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Cynthia Steffe Dress

Added May 7, 2010

by chillwear

Cameron Park, Ca...






This dress took FOREVER to make, ok well maybe not forever, but longer then I would have liked. Very detailed, piping, boning. It’s lined and also has a separate foundation that requires more lining… I bought piping (2-pkgs), on the pattern it shows piping you make. The pattern runs large, I had to take it in which I rarely have to do with Vogue. It’s a new pattern- Cynthia Steffe Vogue #1174

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    Apr 23, 2011, 05.41 PMby emilief

    gorgeous dress!

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    May 9, 2010, 05.46 PMby sunnyb64

    The dress looks lovely! And I like the fabric. (At least I’d better, because I bought the exact same fabric last weekend! How was it to work with?)

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      May 9, 2010, 09.26 PMby chillwear

      The fabric frays like crazy. I did a lot of serging, other then that it’s easy to work with. Are you making this dress out of the same fabric? I just thought the fabric was perfect for this pattern.

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      May 10, 2010, 11.05 PMby sunnyb64

      I’m not making this pattern— I’m going to be using it for Simplicity 2359 (a maxi-dress.) It looked like a good print and amount of drape for a longer skirt too. So it’ll be interesting to compare that to the more tailored style of your dress. (Once I get it done, since I have a couple of other things in the queue that I’ll probably need to make first…)

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    May 8, 2010, 06.22 AMby ladysophie

    I love this dress SO much! Especially the bodice!! its so beautiful!!

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      May 8, 2010, 06.24 AMby ladysophie

      yours is better than the original!!

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    May 8, 2010, 04.00 AMby eau-sewgreen

    This is very pretty. I also love the dark piping.

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    May 8, 2010, 12.54 AMby pixxxiepie

    Outstanding show! So well tailored and crisp. It has this wonderful 1950’s grace and the material just adds to the classic beauty. Great job!!

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    May 7, 2010, 09.04 PMby nglalala

    Beautiful dress!! I LOVE this pattern! I have it but I’m looking for the right fabric… :)

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    May 7, 2010, 08.37 PMby lovezoe

    Absolutely stunning! I love the fabric

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    May 7, 2010, 06.27 PMby msgems

    I just got this pattern too… I also bought the bigger sizes too and now am thinking I might have made a mistake! What size did you make can I ask? Your version is great, I love the material …I cant wait to start on mine now! :-)

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    May 7, 2010, 03.00 PMby Erin E

    Love it!! And great fabric choice! The black piping makes it look so sophisticated!

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    May 7, 2010, 01.44 PMby corduroycoat

    I really like your version, the green with black piping really pops! I envy your patience!

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    May 7, 2010, 09.59 AMby oinochoe

    fabric and pattern, together it`s a pefect team, good choice, very well done

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    May 7, 2010, 09.42 AMby anajan

    Well all the work paid off – the dress is amazing. Well done!

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    May 7, 2010, 08.36 AMby suzetewilliams

    To be honest I like yours better than Vogue’s own. You did a fabulous job and the choice of fabric and print was very wise. I’ve got to say that I’ve almost bought this pattern several times now, but there’s something in the way the model is standing or something, that I give up on the idea each time – lol. I will buy it now that I’ve seen your project. I hope you’re REALLY REALLY proud. Thank you for sharing it with us. :-)

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    May 7, 2010, 08.29 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I have this pattern too, I hope I didn’t buy it too large now that you say it runs large, oh well, well see. Yours is fabulous and great fabric choice!

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    May 7, 2010, 03.44 AMby chelsea888

    that fabric is magnificent! is it a regular broadcloth or is it heavier?

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      May 7, 2010, 04.09 AMby chillwear

      The fabric is heavier, it has a texture to it in (like a jacquard). I bought it at Joann fabric.

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    May 7, 2010, 02.42 AMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    i have this pattern..just have yet to make it. it looks absolutely gorgeous, i love the fabric! :]

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    May 7, 2010, 02.17 AMby nadia42

    Love the fabric!! Beautiful dress :)

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    May 7, 2010, 02.00 AMby deniedd

    I saw this pattern at my local store!~ So gorgeous. You’re making me consider getting it now!~

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    May 7, 2010, 01.49 AMby carolyn-s

    Stunning! This is one I’m also planning to make for our summer (seems a long way away right now…) You’ve done a magnificent job. The contrasting black piping is a beautiful touch.

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      May 7, 2010, 08.30 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      So true about Summer, please come back… :)

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    May 7, 2010, 01.11 AMby bre

    looks great!!! i saw the pattern the other day i think i might have to pick it up

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    May 7, 2010, 12.29 AMby Jodi Wade

    I have seen lots of bloggers put this pattern on their wish list but this is the first one I have seen made up. I love the fabric you chose. Is it comfortable to wear?

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