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DIY Faux Linen

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 moodfabrics.com, 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. 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?

  2. Patrice
    September 22, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I really love your posts. Are you still a sewing blogger? I don’t see much activity lately.

  3. October 9, 2017 / 3:02 am

    Super pretty dress. Great job!