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I love this dress... Need this dress... Or something similar! :-)
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Date: 8/18/12 11:05 AM

TravelSmith JetSet dress

And I'm even traveling in late September... :-) So I have to get started ASAP.
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Date: 8/18/12 11:23 AM

If it's the collar that you love, this won't help but here is a basic twist top dress:



Lekala twist top

Personally, I really like the look of the cap sleeves on this - I think it would be even more comfortable for travel than real sleeves.

JEF

Gonna try and get the line drawing in:




ETA: if you haven't used Lekala before - they are downloadable, custom sized patterns without real instructions. Could be a challenge if you're a beginner sewer but they do let you get started right away!
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Date: 8/18/12 11:32 AM

Looks like StyleArc has a very similiar dress:

Style Arc twist tie dress



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Date: 8/18/12 12:13 PM

With the $29 price tag for the print it might be worth buying from travelsmith.

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Date: 8/18/12 12:16 PM

That is a very nice dress! Jalie has a twist top that I've lengthened into a dress. The twist is higher though. I get tons of compliments every time I wear it.
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Date: 8/21/12 0:23 AM

Hmmm.... I do still love it but that I just completed my third dress.... I'm beginning to think I just can't make a modest enough neckline unless it's a turtle neck! :-( I can't quite get the bust adjustments right and everything is hoochie.
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Date: 8/21/12 0:24 AM

I really like all of the patterns suggested! Are any of them decent for someone who doesn't know that much?
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