Cocktail-Dress

Added Jan 31, 2013

by peipe

Allschwil, Switz...

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Description

In a movie I had seen an actress with such a dress and I loved it immediately. The teacher of our sewing class made the pattern for me and I went out to buy silk… I got a soft and really nice black silk fabric with which the whole anger started ;) The fabric was extremely slippery and difficult to cut, sew, handle that I started to hate this project. When I was done I wasn’t sure about the result, but I wore it anyway and got a lot of compliments for it.
The pattern was easy but the fabric difficult to handle.

Material Notes

silk

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Silk

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  • Clementine_large

    Feb 1, 2013, 05.32 PMby clementine75

    This dress is so beautiful ! I love it !!

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 05.39 PMby peipe

      Thank you – Merci beaucoup!

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    Feb 1, 2013, 07.02 AMby MojoHollz

    It looks great! I have wokred with a silk like that, such a pain! But the fabric is so gorgeous, your is fabulous! I bet it looked great on you :)

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 07.49 AMby peipe

      Thanks – I am glad hearing that others also had problems with that fabric. It looks great indeed, but I will probably never again use “slippery-silk”. ;)

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    Jan 31, 2013, 09.46 PMby ariation

    It’s beautiful! Good job!

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 07.47 AMby peipe

      Thank you!

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    Jan 31, 2013, 09.35 PMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely.and.i know what.you,mean about this type.of fabric. Its worth the effort though as.the dress.is fab x

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 07.47 AMby peipe

      Thank you – I think I’ve never been more relieved after I finished a project. During the process I even thought about throwing it away. This pattern is so much easier than the red dress you commented on too, but the fabric made the big difference.

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      Feb 1, 2013, 08.06 AMby Mary Athey

      I normally heave a sigh of relief when I manage to finish a difficult item as well.the sence of achievement in finishing.though is great. I still.have some.half finished items though that I gave up.on!! Theres always another day to finish them lol x

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