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Date: 4/30/11 10:24 AM

I'm on a bit of a cowl neckline fixation and looking at several patterns.

S2345 has a knit top that can also be made as the bodice of a dress (waist seam).





The subtlety is that the top would be a knit and the bottom a woven.

Nobody seems to have reviewed this here or online for that matter.

I'm a little worried about the two fabric option so if anyone made this but never reviewed it, opinions welcomed. TIA
-- Edited on 4/30/11 10:27 AM --

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Date: 4/30/11 8:15 PM

lakaribane,
I have not used this pattern but it looks lovely and I am sure that a knit and a woven would work fine. I can remember in about 1970 when knit fabrics were starting to make their appearance in clothing that there were lots of dresses with a knit bodice and woven skirt. My favorite dress (RTW) at the time was one with a red long sleeved knit top and a black & white woollen herringbone A line skirt.
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Date: 5/2/11 12:32 PM

Thanks for the input, Liz. Your dress sounded really cute.

I'm wondering if I should stabilize the waist or not. Hope someone has some feedback still.

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Date: 5/2/11 1:12 PM

I typically use a waist stay for woven dresses with a separate bodice and skirt. My recommendation would be to do the same for this dress.

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Date: 5/6/11 7:16 AM

Also, I think you would need a zipper so that you could get into the skirt. Wovens don't stretch like a knit. A center back zip would look fine, you'd have to add a center back seam to the knit bodice.

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Date: 5/6/11 8:29 AM

Eleanor and Judy, taking note, thank you both for the advice.

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Date: 5/9/11 7:25 AM

I haven't thought about the 1970 dresses in a long while. I had several of those type from a kwik sew pattern as a young school teacher. Lots of the jacket/dress combos had those dresses that pretended to be two piece sets. They were really easy to wear and make. I'm surprised the designers haven't rediscovered them-just a matter of time.

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Date: 5/9/11 7:27 AM

That is a really cute pattern-I am also loving the cowl necked clothing look.

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Date: 5/9/11 7:31 AM

The thing that popped in my head, yellow flag flying upward, is that the pattern is made for a knit. This means it has less ease than one made with a woven, so I think the skirt would be a little too tight. You might want to try going up a size in the skirt area if you plan to use a woven.

I too remember the knit and woven dresses of the 70's. Really cute, but I was in a Interior Design class in college at the time and I was struggling with texture in clothing; I couldn't wear them.

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Date: 5/9/11 10:16 AM

Quote: Miss Fairchild
The thing that popped in my head, yellow flag flying upward, is that the pattern is made for a knit. This means it has less ease than one made with a woven, so I think the skirt would be a little too tight.

Well, according to the envelop back, the bodice is a top, and the bottom is a woven.

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A and B bodice Sized for Stretch knits only: Jerseys, Stretch Velvet, Two Way Stretch. B Skirt and C, D in Lightweight Denim, Damask, Piqué, Twill, Velveteen, Lightweight Wool and Wool Blends, Crepe, Sueded Silks/Rayons, Brocade, Satin, Shantung, Novelty Velvet.


Not sure how the zipper situation will go, I came straight here when I pulled it out.

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