Darling Dakotas #1

A little later than promised once again, but worth the wait I hope you'll agree! Here's a roundup of darling Dakotas that have been posted to the Flickr group - Rachel and I will share more of these posts as other finished Dakotas are shared with us in the future.

Jennifer Gal made her adorable, sleeveless Dakota in a soft chambray with Liberty Wiltshire pocket linings and bias binding to finish the armholes. I love the cool denim look!



Can you believe that Shar's awesome Dakota in jersey is just a muslin version? The fit is literally spot on and the colour is divine - I really, really want my own jersey Dakota now!



Cathy over at Kalali made her Dakota from Japanese cotton with a really interesting stripe and dot pattern. I's a great fit and looks like the perfect dress for Autumn or Spring weather!



And finally, let's not forget Rachel's own two stunning versions - her Winter Dakota in ponte knit and her Summer Dakota in linen.




If you head over to the Flickr group you'll also see another beautiful Dakota muslin in progress by JenniferR which actually had me stumpted for a second because the fabric is SO similar to mine! Great minds think alike obviously ;o)

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this sew-along Marie and Rachel, it was such a great motivation to get some thing finished. All your hints and tips were so helpful.

    Now I have my second version planned, I just need to decide what type of sleeves to do....then I think I need a ponte/ jersey/stretch version too!

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    1. Im so glad you have enjoyed. thanks for taking part xx

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    2. Oooh, do let us know when your second and ponte versions are finished ;o)

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  2. All the versions are beautiful. I quite inspired by the sleeveless idea and summery versions will store that away for spring. I also must have one from knit, the hang is so beautiful.

    Marie, I was surprised to see the similarity of your finished dress, too, although I think in person they'd be completely different. I probably did inadvertently copy though, having seen your construction pics. I had a fabric picked out for the final version and went hunting for a muslin fabric and immediately fixed on the blue (I thought because of the hand, but probably because of your fabric). Still I had a moment of surprise seeing your amazing dress so similar to the one I had half finished.

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    1. I want a knit one too...maybe we should coordinate colours again ;o)

      I loved that our blue dresses look so similar in photos, I literally did a double take when I first saw your muslin!

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  3. Wow... all of these dresses are fantastic. The belts really make the looks. I like all of the versions. It looks super-comfy and I like the idea of tights with it. Looks like a good work outfit.

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    1. Are you tempted to give the pattern a go Cherie?

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  4. another thank you for co-hosting such a nice sewalong! i'll be sure to refer back to it in my future makes.

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    1. Thank you Cathy, really pleased to hear you'll refer to them in the future!

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  5. this pattern is bloody stonking and so are everyone's makes I need to be on it like a car bonnet!

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  6. Ok I must admit I wasn't a big fan of this pattern but that chambray version has totally sold me! I love a cha,bray dress and that is like chambray perfection.

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    1. We'll make a convert of you still Kat ;o)

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    2. It's an ace pattern, you really should consider it. I love the chambray too, and this is one of my most favourite makes

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