„Lady in Red“

Added May 6, 2013

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria

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This time was first the pattern. I saw it on Vogue V8744
and I felt in love with this elegance the dress emanates. I knew also that it would be a fine wool fabric (it is a double-face), but which colour???

On the one hand, I liked the red on the Vogue picture, on the other hand, red was never my favourite colour. I wanted rather a bright tangerine red, but they didn´t have it in may favourite store, so I took this “vogue-red” – interestingly the camera captured not the real red, but the red of my imagination :-) (in reality it´s not so bright).

As always, there wasn´t a size that fitted me completely, so I mixed 6, 10 and 12.
At the end it was too big on the waist and I had to sew more fabric into the back center.
Also it builted a bulk on my belly, so I had to rip the front seam several times.

This pattern is rated as “easy” but for me it wasn´t so easy.
The dress is fully lined, it looks simply much better as without lining.

I´m not very happy about these curved seams, because the fabric is waving around them. I could iron much of these waves out, but not all of them.
Anyway, I hope a not professional eye doesn´t see those imperfections, because now I like wearing this dress and at the end I think I like the red too…

Material Notes

Pure double-face wool

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Wool

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    May 7, 2013, 01.48 PMby Moimisie

    Great dress Cris! I was just thinking about a red dress the other day…. even though I love red, I’ve never had the guts to try a full red dress… I think you’ve persuaded me to give it a try! It fits you beautiful!

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      May 7, 2013, 01.56 PMby cris orange

      ooooh, I´m happy to have inspired you :) yes, you should give it a try, you will see, you will love it!

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    May 7, 2013, 09.44 AMby freakusbzzz

    What a teeny tiny waist you have!!

    Great dress. I love wearing red/.

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      May 7, 2013, 01.44 PMby cris orange

      well, according to the vogue size table, I have a huge waiste :) I think, red is slowly becoming also one of my favourite colours…

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    May 7, 2013, 04.17 AMby leokadia

    Eine tolle Arbeit, die Fortschritte sind beachtlich!

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      May 7, 2013, 05.28 AMby cris orange

      danke leokadia :)

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    May 7, 2013, 12.22 AMby Angie H

    OMG! You look fabulous and the dress is amazing!

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    May 6, 2013, 08.46 PMby liliv-1

    You look like a model with this elegant dress and the sexy red pumps. It’s stunning and maybe you must rethink it about red:)

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      May 6, 2013, 08.55 PMby cris orange

      thank you liliv! I think I now like red a little bit more then before… the pumps, well, they are just good for the photo shooting, they are very difficult to walk in… :-)

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    May 6, 2013, 08.46 PMby liliv-1

    You look like a model with this elegant dress and the sexy red pumps. It’s stunning and maybe you must rethink it about red:)

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    May 6, 2013, 08.45 PMby asperge11

    Wow! It looks amazing!!

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      May 6, 2013, 08.52 PMby cris orange

      thank you so much!

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    May 6, 2013, 07.59 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous cris. the reds stunning and it suits you so well . fabulous work as always x

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      May 6, 2013, 08.50 PMby cris orange

      thank you mary, I´m glad you like it!

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