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Coral Cloud 1952 dress

Added Jun 27, 2011

by Fipp

Dallas, Texas, U...






This dress is Butterick 4790 which is retro ’52 dress.It is a sheath-and-overskirt look dress, which is very pretty and nice, however; you do run into the problem of the dress separating whilst you walk.
I made it out of cotton and contrast bias tape which I like because it is very easy to do.
This is a dream dress and I will be making more!!!
The only alteration I made was to take in the front bodice and add a bow.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Aug 14, 2011, 01.02 AMby clh

    Thanks for the idea of the pleats in the front. I’ve been stewing over how to fix this dress without ripping all of the bias tape out and starting over, and your idea may have saved the day! Thanks again!

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    Jul 10, 2011, 01.56 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Thank you for the idea for the pleat in the front. I plan to do this dress in the next few weeks- just need to get to the fabric store to find the right stuff!. I love the colours you chose, very cute. Nice work!

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      Jul 10, 2011, 02.09 AMby Fipp

      Thank you so much!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 08.53 PMby MissHickory

    Wow! what a dress! The bow in the front is great!!

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      Jul 4, 2011, 12.06 AMby Fipp

      thanks!! :)

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    Jun 29, 2011, 03.15 PMby kittydarling

    Did you put the bow on to fix the wonky neckline? I made this dress as well and I had to put a pleat in the back to take in the neck because it was huge. P.S. I really love the colors you used, very sweet!

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      Jun 29, 2011, 03.48 PMby Fipp

      Yeah, the neckline was really wonky so I pleated the front and then added a bow to cover it.
      Thank you!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 06.54 AMby janetheclerk

    this is lovely! i have this pattern, and have been thinking about making it for a long time. i will take it out again, and see if i can’t resurrect it in time for summer.

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    Jun 28, 2011, 01.14 AMby Fipp

    Thank you all for such lovely posts!!! Merci!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 10.42 PMby kimberlyferencz

    It is so nice to see this dress in real life. I have had this pattern in my drawer for years and have been wondering what the final garment would look like.

    Great job! Love the contrast!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.55 PMby skeeler

    This is really pretty; great job!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.51 PMby fanettemdb

    j’aime beaucoup cette robe, très jolie!!! beau travail ;)

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    Jun 27, 2011, 09.13 PMby sarahuk4

    I love these dresses, yours is really cute and love the contrast of the binding. I really need to buy this pattern and make one for myself.

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      Jun 27, 2011, 09.40 PMby Fipp


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