Cherry Picking Sunday

Added Sep 2, 2009

by jennifereliz...

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

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

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Satin, Tulle

Credits

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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