A TNT in NYC Designer Tweed

This dress is all about the “famous NYC designer” fabric that I chose for it.  I did add some pink piping to bring out the pink flecks in the fabric but I knew when I found it in the designer aisle at Mood NYC, that I was going to use my TNT dress pattern for it.

 
Tweed Dress
Some stats:
Fabric ~
2 yards designer tweed fabric
 
Notions ~
20″ metallic zipper
pink piping
pink rayon bemberg lining
black rayon seam tape
pink rayon seam tape
bias binding
1/4 yard black lightweight interfacing
 
Construction Techniques:
All of the construction techniques are contained in this post on my blog.
 
Extra Features:
My TNT dress is a basic silhouette that gets its distinction by adding a few design elements.  For this version, I started with a fantastic piece of fabric then I added an exposed zipper in the back and some bright pink piping.
 
Tweed dress
 
I love the versatility of this dress…
 
Tweed Dress
Back view with exposed zipper
Tweed Dress
Worn with pink cardigan and belt
 
Tweed Dress
Dress worn like a jumper with a black turtleneck
It was wonderful to work with this fabric.  I ended up with a very versatile dress that can be worn alone or with other pieces. 
 
…as always more later!
 

Editor’s note: We sold out of Carolyn’s fabric, but we have lots more wool tweeds available in our stores and online.

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Comments


  • Erica B.
    October 22, 2012

    Love this dress Carolyn! A tweed dress with an exposed zipper is one of my favorite styles. And I think it looks great belted.

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Erica, I’m only following in your amazing footsteps! Thanks for leading the way!

  • Cidell
    October 22, 2012

    Love it. Love the piping and how it brings out the colors. Love how substansial the fabric is too. Love love love the pink 😉

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      I knew you would love the pink but its what called to me when I picked it out!

  • Amanda S.
    October 22, 2012

    Lovely dress on you, Carolyn! Piping is one of my favorite little details to add to a garment.

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks Amanda, and I hope that my piped garment is in the same league as sme of yours are because you do amazing work!

  • Diana Deap
    October 22, 2012

    AS usual, Carolyn has a winner. Love the tweed, the piping and the versatility.

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks Diana, your kind comments are so appreciated!

  • Ginger
    October 23, 2012

    Super, super cute! Love the exposed zipper detail– it keeps this looking fresh!

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks Ginger!

  • oonaballoona
    October 23, 2012

    I LURVE that first photo. Yes gloves. This is delicious… In my mind it can go from work to fabulous nightlife, am I delusional?

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Miss Oona, delusional is never a word that I would use to describe you so thanks! And the gloves were fun, right?

  • Marla
    October 24, 2012

    This is so cute. The contrasting pink piping is a nice touch. I like the 1st picture – the unbelted look. It looks fun and youthful.

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks Marla, I appreciate it!

  • Laura
    October 31, 2012

    Great versatile dress/and to wear as a jumper is brilliant. You took just an Oh hum pattern and made it your own, with the exposed zipper, then the pink pipping…..a winner!
    Beautifully made!

    • Carolyn
      November 2, 2012

      Thanks Laura!