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Art deco Maxi dress

Added Oct 17, 2013

by thewallinna

Dublin , Ireland






I used the maxi dress pattern by Ralph Pink. The pattern is very beautifully drafted: bust darts and four back darts for the shaping, the maxi skirt with the slit in front and the intriguing cut out on the back.

I had some troubles sewing this fabric, especially stitching the cutout and the neckline.The latter has stretched a little bit even though I used the walking foot and tried to be very careful with not pull the fabric. But I will continue sewing with knits to improve my techniques!

To read more about the pattern designer and the dress jump to “my blog”:




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    Feb 9, 2015, 03.09 AMby storres56

    Beautiful dress. ! love the fabric, great choice!

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    Nov 2, 2013, 10.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congratulations Inna with one of the best October projects! :-))

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      Nov 3, 2013, 03.04 PMby thewallinna

      What???? OMG! Thanks :)

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    Oct 27, 2013, 07.04 PMby kirstenlarsen62

    The fabric works so well with the pattern. You look smashing. Nice job.

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    Oct 18, 2013, 04.57 PMby yenny lee

    Sooo lovely :D i love ur art work :D

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    Oct 18, 2013, 04.20 PMby Redsonia

    Inna, what a stunning dress! You used the print to perfection and it looks very sexy on you!

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.06 AMby thewallinna

      Thank you (ノ)´∀`(ヾ)

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    Oct 18, 2013, 05.46 AMby Malin Jönsson

    The dress looks great, u look great! Awesome job :)

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      Oct 18, 2013, 08.52 AMby thewallinna

      Thank you, Malin! I’ve checked you blog and it is beautiful and I am loving your embroidery!

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    Oct 17, 2013, 10.19 PMby cris orange

    This is an absolutely stunning dress & the fabric is amazing!

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    Oct 17, 2013, 09.29 PMby chillwear

    Oh my this dress is amazing, you wear it well. Love, love the fabric!

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    Oct 17, 2013, 07.28 PMby mokosha

    great dress! i love that cutout at the back

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    Oct 17, 2013, 07.04 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress and it’s so lovely on you x

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    Oct 17, 2013, 05.52 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Це і справді витвір мистецтва – всі переваги тканини використані на повну, а розташування купону – оригінальне і незвичне – надае сукні вишуканості та унікальності:-) Very beautiful:-)

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      Oct 18, 2013, 12.42 AMby thewallinna

      Дуже дякую! Так приємно спілкуватися украінською мовою!

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      Oct 18, 2013, 03.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Будь ласка; і мені також:-)

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    Oct 17, 2013, 05.26 PMby lascuatreras

    Love the fabric! and the design for it. Fits you beautifully.

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    Oct 17, 2013, 01.51 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very nice, great fabric!

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    Oct 17, 2013, 01.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is so Wonderful Inna!! I love how you have used the fabric and the style suits you so well ;) Looking forward to your next three garments – great choises :)

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      Oct 17, 2013, 01.44 PMby thewallinna

      Thanks, Ellen! Since you like interesting designs, you should also check out Ralph Pink’s patterns!

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      Oct 17, 2013, 02.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I had a look at RP – very nice! thanx! ;-)

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    Oct 17, 2013, 11.24 AMby byVA

    What a great dress! I love the fabric…(and you are new person with different colour and hairstyle, reminding me of Annie Lennox… it looks great)

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      Oct 17, 2013, 11.49 AMby thewallinna

      Thank you! hihi ;-) I would have never thought about Annie Lennox! Especially not with my singing skills ;)

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