Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Uniform Project PATTERN!

Check it out!

The dress from The Uniform Project is now for sale here.

But even better than that is the fact that a sewing pattern for the dress has just been released here for $20 (10% of which goes to the Akanksha Foundation that inspired the project.)

And if that was not enough, you can even buy a kit that includes the pattern and 2 yards of their own fabric, a sustainable blend of organic cotton (75%) and silk (25%) in a jacquard weave.

The pattern is created to resemble the new 2.0 version of the Uniform Project dress (seen at right) that Sheena Matheiken and new team member Tara St. James created using the feedback they received about the first dress. This has resulted in a streamlined version with a hidden button placket and a detachable collar, and cuffed sleeves.

So if you loved the dress, you can now make your own version!!

Image: The Uniform Project (U.P.)


amy said...

OMG!! I love this! Such a great project and so fun to see what she did with it everyday. And dare I say it, a really great staple dress. The kind of dress you can easily wear on days you don't feel like getting dressed and then have every person you see compliment you on it!

Thanks for posting this! I totally forgot that they were going to make the dress available!

Noile said...

I ordered the pattern after seeing the post on FabriCate and Mira a couple of days ago, and I'm waiting with baited breath for its arrival -- which will apparently be a whole month!

The covered placket? I'm not so sure about that, but I love the removable collar. I can't wait to begin playing with it!

Antoinette said...

I didn't know this was available -- thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

I really like the idea of this---especially the fabric! I'm tempted to buy the whole kit, but black is just not a color that works well as a year round dress in Texas. Perhaps I'll wait and see what others say of the pattern first.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Very cool! Thanks for pointing it out.

Audrey said...

This dress pattern is a really nice style and it is great that part of the purchase price goes to the foundation. I too would need to lengthen the dress to be able to wear it in public. I wonder how wide the cotton/silk fabric is and if 2 yards is enough to make the dress longer and in my size.