Nautical Nadia Tarr

Hello everyone,

My last ever entry into 2016 IPM! And what a month it has been. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges set this year. This one more so, because I got to really look through all those pins on my Pinterest boards and get to choose something I could make using my stash items.

This particular outfit came about because I love nautical stripes . Its really a combo of these 2 Pins……

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From and  Nadiatarr via Pinterest


I didnt make a muslin  because I knew exactly how I would create the dress. Here is the equation I used:

{Moneta Bodice + Lady Skater dress front scoop neckline} + { Lady Skater skirt lengthened to 39″ + Moneta pockets} = this dress :-). Simples!

Well actually it’s simple if you dont factor in the power mesh bodice lining. I used that to create a clean finished neck and armhole. Worth the extra hassle. I used a tutorial available on the Colette Patterns website. Its a very nice finish- no visible stitching and more importantly, no gaping. I stabilised the waist with clear elastic. The fabric had been in my stash for so long I cant recall where I bought it.


Since I had no red denim in my stash to make a denim jacket, I went for my all time favourite Morris blazer in bright nautical red ponte fabric. No adjustments necessary as Grainline Studio patterns seem to have been drafted specially for me – I am lucky there. Instructions are also well written and easy to follow. I have made this blazer twice already so it was a super quick make. Pictures….HeaderHeadre

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Power mesh bodice lining. I love this finish.

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I love this outfit. Its bold and dramatic. I also love that, considering how quick it was to sew up, it makes me feel like I slayed it:-).

All in all this RTW Copy has been my favourite challenge. Its great to start off with an outfit/look then search through my stash to create it. I think that will be my approach in future.

Thank you for reading! And thanks to Kat and Mel for running the challenges.

Peace and love



39 thoughts on “Nautical Nadia Tarr

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  2. Wow looks amazing! Stripes & red are such a striking combo. I’m interested in how you lined the bodice with the powermesh, it’s a really nice finish.

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  3. I’m in love with this dress, you look stunning. Nautical and stripes are a fav of mine, you’ve done a great job pattern matching those v stripes down the sides and pockets are always a must in my eyes

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  4. Wow, you have been so productive during IPM! Another great outfit and great separate pieces as well. Love how you played the the stripe and the red colour is so striking.

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    • Thank you! The pattern matching was easier than I thought because i cut one skirt panel then laid it over fabric matching the stripe to cut the other. Worked a treat.


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