Sunday, 25 March 2018

Leopard Print Zoe Dress

This is my second Sew Over It Zoe Dress. It is a relaxed princess-seamed shift dress with French darts and deep pockets in the front seams. The Zoe dress is super comfy and I can see a few more in my me-made wardrobe.

Construction for the main dress was the same as my previous version with a change to the 3/4 sleeves (as per pattern) and I added an extra 8cm to the length. The only slight hiccup when making the dress was when I accidentally slightly melted the zip when ironing the teeth open which made the zip tape twist. It's not hugely noticeable but the back seam is a bit wonky.  

The leopard print cotton was free from a Craft Swish in Chiswick last month. I was very restrained and entered the Swish with a big bag of craft and sewing stuff and left with 1.5 metres of this leopard print cotton and a 0.25 metre of a fun stylised tree print.








10 comments:

  1. Well done looks super good and never noticed the hiccup with the back seam at all

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    1. Thanks Caroline - the wonky back seam is not that bad!

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  2. I like the print and the dress you've made from it! I too have melted some zippers so far, it's one of those things you need to do at least once in your sewing career ;)

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    1. Hi Kat - it probably won't be the last zip I melt either!

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  3. I love your fabric choice for this, and those pockets! It looks great!

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  4. You can't beat a dress with a pockets. I have a vintage pattern with inseam pockets, I am just waiting for the right fabric to come along. You dress looks great on you. Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo. Yes, I love the pockets!

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  5. You did well with this fabric, very restrained indeed! This is great and I do love a dress with pockets.

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    1. Thanks Julie! I was really happy with my free fabric x

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