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Simple Sew Cocoon Dress

I had this on my Make Nine for 2019 (as yet unblogged/unposted...).  I ended up making it just before the year started - I literally finished it at 3.30pm on New Year's Eve and wore it out that night!


There isn't a lot to say on this one.  It's easy to wear (which I once thought I would never say about a dress!) and I really like it.

I do wonder whether this colour is right for me - it's a bit dress like a crayon / turn into a full body crayon!

My arm is literally the same colour as this dress...

I need to press that sleeve better!

It has POCKETS, which is always excellent.


All the deets:

Pattern:  Simple Sew Cocoon Dress (View B)

Size: 18 (ish)

Adjustments: 

  • Cut a 20, graded to 18 in the hips
  • Added 3" length (1.5" in the bodice and 1.5" in the leg bit)
  • Took some width out of the sides which probably took it back to an 18 all over? 

Fabric used: Canvas look Lyocell in Deep Blush from the Remnant Warehouse

Like it?  Wearing it?  YES and YES!  It's perfect for work and easy to wear - especially in the Australian summer :)

Notes for next time:  Nil - it was pretty quick and easy to sew, and it's definitely good to make again with the same adjustments.

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