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Licorice ruffle dress

Added Jun 30, 2013

by izbott

Penticton , Canada






This is the Colette Patterns Licorice Dress. I added a ruffle at the hem as it was too short for me to wear. I did not have enough material when I was cutting out the pattern. So I improvised with the left over pieces of material.

I used what I could find for the lining as I have never done a dress w/lining. I also did do the invisible zipper on the back. I must admit I messed it up a lot. I will get better with more practise. I really was frustrated at times because I misunderstood how to sew the lining to the zip. I got my order of steps mixed up. So rule of thumb is to stop & come back to it later. I am very glad I finished it. I will make another Licorice dress because it is very comfortable and office appropriate.

Now that I have a dress form it will be much easier to fit. I found using the form I could work faster and see where I needed to fix things up.

Material Notes

Charmeuse for the shell & acetate for the lining. Invisible zipper.




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    Oct 14, 2013, 05.36 AMby izbott

    Thank you for the encouragement. I think after this dress I can try to make a more advance design. Who’s me luck!

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    Jun 30, 2013, 08.49 AMby Mary Athey

    its a lovely dress made with great fabric. i love the added ruffle it just adds something lovely to the dress x

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