Sewn : Madewell Inspired Striped Dress

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hi guys! Wow has it been long since I've posted. School/work/trying-to-keep-sane does that to you I guess though.
Here's my latest project! A multi-directional striped dress inspired by this lovely one I saw from Madewell.

The pattern for the bodice and the sleeves is Simplicity 4802. The only changes I made to the  pattern were that I re-drafted the neckline, added length on the sleeves so I could do cuffs on the bottom, and then just added a lining.

The skirt pattern is self-drafted, meaning that I took two rectangles of fabric, added pleats, and pretended like I knew what I was doing. haha it works!

Sorry by the way that I look so melancholy in these photos, I don't know what the deal is there. (Mom you were right, I should have smiled more. :)

Then an exposed metal zipper down the back to give the dress a bit more contrast (it was starting to feel a little too 60's homemaker for me, haha). 
And that's that! Now I'm off to go watch One Direction interviews on YouTube. That's definitely the most productive thing I could be doing with my time right now so it's all good. haha they're seriously hilarious, I'm telling you. 

Pattern: Vintage Simplicity 4802 (minor adjustments)
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