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50th birthday present for my mum

Added Aug 31, 2013

by Suzanne Ford

Oxford, United K...

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Description

My mum had been wanting me to make her something ‘special’ for a while and I thought, when would be better than for her 50th birthday?
So after some discussion we decided on a fun dress in a bright fabric.
She then decided it would be great to design it with wearing it to my up and coming graduation in mind.
I drafted the pattern for the skirt half of the dress by making an A-line skirt with two inverted pleats on the front and two small pleats on the back. For the skirt to kick out I decided to attach a strip of gathered netting to the bottom part of the lining.
The dress is fully lined and there is an invisible zip down the back.
This is the first garment I have made for someone else, which made the tailoring a lot easier!
It goes well with gold jewellery such as statement necklaces and waist belts.
My mum loves it :)

Material Notes

Cotton dress fabric and lining.
Net

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 1, 2013, 06.32 AMby cathysews

    It’s really lovely and fits like a glove…fab.

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    Aug 31, 2013, 04.20 PMby omgdora

    It’s lovely and your mom looks gorgeous in it :) I agree, lucky mom!

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    Aug 31, 2013, 01.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress! Great job :) Lucky mum!!

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