Filipinana Dress

Added Dec 13, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...

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Description

My dad’s 70th birthday theme was traditional Filipino attire. This is why I have these exaggerated butterfly sleeves. Imelda wears it and that’s why I’m wearing it. I used a very simple pattern: McCall’s M6201. I like the fit and I just extended the pattern from knee length to floor length. The fabric is a satin blend and thank goodness it did not fray. The whole thing is lined.

I also made my sister’s red dress from the same pattern.
Rhonda of Rhonda’s Creative Life deserves credit for advice on how to make those sleeves.

Material Notes

2 yards satin, 22 inch zip, 2 yards lining.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Satin

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    Dec 26, 2013, 02.34 PMby baum

    what stunning dresses! both you and your sister look great!!

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      Dec 26, 2013, 11.00 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Dec 23, 2013, 07.49 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! You both look stunning and both dresses are fabulous. I love the white fabric. I’m sure your dad was so proud of you both x

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      Dec 26, 2013, 11.00 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Mary! I made sister’s dress at the very last minute. Thankfully it got done without a hitch. Dad was happy!

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    Dec 22, 2013, 10.01 PMby pamchar

    Lovely dresses!! You and your sister are so beautiful! Great choice of fabric!!!

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      Dec 26, 2013, 11.01 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Pam!

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