Hitting the spot

Added Jun 13, 2011

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...

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I made this dress back at the start of the year which I wore to mine and Robin’s engagement party in January. I used Vogue pattern #1104 and pretty much copied the fabric choice from the model on the packet; who doesn’t love polka-dots!

I used a beautiful silk georgette from Tessuti for the body of the dress, and a silk crepe-de-chine also from Tessuti for the contrast. The dress is extremely comfortable and has a touch of vintage to it.

There is just nothing quite like wearing silk; it feels so glamorous! It is more fiddly to sew with, but so worth it in the end.

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Silk

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.57 AMby anabella68

    this is sooo funny i did not know that you did the same dress that i did too wow cute very nice hi hi !!!

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    Jul 10, 2011, 05.13 AMby calicia-1

    This looks like the EXACT copy from the envelope, you have done MORE than a beautiful job…you made me want a dress that looks the exact same way!

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    Jul 2, 2011, 10.15 AMby ramonanita

    Very lovely!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.04 AMby ADASPRAGG

    This. is. amazing. You are quite the sewist!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 12.41 PMby carolyn-s

    Looks good! I’ve got this pattern, and made it up for our last Aussie summer too…

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    Jun 13, 2011, 09.04 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Sewers, don’t like silk scare you! Arm yourselves with Sullivan’s stabilizer spray it will temporarily stiffen the beejeezus out of the silk making it a piece of German Chocolate cake to sew.Remember, You are the Master of Your Sewing Domain. Don’t let fabric ever intimidate you! Educate yourself and you’ll be fine!

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      Jun 14, 2011, 04.11 PMby sewingqueen-1

      Another tip – if you don’t have stabilizer spray, use spray starch – it does pretty much the same thing.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 08.09 PMby joost52

    I got scared just by looking at that silk, way too slippery for me, but you did perfect :)

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    Jun 13, 2011, 07.14 PMby Rikki Cade Battle

    this dress is just lovely. its a very flattering silowet.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 04.43 PMby nic101

    I bought this pattern, but have yet to make the dress. Looks great!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 04.26 PMby caramia-made

    Ahhhh simply lovely!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 02.47 PMby kaitw

    Super cute! Great job!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 12.57 PMby mrsoneill

    So incredibly cute! I absolutely adore the frills on the front and back of the bodice :)

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    Jun 13, 2011, 12.53 PMby emilypeace

    I have this pattern too! I haven’t made it yet, but yours looks great!!

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      Jun 13, 2011, 02.18 PMby mountainhoney

      I have that pattern too! I just haven’t found fabric beautiful enough to use.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 12.30 PMby Dee Durrant

    This si such a lovely dress – love your fabric choices!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 10.11 AMby ichigogirl

    Gorgeous!

    Another good thing about silk is that it’s much more environmentally friendly than cotton. I like that. And I too love wearing silk, there’s nothing like it.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 09.10 AMby janetheclerk

    this is so lovely. i am completely in love with circles in general, and polka dots especially – they make me feel happy and like there’s a sense of order. this dress is wonderful, and it looks like it might be able to hide ‘bits’, but you don’t look like you have any of those. and i say this in all honesty, your boobs look fantastic in this dress, so i will definitely be stealing the idea.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 08.48 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Very nice dress and beautiful pics

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    Jun 13, 2011, 08.07 AMby freakusbzzz

    Very sweet, I have this pattern too but I think I’ll make the frill around the front and back neck an even 5inches wide I think.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 07.59 AMby ndimi

    Really cute and very flattering.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 06.47 AMby nikkishell

    Nice work!

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