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    Essex Dress With a Duvet Cover


    Another duvet cover, another summer dress!! this time with my Essex dress pattern!

    I had a lot of fun playing with the stripes, a few things I’d change next time but that’s sometimes how it goes!! This is my Essex dress pattern with 2 edits:

    1. lengthened by about 2 inches (I originally cut it to be mid-calf but then didn’t like it and shortened it lol)

    2. omitted the flutter and/or puffed sleeve! Instead, finish the armholes with a narrow bias tape. I thought it might be too “circus chic” with any sleeve, especially one with volume. And I love the simplicity it has without!


    I’ve styled it with a straw bag and necklace but I plan to layer this up and pair it with stronger accessories as we get into early Fall.



    You can see more about this dress and others I designed for summer in my YouTube video!

    I hope it gives you many ideas to recreate this dress, if you do, tag me on Instagram @sewingandthecity to see it!


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