burning up!

Added Dec 29, 2011

by imogens

Melbourne, Austr...

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This, friends, is my favourite of all the dresses I’ve sewn, or even owned, for that matter. It just makes me feel amazing. I particularly love wearing it to conferences which, in my line of work, consist mainly of middle aged men wearing boring suits and saying boring things. It’s probably a bit perverse of me, but swanning about in this among them cracks me right up!

For all that it’s just a super basic 60’s sheath (Simplicity 4602), done here in Verrrrry Expensive but lovely Italian wool from Tessuti. Since it was such a simple dress I put a lot of care into the construction, making balanced darts and the like.

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Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Wool

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    Jan 3, 2012, 01.13 AMby redslippers

    saucy lady!! absolutely gorgeous. the fit is just stunning!!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 11.40 PMby JuliaBobbin

    Oh I love it! You look like Joan from Mad Men! What’s the name of the fabric from Tessuti?

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    Dec 29, 2011, 11.35 AMby janene

    Very well made and perfectly fitted. Simply gorgeous!

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      Dec 29, 2011, 01.18 PMby imogens

      Thank you! The funny thing is I barely needed to make any fit alterations to the pattern at all – just slightly shortened the bust darts and fin!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.07 AMby Handicrafteria *

    absolutely stunning! that’s exactly what i was looking for to sew next for myself! thanks for inspiration :)

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      Dec 29, 2011, 01.19 PMby imogens

      Cheers! Glad to be of help, and I look forward to seeing yours!

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