The Rosie Dress

The Rosie Dress, is the debut pattern from Cotton and Chalk for Simply Sewing Mag.

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I’m very pleased with how this has turned out. It’s the perfect shape for me. I really love the colour and the pattern of the fabric too, which keeps it looking modern. I keep looking at it just because I’m so happy!! ūüėä

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It is a 1940s style tea dress and it has rouching at the shoulder seam, under the bust and all round the top of the skirt.

As usual, I left out the facings and made my own bias binding out of the same fabric. I only just managed this though as I literally used every scrap of this fabric.

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I used a red cotton to make a contrast binding for the arm holes as another cheat to make the fabric go further but I quite like it.

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I used three red buttons as decoration on the front middle seam; this was a triumph in itself because I never think to buy matching buttons!

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The hem was an easy peasy double fold hem and it was done. I’m so pleased with this, the pattern was super easy to use and I think it looks really modern and cool. I’m going to wear it to a concert we are going to tonight but I also took some pictures in the garden last week.

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I’ve styled it with my trusty black belt, black tights and a black cardigan and I think this is probably how I will wear it.

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For more pictures and construction discussion, please take a look at my blog.

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