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An Evening of Beauty

Added Feb 6, 2009

by sew4my3

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






This dress was made for my daughter for a formal event. The dress is navy blue with a sheer yellow sash just below the bust and a brooch pinned through the sheer just below and between the bust area. It was made from an old 1930’s pattern that had to be completely redrafted because it was a size 34 and my daughter is a 29"bust. The navy fabric is a bridal silk and the dress zips on the side.

Material Notes

Navy Bridal silk, yellow sparkle sheer, thread, side zipper and a small brooch




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Satin, Silk

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    Jan 22, 2013, 04.38 PMby Natasabitola


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      Jan 25, 2013, 04.00 PMby sew4my3

      Aww… Thank you!

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    Jun 30, 2009, 01.43 PMby aschlott

    Wow! your daughter is lucky! love it!

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    Jun 11, 2009, 09.25 AMby kayceestudios

    I LOVE your use of the vintage patterns. It is so great to see them in use and makes your creations so unique for today. Nice job!

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      Jan 25, 2013, 04.01 PMby sew4my3

      It is really fun to see the vintage patterns come together. Thanks a bunch!

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    Mar 24, 2009, 08.24 AMby dkocsis45

    wow, this is beautiful! your daughter looks lovely in it.

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    Feb 8, 2009, 01.07 PMby erdronen

    beautiful job! she looks gorgeous in the dress!

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    Feb 7, 2009, 12.28 PMby elfies

    What a gorgeous blue! I truly love this shade of blue – it has such an “optimistic” side to it. I am sure your daughter was happy – she looks very pretty in this dress.

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    Feb 6, 2009, 05.40 PMby dressdummy

    Thank you so much for letting me know you posted a photo of the pattern itself. I was very, very curious about it. I love it. . . I even saved the image in my documents. One of my all time favorite movies is the 1939 version of “The Women.” This pattern reminds me of it.

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    Feb 6, 2009, 04.43 PMby anacaracois

    oh wow! smashing! =D

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    Feb 6, 2009, 03.02 PMby dianacirne

    Really Hollywood! Very nice dress!

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    Feb 6, 2009, 02.16 PMby mjb14

    GOrgeous dress. It looks very beautiful. And I agree that it was pretty cool to use a vintage pattern!

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    Feb 6, 2009, 12.19 PMby hooley

    This is gorgeous and your looks lovely on your daughter! I would never have thought of navy and yellow together but it’s worked so well.

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    Feb 6, 2009, 11.37 AMby dressdummy

    So beautiful. I like the navy & yellow together, and the slope of the sash is so elegant. It’s terribly cool that you used a vintage pattern from the 1930’s!

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    Feb 6, 2009, 11.06 AMby camilaustral

    before i read i was going to say that the navy dress was my favourite of both, now i see that’s the one you made :D

    i love it, the color combination is great and the fabric is very pretty, and she looks super cute

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    Feb 6, 2009, 09.58 AMby onlysonly

    Beautiful! So elegant!

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    Feb 6, 2009, 09.03 AMby anajan

    Lucky daughter you have! The dress is gorgeous, and your daughter looks as a princess. :)

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