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Cassie's dress.

Added Dec 29, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






An adaption of a really old pattern …. Vogue 7610 from probably several pattern number rotations ago. I chose this pattern because it has straight side seams for the following reason; to preserve that gorgeous print as much as possible I laid the dress pieces down overlapping the right side seams and cut out the dress as one piece, eliminating the right side seam. Also, instead of several fiddly little pieces for the neckline and armhole facing I cut the bodice facing as one piece also, eliminating the side seams. The natural selvedge was left in place to act as the lower edge of the bodice facing. The dress is loose-fitting enough so I sewed up the left side seams and the dress can be just slipped over her head; no closure necessary.
The lower hem is hand slip-stitched invisibly in place.
The front was drafted to have wide shoulders gathered into the back shoulder, I redrafted to make the shoulders the same width, eliminating the need for gathering. There was just enough fabric for a narrow obi-style belt with long skinny ties.

also on my blog here

Material Notes

printed silk




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.02 AMby lennert

    That fabric it’s just amazing! The colours are so nice and I like the pattern as well… You look stunning!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 11.54 PMby schnui

    I love the simplicity of this dress and I think you did the fabric justice by making it in this style. Cassie looks stunning in it.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 03.34 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    beautiful, nothing works better with an espectacular fabric as yours than a simply, well constructed pattern, congratulations you did amazingly right!!!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 12.23 PMby tessi

    Simply stunning!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 11.41 AMby Priscilla Folley

    That is really beautiful: the fabric, the dress, the way you worked the pattern to make everything work. Congratulations and please wear it often! =)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 10.11 AMby mccit

    really really nice. and i love the fabric. well done!!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 08.48 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a gorge. dress and the silk print is to die for! i love it!!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 07.58 AMby Mary P.

    Beautiful fabric and lovely dress!

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