was a lot of top stitching on this dress and to make my life easier I used a second (old ) Pfaff only for top stitching and it did a really great job. I used the 448 top stitching thread from Gutermann and for the buttonholes the 448 regular thread ( on Sunday when no store was open I realized that I had no regular thread in the good color for the buttonholes so I contact one of our small stores here in the city and the owner was really nice to open the store so I could go finish my dress. Thank you, Zus & Gus 


I am really happy with this dress , definitely a winner for me. 





12 opmerkingen:

  1. Another gorgeous creation, Camelia! Your sewing is beautiful as always, and that topstitching is perfect! The dress looks wonderful on you.

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  2. WOW. It looks great and the dress suits you well. The added belt is a beautiful detail.

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    1. Thank you, Sonja! Very easy to make but such a great detail ,I am very happy with the belt.

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  3. love it - I made a denim dress this year from a Simplicity pattern and it was shapeless, yours is fantastic

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    1. Thank you , Beth ! In this one I think the fit was the biggest challenge.

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  4. This is so Lovely and the belt makes it even more special! You have done a great job with this!

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  5. A gorgeous dress! The topstitching is just perfection!

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