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Custom 50's dress for a client

Added Jun 24, 2011

by corinaladue

San Ramon, Calif...






I made this dress based on a dress she bought from me last year. Fully lined, invisible zipper. Gorgeous creamy orange color (I know it looks yellow in the photos). The second pic is the original dress.

Material Notes

bottom weight cotton, poly liner, invisible zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Polyester

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    Jul 11, 2011, 09.29 AMby badaspunkbtch

    I adore this! Great choice in fabricfor the 50’s feel!

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      Jul 11, 2011, 05.09 PMby corinaladue

      Thanks! I know I just love the color. It’s even prettier in person.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 03.32 AMby robotattack

    Very pretty.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 01.39 AMby Timea Schmidt

    This is really pretty! Love the 50’s style, so playful and feminine.

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      Jun 25, 2011, 05.02 PMby corinaladue

      I know! Me too. It’s one of my favorite eras in fashion.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 09.14 PMby kittelisa

    Lovely! Wonderful dress :)

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    Jun 24, 2011, 07.18 PMby sahinajerome

    I love this dress! I feel like it’s the type of dress you walk on the beach wearing while drinking a strawberry smoothie and your dog’s playing with your significant other in the sand .. or something. Haha :)

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      Jun 24, 2011, 08.31 PMby corinaladue

      I like that image actually. :)

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    Jun 24, 2011, 06.54 PMby apfelbluete

    great job! the dress is very cute!

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    Jun 24, 2011, 06.35 PMby Danielle21

    how do i know how wide i should make the skirt

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      Jun 24, 2011, 08.34 PMby corinaladue

      It depends on how full you want the skirt. With this one I cut two panels the width of the fabric (44") I cut one panel in half, sewed the 2 pieces to either side of the other panel and had a long rectangle about 86" or so. After that you just gather it up and sew it on. There are some tutorials on this site relating to gathering that can probably explain better than I can.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 06.24 PMby Danielle21

    i really like this dress where did you get the pattern for it

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      Jun 24, 2011, 06.26 PMby corinaladue

      Hi, I drafted it myself. It’s really simple. The bodice is basically princess seamed and the skirt is a long gathered rectangle. Hope that helps.

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