DIY Faux Linen


This summer has been all about breezy dressing in lots of linen and other warm temperature fabric.  So when I spotted this gorgeous medium weight twill on, I knew it would make the perfect dress. When you think of twill, you think of a fabric with a bit more structure so I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and was nearly identical to linen.  It sews, irons and cuts like a great quality linen and it’s even more beautiful in person.

My dress was made using the front bodice of Vogue7521 with the following alterations:

-Added 2 22″x2″ adjustable back straps, attached by buttons

-Added a 30″l x 60″ W pleated skirt to the bodice

Chandler’s top was made using McCalls MP407 with the following alterations:

-Used inverted pleats instead of gathers to attach the peplum to the bodice

The shorts were self-drafted


Heels-Sergio Rossi

Chandler’s Shoes-Soludos


1 Comment

  1. irene
    August 21, 2017 / 12:17 pm


    I would like to ask something… I can never find te patterns . to sew the dresses you make. I live in the netherlands and cannot find them. How do you get these patterns. Eighter they cost al lot of money or they are not for sale anymore?

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