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Reversible wrap dress in stretch rayon

The temps have dipped a teeny bit and school starts on Monday; for the moment the Bay Area feels like Fall! ¬†This amazing sea green and black fabric, a medium-weight stretch rayon, felt like a gorgeous choice for a new cooler-weather dress. Since the style is always flattering and effortless, I chose a vintage Diane… Continue reading Reversible wrap dress in stretch rayon

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Vintage-inspired linen sundress

If you're arriving here from Britex, welcome! A couple of weeks ago, my family took a trip to Hawaii, which nicely coincided (with a slight extension of deadlines--thank you, Joie ūüôā with my latest Britex project. ¬†A lovely linen sundress was the obvious choice; after all, doesn't everyone sew new garments before going on vacation?!The… Continue reading Vintage-inspired linen sundress

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Wrap Dress (Onion 2037)

After posting about this semi-fail dress, a reader suggested trying out the wrap dress by the pattern company Onion (I can't find a webpage, but you can purchase pattern 2037¬†here or here). ¬†After dragging my feet about buying another dress pattern, I bit the bullet when I found this lovely Stenzo¬†cotton/ lycra fabric¬†from L'oiseau Fabrics.… Continue reading Wrap Dress (Onion 2037)

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Knit wrap dress (not quite sure about this one)

So the photos make it look lovely, but truth be told, I'm not sold on this dress yet. ¬†I've worn it, and it's fine, but I'm not in love with it like I had been hoping. ¬†The pattern is Vogue V1027. ¬†For the pattern changes: I reduced the length of the dress by about a… Continue reading Knit wrap dress (not quite sure about this one)