Katy Elliott

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Plaid and Floral Summer Dresses @APC

Posted on | June 10, 2009 | 3 Comments

apc: madras collection

I’ve been thinking about these adorable summer dresses designed by A.P.C. obsessively for the past 24 hours. Lovely Chelsea over at Frolic! posted them last week.

The more I stare at the dresses I have visions of myself sewing similar versions. I can’t say I’ve made really anything besides a pillow but why not give it a try? I found two cute dress patterns on Simplicity’s website. I just need to find a pattern that looks more like the button shirt dress version on the left. I think what I love most about the dresses is the fabric. Feels vintage and totally 70’s. Does anyone know any great madras plaid sources online?

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3 Responses to “Plaid and Floral Summer Dresses @APC”

  1. Melissa
    June 14th, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    I just bought that Cynthia Rowley pattern. I'm using the one with the cinched waist as inspiration to create my own version of a $300+ Tucker dress. I've made dresses for my girls, but never grown-up clothing. Fingers crossed. For fabric, you might want to check out Denver Fabrics. The site is enormous, but they have a great selection (although I'm not sure what they carry as far as madras goes). Good luck!


  2. Melissa
    June 14th, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    You might check out the Built by Wendy patterns I've linked to here, also on the Simplicity site – she has a button-front dress that I'm thinking you can easily adjust to be sleeveless.



  3. {Tara}
    June 16th, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    These patterns are just so perfect!! I wish I could sew…the APC versions are wonderful, but just too pricey!


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