Natural and chocolate linen polonaise

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SarahMiller42
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Natural and chocolate linen polonaise

Postby SarahMiller42 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:26 pm

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I based this dress on this existing one http://www.manchestergalleries.org/the- ... =755331815 only I used chocolate linen for the skirt.
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Re: Natural and chocolate linen polonaise

Postby Miss Cindy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:59 am

I like the choice of fabric. I know linen is bad about wrinkling, but for some reason, I think it is just fine, wrinkled and ironed. I love the matching hat! Your ensemble looks lovely.
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Re: Natural and chocolate linen polonaise

Postby MaryGode » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:36 am

How lovely! I agree about the linen, rumpled or ironed, it's just so nice. I love the neutral color.
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Re: Natural and chocolate linen polonaise

Postby rajani » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:47 pm

LOVE the hat! I'm stealing this style for my next dress!!!! :D
SarahMiller42
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Re: Natural and chocolate linen polonaise

Postby SarahMiller42 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:15 pm

I love this skirt because as it is undecorated linen, after a couple wearings or if it gets dirty from being drug in dusty gravel, I can just toss it in the wash. I don't iron it after I take it out from the dryer. (I would was the polonaise but with the steel bones, I haven't braved it yet.)

The hat, I adapted the Stovepipe hat form "From the Neck Up" by Denise Dreher. I scaled up the pattern to fit my head and then played with the paper pattern until I got a slight slope to the sides. Then I used the same techniques from Heather's hat pattern and made my hat.

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