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african (party) dress

Added Jun 24, 2009

by eressea

Orlando, Florida...






the african dress pattern, but with a little variation. that’s the actual length of the pattern. I lined the top, and added ribbon on the neckline (although i wish i’d used bias tape). I plan to wear this to my rehearsal dinner.

Material Notes

silk charmeuse from fabric.com
ribbons and zipper from craft stores




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Ethnic




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    Nov 30, 2010, 05.37 PMby sewobsessed

    This dress is too stinkin’ cute! I love the fabric and the fit is perfect!

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    Jul 15, 2010, 04.25 PMby yvonne43

    I LOVE this dress! You did a wonderful job…I making one for me and one for my daughter!! :)

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    May 4, 2010, 05.40 PMby kristenpage

    love it!

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    Dec 22, 2009, 06.48 PMby ojglo1

    this is really nice… its interesting to know that African fabric can be used for designs such at this…:D. am going to try this out

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    Jun 27, 2009, 09.31 PMby Makita

    I Love it!!… it’s just beautiful.. the colors and the shape!…

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    Jun 25, 2009, 03.41 AMby anajan

    Hey, tell us what was the party like. The dress is really cute, and the fit is excellent. It is so interesting seeing other people’s variations – I cropped the pattern pieces to save the paper and to reduce the number of pages I would have to scan. But I really like it as a knee length dress.

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    Jun 24, 2009, 03.26 PMby jmgordon52

    That’s a great dress! It fits you perfectly, giving you a nice hourglass shape. Fun :)

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    Jun 24, 2009, 10.46 AMby parisgirl-1

    Gorgeous material and such a lovely shape on you. A really fab dress!

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