Seamwork Adelaide Dress

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My summer closet was seriously lacking in cute sleeveless dresses so I made this version of the Seamwork Adelaide as (hopefully!) wearable muslin. The fabric was a lovely cotton/ linen sourced from my stash.

I had recently taken an amazing class at Made on Marion called “Mad Skills” which focused on finishing techniques. The class taught me how to add piping, match prints and work with delicate silks it was fabulous!

From making the version above I learn for my next version to cut the front a size larger as I experience a little bit of gaping in the bust. I reduced the spacing between snaps and although I do love the ease of bias binding I felt that the amount on this project made it look handmade (but not in a good way!).

This is my second version, made in an incredible double gauze cotton sourced from Drapers Fabric in Newmarket chosen by the husband. The fabric was so fine that I decided added a facing to the top rather than the bias binding method mentioned above. I even made a matching belt.

Here’s the finished dress.

and the pretty guts !

I was SO EXCITED because Colette Patterns featured my dress on their blog.


Do you take your partner fabric shopping ? What do you think of their suggestions?

Let me know if you’ve made the Adelaide dress. I keep on contemplating a winter version in a wool to wear over long sleeve tops.

Pattern: Seamwork Adelaide

Navy polka dot dress: $15 for fabric (purchased ages ago),$4 for piping, $5 for snaps

Green polka dot dress cost: fabric $25 the belt cost $3, the snaps were $7 and the lining was from scraps.

Happy sewing!

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