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Cherry Picking Sunday

Added Sep 2, 2009

by jennifereliz...

Melbourne, Austr...






I made this juicy cherry coloured dress for a wedding, basically tweaking a Simplicity summer dress pattern (3774) to turn it into a cocktail number.

I used red tulle with flocked spots over red satin. Knowing how slippery and nightmarish satin can be to sew, I actually found that using the tulle made it much easier as it really gave the fabric some traction. For the bodice section I basted the tulle and satin together and sewed as per the pattern instructions. I wanted the skirt section to flow freely though so I sewed the satin and tulle layers like seperate skirts, basting them and then sewing them together at the top only. Using a “baby-locker” I finished off the satin hem while leaving the tulle raw. I improved a bit of a sash and slipped a diamate buckle to give it some jazz.

Material Notes

Red satin, red tulle with flocked polka dots




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Vintage
Satin, Tulle


Simplicity pettern

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    Jan 11, 2010, 02.50 PMby carolinam

    love it love it love it!!!!!!

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    Sep 23, 2009, 06.02 PMby Anna Perkins

    I love this dress! So sweet and…red. =]

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    Sep 5, 2009, 07.30 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is incredible, so glamorous!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 11.45 AMby badkitty-1

    I really, really love this. What an amazing colour. x

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    Sep 3, 2009, 03.24 AMby littlecottondresses

    Lovely dress

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    Sep 3, 2009, 01.04 AMby emilykate

    So pretty!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 11.50 AMby lovelypolly

    wow. !!! your cocktail version worked out very well. a beauiful dress!!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 09.34 AMby anajan

    Gorgeous dress. I agree with victorS, the color suits the model.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 07.52 AMby victors

    Beautiful dress, the colour fits it perfectly!

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