A Vision of Pink (Puce) & Aubergine

Added May 11, 2010

by suzetewilliams

Linslade, United...

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Description

This dress is made using Butterick Pattern 5457 (picture attached). I used a crepe backed satin for both the main dress and contrast. There’s boning in the breast and side seams which I did for the first time, so I’m very proud of it even though it’s not perfect. I had a little difficulty with the zipper in the contrast section of the dress as it is ruched and therefore thicker.

Hope you like it.

Material Notes

Satin
Taffeta lining
Boning
Zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Satin, Taffeta

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    Jan 6, 2011, 08.01 PMby asf

    You did a really nice job. i’m trying to design a dress with the waist ruching like that and something just isn’t working out right on it. i’m going to need to buy a pattern for the directions on doing that. (I think much of my problem may have to do with a poorly shaped midriff pattern piece for the sake of ruching.)

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    May 12, 2010, 11.21 AMby robygiup

    Lovely!!!

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    May 12, 2010, 08.03 AMby emilie6709

    I love the colours and pleats. It’s a beautiful dress and I bet you are looking forward to wearing it. :-)

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      May 12, 2010, 01.26 PMby suzetewilliams

      Thank you, but it’s for a friend of mine unfortunately. I picked the colours and pattern because she likes my fashion style, but now I want one too (though my boobs are too heavy for the corset – lol).

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      May 12, 2010, 01.46 PMby emilie6709

      Your friend’s lucky!!! I wish my friends would make me clothes! :-)
      I guess you’ll have to make another one for yourself then…

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