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Double Twisted

Added Jul 3, 2013

by heatherrique

Southern, Califo...






Dress with lower pleated front, double twist upper bodice
This dress came from a Vogue pattern #1327 with 49-step instructions that I decreased to less than half of that due to using a knit and my modifications.

There were 13 pleats below the front bodice.

my blog post

Material Notes

Rayon knit lined with some type of black lightweight mesh





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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.49 PMby trploceanmoon

    You look lovely :-) You did an awesome job. Why do Vogue patterns have to be so complicated really?? I love that you reduced the steps down! You rock! Take that Vogue! LOL!

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    Jul 6, 2013, 12.50 AMby Virginia's Daughter

    Love a houndstooth print! The bigger, the better! Very nice.

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      Jul 7, 2013, 02.58 PMby heatherrique

      Thank you, Godsgirl! I was not too certain about using houndstooth, but it seemed to work out fine.

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    Jul 5, 2013, 10.56 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    The twisting looks much better than in original and the choice of fabrics is winsome because unexpected for such a dress. Very nice.

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      Jul 5, 2013, 11.50 PMby heatherrique

      Thank you for your sweet feedback, Staroks!

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    Jul 4, 2013, 08.21 PMby cathysews

    Hi heather, this is really lovely, great job.

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    Jul 4, 2013, 07.30 AMby camis

    Very nice. I’ve just seen a similar dress on a TV show and I was wondering where I could find a pattern. Yours is fitted so much better than the picture in Vogue. The original looks as if it’s on a hanger not on a woman.

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      Jul 5, 2013, 05.50 AMby heatherrique

      Thank you, Camis! If you don’t mind the question, what show did you see a similar style?

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      Jul 5, 2013, 07.45 AMby camis

      I’ve seen it in “The bold and the beautiful”. I get sewing ideas from that show sometimes.
      On this page you can see the dress I am talking about.

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      Jul 5, 2013, 11.51 PMby heatherrique

      Thank you for the link, camis!

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    Jul 3, 2013, 10.41 PMby Mary Athey

    oh heather i just love this, i really think your version is so much nicer than the origonal. this dress suits you so well and you look hot to trot x

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      Jul 3, 2013, 11.51 PMby heatherrique

      Thank you, Mary! You are too kind!

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    Jul 3, 2013, 09.11 PMby liliv-1

    Pretty dress! I love the twist and the fabric you used!

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