Dresses: Day 98

For no real reason, here are two corduroy dresses:

This dress is a Simplicity 5232; here’s a better look at the bodice:

It’s Liberty, of course, but I don’t remember the name of the pattern. (I really have to get better about that … of course, my purchase predated Pinterest, which I now use as a .) Here’s the previous post about it.

I didn’t do the neck button/buttonhole; I knew I’d never button it up that high, since the fabric is so thick (choking … can’t breathe …):

The cuff:

The back:

Here’s the other corduroy dress, also Liberty (this print is called “Robin”), a Vogue 9929:

The side zip (and pocket, which you can’t see):

I made the pockets in this one in a fabric that is just too lightweight, and the contrast between the too fabrics is a bit too harsh, and has led to some stress fraying at the seam. I’ve had to fix it twice. Not great.

The bias trim on the neckline (my favorite part):

And the back:

I was going to add one more corduroy dress to this post, but it was so darn hot when I was pressing them for photos that I just couldn’t bear it. So here’s the link to it, just in case you’re curious.

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4 thoughts on “Dresses: Day 98

  1. It is difficult to be looking at long-sleeved, corduroy dresses when it is 97 degrees outside… Fall is coming, fall is coming, fall is coming. And, sadness, only 2 days left of 100 wonderful glimpses into your closet.

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  2. I love corduroy. And I especially love the festive print of the second one in this post. I never think to use corduroy in a sleeveless pattern but it looks great. The bias binding really sets it off perfectly.

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  3. I’ve just read THE HUNDRED DRESSES TWICE AND LOVED IT.did you miss the very sleeveless tent dress. I made one and stuck sequins all over it with glue. The fabric was a nylon chiffon in pale pink printed with bubbles in darker pinks. It was a cocktail dress, so comfortable and lightweight. I piped the hem which weighted it a bit but not too much.
    As for Dresses I have had at least half of them and I had such fun wearing them. Thank you.

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