Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The white & red with black pleats dress

My sister got this 'three in one' fabric that flowed from the white to the red print to the black but shockingly this fabric design was off grain so to maintain this flow i had to cut and then join them differently that is how i came to include this Julia inspired pleats into the dress.

This is one of the pictures from Julia's blog,

This dress was made using buttterick's see and sew category, using the v neck version but with a straight skirt.
it turned out OK for my sister as you can see but even though we are very close size wise it didn't fit me at all. Luckily I hadn't cut out my own dress. ha ha

This is how it all comes together with a jacket.

Am working on some easy fixes, will let you know when it all comes together and if it was truly 'easy'
This is all for now, until another dress is complete, Adios.

This for coming, come back soon :)


  1. The pleats makes it for me in this dress. I have a skirt that is so short that I have been wondering what to do with it.

    Thanks for this post I am going to add some pleats to it. :)

    1. Great idea. I have just learnt what to do to my short dresses. Guess another layer of pleats or gathers or even flare could be well appropriate.
      Thanks for your comments.

  2. I'm new to your blog, and I really like this dress that you have made! It fits you wonderfully and the colours are very pretty :)
    I'm off to discover the rest of your blog xx

    1. Thanks Neeno. This is my sister. My blog is quite new. After been inspired by many bloggers like you, I decided I had to give back. So hopefully others can get inspired too.


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