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cap sleeved red dress

Added May 8, 2012

by SewingBeauti...

London, United K...

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Description

I really enjoyed the challenge of making this dress and although it definitely isn’t perfect I do love wearing it. It feels quite a sexy dress with a pair of heels and black back seamed tights on. I made it initially for a secret cinema fancy dress event and I needed something 40’s and it kind of fitted the bill with a bit of a change of hair and make-up (I added a pic although you can’t see the dress so well). I had a lot of fitting problems with the dress. It was huge on the top and I had to size it down quite considerably. I know I should have done a muslin but this is something I am not particularly good at! In the end it worked although it isn’t quite as good at the back as it could be. I learnt a lot making this and it’s one of the most challenging dresses I have made so far so I am very proud of it.

Material Notes

Polyester crepe

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Polyester

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    Apr 19, 2014, 10.12 PMby missjackieo

    what a great shape , i love the front bodice part .

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    May 11, 2012, 12.54 AMby SurMesure

    Wow, really love this dress and it looks so great on you! Is this pattern from Burda? Ok I checked your studio and found my answer ;-)

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    May 9, 2012, 02.58 PMby chula123

    You may have had problems with this, but it definitely doesn’t show, quite the opposite: It looks great on you ! Well done

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    May 9, 2012, 10.18 AMby zranitelna

    You look gorgeous! With this dress on and black back seamed tights I bet all the men will hold the door for you (so they can see you from behind!). I don´t wonder!

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      May 9, 2012, 07.38 PMby SewingBeautifully

      :-) thanks! I have to say it worked the last time I wore it. Defintiely a good date dress!

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    May 9, 2012, 07.46 AMby MadeinAmandine

    I wanted to do it last christmas… maybe your project will help me doing it for next ? thank you for sharing anyway ! this dress is so beautiful on you ! you did a great job !

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      May 9, 2012, 07.44 PMby SewingBeautifully

      Thank you. You should definitely give the dress a go, it would look great on you.

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    May 8, 2012, 11.27 PMby schnui

    This lovely dress looks great on you and the colour is gorgeous.

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