2011/10/31

My autumn love: corduroy

It is autumn dear followers! But luckily, today we are delighted with 19 degrees celsius in Germany! Yaaay! So these days I will try to wear as many of the dresses I have made, before it will turn cold again.

Anyway, here comes one of my latest projects! I fell in love with corduroy this autumn. It is soft, warm and has a shiny deep color! Perfect for a simple everyday casual dress I thought! And this is what I came up with.






It is an easy fit jumper dress with two pockets on the front and a hidden zipper on the back.

You can't see well on the photos, but this dress involved quite some hand stitching. For example, I hand-stitched the pockets in order to avoid top-stitching. I don't like the hair of the corduroy to be pressed by any seams, so the blind stitch was the only solution that came up my mind.



I also added a facing on the top part of this dress (actually, also by hand) to add a little stiffness around the bust.

What do you think of this dress? I have had this model in mind for quite some time already, but couldn't find a pattern for it. That is why I ended up making a muslin (more or less freestyle) and fit it to my body. I am just asking because, if there was a great demand, I would think about preparing a pattern for free downloading (only one size, sorry, I am still not able to grade patterns :( ). 
Just let me know! :)

So let's enjoy this day and HAPPY HALLOWEEN by the way! ;)

36 comments:

  1. I love your dress (and you blog, by the way), and I would definitely take advantage of a pattern if you wrote one up!

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  2. Me too! I love that dress - it's so cute. PLEASE do a pattern :)

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  3. This is adorable, and I would totally make it. Also, corduroy is awesome!

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  4. It´s adorable! I love it how you style it too. I might copy it for my little girls, if you allow me... The lining is so cute
    María

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  5. so darling! and yes, we have been so lucky with the weather right now in germany.

    <3 rae

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  6. So sweet and gorgeous!
    My mum has been asking me to make a dress from red corduroy very similar in style, but I am too nervous (or lazy, I'm not sure which) to make a pattern for a different size. I would definitely love if you uploaded the pattern! :)
    In fact, I would probably make one for me too, hehe.

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  7. It's lovely!! If you made the patter I'd certainly have a go at stretching it to my size!

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  8. I think it's lovely, and I love how you've styled it with the yellow tights. If you made the pattern I'd definitely have a go! Cx

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  9. richtig schönes kleidchen, annette (: tolle farbe und ausserdem bin ich eh fan von latz-style. wenn ich damit nicht wie 12 aussehen würde, ich hätte mir längst wieder sowas zugelegt..hehe

    vlg juliaFL

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  10. Wow! It turned out beautifully! I was actually just given a few yards of green courdoroy as a gift a couple weeks ago. This would be perfect! If you're able, I'd love to see the pattern! :)

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  11. Oh! Such a lovely Autumn-dress! I love corduroy and love to see the pattern!

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  12. I think it's really gorgeous, and if you offered a free pattern I would definitely want to make my own! I haven't sewn with corduroy before... xx

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  13. So lovely, and it looks great with the yellow stockings! I too like the softness of corduroy, so comfy!

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  14. It's lovely! I really like your look with the striped tee and mustard tights!
    Where in Berlin do you take your walks? That looks very pretty!

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  15. Oh I love this. Have actually plans to make myself a jumper-style dress of corduroy as well. Now I feel like copying you ;-). I'd love to see the pattern too, though it probably won't fit me as my size is a bit larger than yours.

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  16. pretty jumper! yeah so lucky that the weather isn't that cold yet. hope it will be lke this all winter. yey!

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  17. es wird eindeutig zeit, dass ich lerne zu nähen..und dann kann ich mir so was vielleicht auch mal in ein paar jahren machen! :) sehr schön herzelein!

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  18. Einen wundervollen Blog hast du hier. Du machst schöne Sachen und tolle Fotos! Hab dich gleich mal abonniert. :)
    Liebe Grüße!

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  19. Very cute! I need to dig out my corduroy collection for the winter...

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  20. i love the outfit in general!!!

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  21. schön. total super schön. und dann noch die gelbe strumpfhose, die sich einen wettkampf mit den gelben blättern liefert. ich bin begeistert : )

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  22. Ganz süß dein Kleid! (und die Strümpfe :) ) ... und ich reihe mich in die Schlange derer ein, die begeistert nach einer Anleitung rufen. Ich liebe solche schlichten Designs mit liebevollen Details. Viele Grüße, Zuzsa

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  23. glad you liked my version of it :) i tried to e-mail you about it, but that failed.
    can't wait for more inspiration on your blog! :)

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  24. What a lovely dress! The colour is fantastic, very wearable. A pattern would be very generous and I'm sure you'd have a lot of takers.

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  25. Gee your German weather experience is a little different to mine, it is already quite cold here in Berlin:( But the sun it out, which is always a positive. I love this little dress that you have made, it is very sweet! I hope that the weather on your side of the country continues to be warmer then here:)

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  26. Apparently 11/11/11 was National Cordoroy Appreciation Day in the US. Love your tunic.

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  27. @AlessaAhh, thanks a lot Alessa! Actually, I don't live in Berlin, but in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Pretty much in the center of the 'Ruhrpott', a former industrial center. ;) Nevertheless a lot has changed these days and there are lots of pretty sidewalks at the rhine.

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  28. @iroirocrafts
    Oh, I know. It sometimes can be very hard to start something that's not for oneself! ;)...hihi...anyway, I would love to see you try my pattern. :)

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  29. @TillyYes! You have to! :) Thanks for featuring my post, Tilly! <3<3<3

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  30. @mahaila Thanks Mahaila! Hope you will have more sunny days in Berlin! I have been there in winter 2008 and it REALLY WAS VERY cold! :)

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  31. @Gail Thanks for the info Gail! I didn't even know there was something like a Cordoroy Appreciation Day! That sounds like fun! :)

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  32. Just discovered your blog via Tily's. I'd LOVE to make this! I'm currently working on a lined blue corduroy skirt and am looking for some black jumbo corduroy for a winter jacket :)

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  33. Love the adorable inside facing. Such a surprise!

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  34. I jus discovered your blog today and BOY is it a great blog. I love the dark blue corduroy and the pattern of the dress. I am sure I would be making myself one if our sizes match. I am not sure on how to stretch as well ;)

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  35. Hallo,

    tolles Kleid! Suche schon lange nach solch einem Schnitt; ich bitte ums teilen ;-).

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  36. Lovely dress. It looks fab on you.

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