Added Sep 2, 2009
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.
Red satin, red tulle with flocked polka dots
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