electric blue

Added May 11, 2010

by fabricaddict

Durban, South Af...

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This is my new wedding dress (to wear to others’ weddings!). Months ago I saw KatieC’s Cynthia Rowley’s black ruffle dress and I fell in love with that big neck ruffle. The pattern was only available in South Africa about 6 months later so I made this dress for my oldest friend’s wedding in March and have since worn it to another wedding, and hope to wear it again soon! I must be honest – the fit of this pattern really gave my grief – I just don’t find Simplicity’s patterns fit me well?! and I hate that so often the necklines and arms don’t have proper facings but rather bias strips :-( I had to take the shoulders up on the top, cut the armhole’s lower, the neck was a bit wide and the waist was way too small if I’d cut it to my size!? I am very happy with how it turned out after all that (at times painful) effort, I think this pattern is a real winner other than the fitting issues… I’m not a huge fan of altering and get impatient! so here’s hoping many more wedding bells ring so I get to dance in my electric blue dress.

Material Notes

Blue taffeta (I lined the skirt with ponjee lining)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Mod, Rock
Material
Taffeta

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.04 PMby neama

    I’ve had this pattern for several months now, and bought a gorgeous royal blue taffeta for it – slightly darker than yours. The hints are great & will be a fab help whenever I finally start into it. Well done:)

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    May 16, 2010, 01.09 AMby erdronen

    so pretty! definitely worth the hassle :) I have this pattern and just got some fabric that just could be perfect for it… and I happen to have some weddings coming up… I may just make it up! I love seeing it finished and what a fantastic color (especially on you!). great job!

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    May 13, 2010, 05.22 AMby yesicap416

    love this ..=] i will sooo make this. but i make my own patterns lets see how it goess..!

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    May 12, 2010, 05.35 PMby hyunjoo

    This is beautiful! I made one for a company dinner last year, and I think I like the blue more than the lavender I had made!

    I am in the process of making another with ivory shantung to wear to a family function.

    I was going to make 5 for the bridesmaids, but my sewing mentor is making them :D as her wedding gift … a more than generous gift …!

    Great work!!!

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    May 12, 2010, 02.04 PMby hannahbabesuk

    I have just finished this!!! Taking some pics of it next week!!! I found the sizings funny also but impressed with the final thing.

    Well done you- lovely lovely colour!

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    May 12, 2010, 04.31 AMby sewithought

    I’ve had this pattern in my pile for months now and I had yet to be inspired to work on it but you have definitely changed that!! Super amazing work!!

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    May 12, 2010, 02.15 AMby storres56

    You look great. The color is stunning on you.

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    May 11, 2010, 08.39 PMby sewella

    It turned out fantastic albeit your alterations and annoyance with the pattern! I love the neck ruffle! Another gorgeous creation from you!!

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    May 11, 2010, 08.16 PMby vintagegal

    This turned out beautifully, despite your grief with the pattern! I just bought this pattern myself, and your comments will be very helpful; I also don’t like bias strip facings, so it is nice to know I will have to plan extra time to do this dress my way. Thanks! Kim
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