The Staple Dress in denim

It is Kids Clothes Week and I love seeing what my sewing friends have been making for their kids! Even though I cannot join in the fun this time round, I would like to share a little something I made for the Big Kid in the family - me!


Oh yeah baby! I sewed for myself again! I made the Staple Dress. I have seen so many wonderful Staple dresses (like here, here and here) that just had to make one. I bought the pattern from Indie Stitches, an Aussie based on-line boutique that offers a great range of indie patterns. For Australian buyers shipping is free - bonus!

OK, back to my dress. I actually made it a few weeks ago when it was still hot, since we are heading into Autumn I didn't want to make a summer dress. My Staple dress is made out of very lightweight denim. It is not one of the suggested fabrics, but I figured it wouldn't look out of place during cooler months. Just imagine it paired up with boots, a cardigan and maybe a scarf.


My bust - waist - hips measurements put me in sizes XS - S - S. Since I am planning on layering the dress over cooler months (and have no idea how to 'marry' two sizes) I made my dress in size S.


I must have got lost in translation at some point and converted inches into centimetres wrong hence ended up with a very wide neckline. Oops!



Please let me introduce my personal stylist to you all. While I was getting ready Little Monkey played with my jewellery box. She fell in love with a pair of earrings she found in there and wanted me to wear them. I bought these earrings from a talented local crafter Melissa. Melissa has so many beautiful things to offer!




My young stylist and I enjoy monkeying around together, even in public.




Oh I can imagine a few more Staple dresses in my wardrobe in the future! They are so easy to make and so comfy to wear!


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  1. Oh my Jenya - this is soooo fabulous!! I haven't been convinced enough to buy this pattern yet, but I've just changed my mind after seeing this denim version. It looks fantastic on you :)

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    1. Thank you very much Renee :) I think I will make 10 more Staple dresses when it gets warmer! I thought you have already made it and then realised you made the date dress, and I now want that pattern, too hehe So I guess we can blame/thank each other for buying more patterns :)

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  2. You look fabulous in your new denim dress, Jenya!!! The style really suits you and the neckline looks good. I don't think it's too wide.

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  3. Yay... I love it Jenya! You look great and the wide neck opening looks perfect. I haven't sewn the staple dress yet but always love how they turn out! I love it in denim!

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    1. Thank you Teresa - just getting to comments now. Moving house is a big task, hey!

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  4. That color really lights up your eyes! The staple dress is super easy and comfy. I've made three and they are all different!

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    1. Yes, the pattern can be jazzed up easily! I think different fabrics will make it look different as well.

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  5. You look great! I like the wide neckline, looks breezy in summer, great for layering in fall. How sweet your daughter wants to pick the accessories for you...when mine finds something she likes, she wants them for herself!

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    1. haha I htink I was lucky LM wanted me to wear those earrings! She would usually say they are hers!

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  6. Turned out really nice! I like it with the belt you chosen.

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    1. Thank you :) I felt so out of place buying the belt! I don't shop for myself often anyway, but since LM arrived I hardly ever go shopping (playing is heaps more fun if you ask me). I feel either too young or too old for most of the things I see in shops.

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  7. That's a gorgeous dress Jenya!

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    1. Thank you very much :) It is nice to be able to make soemthing wearable :)

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  8. It looks wonderful!! I love denim dresses, and it looks so good on you!

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    1. Thank you Kim. I think I am going through a denim phase - just can't get enough of it!

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  9. Wow! Nice to see pictures of you! The dress looks great!!! And of course I'm flattered to see that LM wears her Louisa dress! :)

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    1. Thank you Marte :) LM practically lived in her Louisa dress right until it got colder. She has a few favourites that she wants to wear again and again, and I am supper happy all but one of them are mummy-made :)

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  10. This is a beautiful dress! The denim was the perfect fabric choice (never let pattern recommendations get in the way, I say!)
    I imagine you're layering it up already but the looking at those pictures reminded me of warmer days. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you very much. I just recently unpack the dress. It needs quick ironing and it will be ready for me to wear it - with boots and a cardi for sure! We had frost on grass this morning, and it is only May!

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  11. I LOVE this dress on you! What a fantastic job. The wider neckline is perfect for summer, too. I've had this pattern since
    last Summer, but this has inspired me to actually sew it up.

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    1. Thank you Janelle :) I thought about buying this pattern for over a year, and made the dress as soon as I finally bought it :) it is such an easy dress to make, and it is very very comfy!

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  12. Very nice job! That is a great shape and color for you.

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    1. Thank you Angela. I am currently developing a strong appreciation for denim :) Just love it!

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