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DIY Double breasted dress

DIY Double breasted dress

Ok so It’s finally feeling like fall around here and I’ve been dying to make a wool double breasted mini dress.  

This crepe wool double cloth from moodfabrics.com is the perfect cooler weather fabric.  It’s a beautiful quality and feels fantastic.  It cuts, irons and sews easily and has enough structure to present a nicely tailored piece. 

I lined the dress using this polyester satin

The pattern used for this dress was my McCalls M7749 trench pattern with the following alterations:

-Removed 18″ from the length

-Removed the shoulder tabs

-Removed the pockets and belt

-Added a button 13″ from the top of the dress and two additional faux buttons 4″ apart

-Added a hook & eye closure to the inside of the dress opposite the top button


Dress: DIY
Booties: Manolo Blahnik
Bag-Vintage Gucci
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2 Comments

  1. JENNIFER DAVIS
    November 8, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    This is stunning!!!! I love it.

  2. November 10, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Gorgeous! What a great way to modify that pattern!