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Button-up Frederique

By Tuesday,14 February,2017Blog

For my last Frederique I wanted a fabric like this one. In my Theo dress I loved the combination of the shirt dress pattern with the small geometrical print a lot. So when I spotted this one at Mana Ona at ‘het Stoffenspektakel’ in Liège, my quest came to an end! I adore this print and the touch of bling.

Together with Nina, I bought the rectangular shaped vintage buttons at the flea market. A bargain. How I love it when everything matches so well.

While developing the pattern I had some doubts: place the buttons at the center front or make an asymmetrical dress? I asked my testers for some advise and I’m glad that they choose this option. The result is a special button-up dress!

With the straight cuffs and collar, this dress becomes a more classical shirt dress without any complex techniques! The cuffs are just two rectangles attached to the sleeves. How great is that?

By the way: as always these sleeves can be used on my other patterns too. So if you feel like sewing a long sleeve dress, you have several options now.


For the pictures I had to wait a bit till the sun wanted to shine again and today was the day! I picked Lisa up from school during her lunch break, we took these pictures and had a mother-mum lunch. I’m super happy I did!

Tomorrow the pattern will be released! Together with the Lewis coat on paper. Finally! Jump for joy if you’re happy too!

(Small but important note: the neckline of the final Frederique dress is a bit higher. After the pattern test I changed this in the final pattern. )

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