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Gugulethu Dress

Added Sep 1, 2009

by motozulli

Brooklyn, New Yo...




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I made this dress on a commission from my friend for his bride-to-be (unfortunately, it got lost in the mails, but that’s another story). It is made of a cotton/lycra satinette printed with those gorgeous, HUGE yellow roses. I found it at Paron Fabrics on 40th st. and fell in love.

The pattern is one of my own design. It has seams over the bust and into the armhole, a slightly raised waist, and a 3-piece A-line skirt.

I made a slip to go with the dress. The slip has horsehair in the hem to give it just a little bit of buoyancy. I also added tailor-tack bra-strap keepers to keep the bra, slip, and dress in place on the shoulder.

Material Notes

cotton satinette, invisible zipper, acetate, horsehair




Garment Type

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    Sep 9, 2009, 02.51 PMby anna-lilo

    I love the style!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 01.26 PMby florean-fortescue

    Very 1950’s cut, love the fabric too

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    Sep 9, 2009, 04.40 AMby cathydodson

    Great dress – do you think you will share the pattern

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    Sep 9, 2009, 02.38 AMby Renee Fischer

    I love how it all comes together with style and a classic look that has a Lady look to it.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 06.58 PMby marissaismyname

    very j.crew… which, ironicly, is the style i’m into at the moment. the roses almost remind me of peonies… which always look like delapidated roses to me. very shabby chic.

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    Sep 6, 2009, 10.12 PMby measure2cut1

    Remindes me so much of a dress my grandmother had that she gave to me. The same pattern of cloth and everything!!

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    Sep 5, 2009, 05.26 AMby davee09

    cute!!!! but not something that i would wear!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 11.28 AMby shielaimbao

    very nice print:)

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    Sep 3, 2009, 06.32 AMby barkcloth

    Really a classic. I love the print.

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    Sep 3, 2009, 01.12 AMby ink

    Love the saturated depth to the print. Muted and sensuous! The print with the design is both innocent and alluring. Gorgeous.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 10.10 PMby nehmah

    This is a marvelous pattern and fabric. Was the dress itself lost? Oh, I hope it turns up. Please let us know if it does; I like happy endings. I do have a question; are the sleeves cut in one with the bodice front/back or are they separate? My eyesight is none too good, even with Rx glasses. Cordially, Nehmah

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    Sep 2, 2009, 08.55 PMby dozz

    a b s o l u t e l y love it! all the skirt the top the fabric everything! can i find a pattern for this anywhere?

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    Sep 2, 2009, 08.54 PMby vancarvalho

    Lovely dress! Please, share the pattern!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 08.10 PMby sew-def

    So pretty!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 06.55 PMby sewmama2gcc

    I love the fabric, and the dress is so classy!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 10.58 AMby ichigogirl

    Beautiful dress, both design and fabric, and I love hearing about the little details with the slip (maybe because I’m never patient enough to finish things that well myself). I do hope it turns up!

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    Sep 2, 2009, 08.10 AMby lybu

    Very pretty. Great fabric

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    Sep 2, 2009, 06.48 AMby galatina

    Wow – so retro! Such a shame it got lost – hope it turns up

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    Sep 2, 2009, 02.44 AMby lunatepetal

    b e a u t i f u l ! such a shame it got lost… very sad… :(

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    Sep 1, 2009, 11.33 PMby theappletree

    beautifully done!

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    Sep 1, 2009, 11.01 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Beautiful dress, I like the sleeves.

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    Sep 1, 2009, 07.04 PMby fabricaddict

    I love this floral fabric – your dress is stunning!

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    Sep 1, 2009, 06.48 PMby effervescence

    I really love the dress…and the fabric is just amazing !!!

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