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Date: 5/24/12 10:57 AM

not necessarily with the curved hem, I can work that out on my own.

E Fisher dress
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Date: 5/24/12 11:19 AM

So simple and so $$!
That's what we used to call a "floaty" so I think
you could just take a favorite tank pattern and
lengthen it. Check the bottom width on a skirt you
have and taper for that. A rich linen weave would be
classy--yes one is in my stash, just have too many gk's summer projects to start it.
For interest, a neat thing I saw in a costly RTW is to sew
2-3 parallel lines several inches apart down from one
shoulder to the hem or part way, in a thick stitch.
Then a couple of partial horizontal lines near the hem.
Then add a couple random small squares at the crossing
of the lines and at the top. These can be raggedy or satin-stitched down.
They were black linen squares on a tan sheath, rather elegant-- think Mondrian-style paintings. Several muted colors would also work.

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In reply to peaudane <<


Date: 5/24/12 12:41 PM

How about Simplicity 2059?



The only thing is that the dress looks a little less wide at the hem than your example, but that would be relatively easy to fix, I would think. (Also, random piece of knowledge for you, this pattern is free with this month's Sew magazine in the UK, so as you're in France you might be able to buy it, or alternatively there's about 10 up for sale on ebay.co.uk quite cheaply right now.)
-- Edited on 5/24/12 12:50 PM --

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Date: 5/24/12 2:08 PM

I was about to suggest the same pattern! I have made it and found it much more flattering than the packet drawing would suggest. You could add a little more side shaping if you like and narrow the shoulders to match your inspiration dress if you like. I added A full lining with ease and lengthened it to suit. You'll have to change the hem to match your inspiration piece. Unless you are very full busted, I would suggest making at least a size down. There is generous ease in this one, even by Simplicity standards, and I found the armholes gaped a little too much for my taste. But all these things are simple fixes.

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Date: 5/24/12 2:10 PM

Looking at the Eileen Fisher version, I have to say I'm tempted to copy that as well. I like the very narrow belt and the simple dark color of this. How comfy for the summer! But I think it would layer well too. Elegant, as all her stuff is.

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Date: 5/24/12 2:25 PM

So this is the dress in question:



I propose V1236 with modifications:



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Date: 5/24/12 3:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I have a linen very similar to the one used by Eileen Fisher and it really must become that dress! It just seems like the perfect versatile dress for hot weather, and the narrow belt really makes it chic. As Meliliza says, it should also be great for layering. Do you think the belt is a bias tube?

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Date: 5/24/12 5:30 PM


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Date: 5/25/12 6:54 AM

how about Mccalls m6553 ?
narrow the shoulders and scoop out the neckline a little?
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Date: 5/25/12 7:05 AM

That's actually a gorgeous pattern in it's own right. Thanks for pointing it out!

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