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Dart dress in purple ponte

Added Sep 24, 2012

by definatalie

Brisbane, Australia






This pattern is lovely to sew up, and is pretty adaptable too! I had to grade this up to a size 60 (I’m regularly an AU 26). I plan on rotating the neckline darts around somewhere to get rid of them and making a straight forward non dart dress too. I removed the hemline darts because I felt like I was going to trip over but sewed them into my muslin and they were cute, I just felt more comfortable not including them.

I used a knit because I wanted a comfy dress, but plan on sewing up another dress in a stiffer fabric to really show off the tailoring.

Material Notes

ponte di roma




Garment Type

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    Apr 16, 2015, 10.40 PMby Marusya Grace

    I love this dress! You look great!!

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    Jul 5, 2014, 01.04 AMby Iseebluesky

    Awesome job! Your dress is very inspiring to me sitting on the fence.

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    Feb 10, 2013, 07.56 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Looking beautiful! Great color too!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 10.27 AMby kihli

    What a wonderful dress and it suits you so well! Love the color, too!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 08.18 AMby emilykate

    You look HOT! And I am loving your doggie :o)

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    Feb 8, 2013, 11.04 PMby laurertheexplorer

    looks great! like yer blog too :)

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    Feb 8, 2013, 08.21 PMby roisins

    You look amazing! I love the colour, well done!

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    Feb 7, 2013, 01.26 PMby treacle-toes

    Looks lovely! Look forward to seeing how the stiffer fabric variation comes out.

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    Feb 7, 2013, 09.14 AMby Solymar

    Looks greats on you!!!

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    Feb 7, 2013, 05.43 AMby nouvellegamine

    I like the unusual darts. The dress looks great on you!

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    Feb 7, 2013, 03.01 AMby annelaporte

    The cut and color are great for you! Excellent choices. I’m not a fan of inside out darts I think they draw attention away from your face and to your waist. When I alter patterns up I struggle with the sleeves, making them too tight or they feel like they are attached backwards, any suggestions to avoid these situations?

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    Nov 28, 2012, 05.15 AMby wendyharvey

    I really like that dress and it looks great on you. I think I will have to get this pattern lol

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    Nov 10, 2012, 03.59 AMby kochipoik

    Wow, what a gorgeous dress on you! The cut and colour are both perfect

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    Sep 25, 2012, 12.02 AMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and the dogs a we cutie x

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    Sep 24, 2012, 11.23 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Looks wonderful in you, love the color (:

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