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Derby Dress

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Derby Dress by Christine Haynes

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Derby Dress

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What materials did you use? I used my own pattern, the Derby Dress, which is a fun summer dress and is available at my website! See the link above. I sewed this up in a gorgeous navy and white cotton lawn with solid navy for the straps, collar, and belt. It's super soft and swingy. Perfect for summer!

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What are you most proud of? Making it on the fly while on holiday with none of my usual tools!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a perfect pattern for an advanced beginner or a more experienced seamstress looking for a quick project. There are two styles, with mix and match elements to customize each version you make!

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Christine I love the vintage feel of this pattern

06/20/2012 Flag

Thanks Scheri! I think it's pretty impossible for me to design something without having it feel vintage :)

06/20/2012 Flag

Beautiful! I would love to try it as a blouse as opposed to a dress. I just don't wear dresses anymore. The color and fabric choices are right on.

06/24/2012 Flag

Thanks! This could be good for a top, but it's very full, so you'd likely consider bringing it in a bit, but let me know if you try it!

07/01/2012 Flag

Love the vintage look of your dress, the contrasting collar really works well.

09/01/2012 Flag

Thank you!!! This is one of my commercial patterns. If you're ever interested in making your own, follow this link to the pattern!

09/01/2012 Flag

Love this dress!

09/08/2012 Flag

thank you!

09/09/2012 Flag

I love the simplicity of this pattern:) the fabric is very nice too:)

05/17/2013 Flag