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Back in Black

Added Dec 9, 2013

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia






Simplicity 6711 (1975)
I rarely wear black these days, but since the silly season is upon us, it’s time for an LBD.
I originally cut and added the collar piece but it just didn’t sit or look right. Time to create the ole trusted bias binding. Now I think the dress has more of a 40’s look about it!
Another change I made was using the facing for sleeves, worked a treat!
These photos were from a farewell for a work colleague, I just happen to borrow her pressie which matched my outfit!
Always co-ordinated…

Material Notes

2 mtrs Crepe back satin
45cm Zip




Garment Type

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    Dec 17, 2013, 08.45 PMby janul

    Great dress!

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    Dec 11, 2013, 09.39 AMby alekat

    incredible! you look divine in it!

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    Dec 10, 2013, 07.25 AMby cathysews

    Gorgeous dress and I love your shoes!

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      Dec 11, 2013, 12.19 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers, I love my shoes too!

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    Dec 9, 2013, 06.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wonderful dress and it looks very cool together with the orange! love your shoes :-))

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      Dec 11, 2013, 12.20 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers Ellen. Lovin’ orange!

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    Dec 9, 2013, 01.27 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress and style

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    Dec 9, 2013, 12.58 PMby schnui


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      Dec 11, 2013, 12.21 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers Schnui

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    Dec 9, 2013, 10.44 AMby Mary Athey

    This is a lovely shaped dress on you ronnielee. You look lovely and i love the orange with it. The patterns fabulous and i am so envious x

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      Dec 11, 2013, 12.23 AMby ronnielee

      It’s not a bad shape for moi, does flatter bits that need help!! Pattern is a g8 score. Will use and make a dif variation.Naugth to be envious about. xx

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      Dec 11, 2013, 06.34 AMby Mary Athey

      I’m envious of your vintage patterbs ronnielee and you do make the most fabulous dresses etc from them. I screen captured the front of your dress pattern to see if i have anything similiar i could use. Its one fabulous dress and you looked smashing in it x

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