A Dress A Month Challenge: May

Added Jun 17, 2011

by gatonju

Yucaipa, Califor...

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Description

I found this fabric in Los Angeles for $1.50/yard. It is a navy blue sheer fabric with metallic gold thread and tiny little black velvet polka dots. When I say that description to anyone they usually make an “ick” face because that does sound really awful, but it’s actually quite beautiful.

I used the Anda pattern. I had to line the dress so I hacked the top of the Anda Dress into a sweetheart on the front and back bodice. I also drafted and added flounces to give it a more 40’s feel. The lining was made from left over fabric I had. I am very much in love with the way it all turned out.

Material Notes

“Judith E.Hoover”: http://www.jehoover.com

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 5, 2011, 04.21 PMby carottesauvage

    Waow, that’s great! As Jacquiperdue suggested, it would be nice to see a picture of you waering it!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 05.17 PMby ajoha

    This is amazing! I love it! :)

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    Jun 18, 2011, 04.54 PMby laceumbrella

    Lovely!

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    Jun 18, 2011, 10.32 AMby kelerabeus

    sole description may sound tacky, but the fabric is really amazing! love what you did with the pattern, good job.

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    Jun 18, 2011, 03.09 AMby emily-marie

    gorgeous! I’d really like to see the sleeves on arms too!

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    Jun 17, 2011, 11.16 PMby jacquipardue

    looks great! you need a pic wearing it though so we can see how the sleeves fall ;)

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/a-dress-a-month-challenge-may