Saturday, 3 September 2016

The O'Keeffe Dress

American modernist painter, Georgia O'Keeffe is without a doubt one of my favourite painters. 

This dress with its oversized flowers reminds me of her art leading me to call my third project from my fall sewing list, the O'Keeffe dress.  

The O'Keeffe dress found the perfect canvas with Lynn Mizono's loose-fitting pullover dress pattern, Vogue 1410. It is easy to wear and comfortable. The only thing that would make this a perfect dress is pockets.  I still might add some later.  

A few minor changes to the pattern. The shoulder seam and the over-all length of the dress were shortened. Even though I shortened it, it's still near ankle length. Instead of a 3/4" hem, I sewed a one inch hem. I omitted the french seams and went with a serged seam finish. The armholes and neckline were finished with some Stretch 'N Knit tape, turned and top-stitched. And I raised the front neckline about an inch.  

The Stats:  

Fabric:              2.8 metres

Elastic Cord:    1 metre

Cord Stopper:  1

Pattern:            Vogue 1410

Additional Tool & Supplies:  Sewing machine, serger, threads, scissors, thread clippers, buttonholer, cutting table, tailor's chalk, pins, snacks and a wee little break.  

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Hi Graca, this is lovely! I have made this dress with pockets in the side seams which works very well.There is a wonderful Georgia O Keefe exhibition at Tate Modern at the moment.Very inspirational---

  2. The fabric suits the pattern.

    I have actually been thinking about this pattern a lot. May just have to pick it up now that I have seen your version.

    God bless.

  3. Oh, what a wonderful combination!


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