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Little Black "Masquerade" Dress - Vogue Patterns 1265

Added Jul 24, 2014

by adavishouston

Houston, Texas, ...






Loose-Fitting, partially interfaced, lined, pullover dress (fitted through bust) has collar, collar band, side front, side back seams, front hemline slit, flared, pleated lower back, invisible side zipper and cap sleeves with bias armhole binding. “Whew!!!” That’s a lot of details!!!!
Let me just go over some of these beautiful details the pattern has to offer, and offered up exquisitely, might I add. All the details made for a lovely dress indeed!! See my further details at SewToFit

Alterations I made: For this size 14: I did a 1 3/4” full bust adjustment, 1/2” broad back, cut off 2 inches from the hem, gave myself 1/2” on the sleeve width (should have done 1.5”). Did a 3/8” sway back adjustment, and made the center back seam curve in to my back by 1” at the waist.

Material Notes

The fabric is the nicest linen, cotton, rayon. It has raised dots with a fine thread of gold going through it. I wouldn’t call it a pique because of the underside being flat. For the lining, I used a luxurious 100% Bemberg rayon lining from Fabric Depot in Portland, as part of their “ambiance collection”. Feels so beautiful on the skin.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Business, Classic
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Rayon

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    Jul 30, 2014, 03.56 AMby nrobson

    nicely done

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    Jul 29, 2014, 02.05 AMby ariation

    This is a beautiful dress! Well done……I think I might give it a try :)

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      Sep 19, 2014, 04.18 AMby adavishouston

      Ok missy I just came from your profile!! We are going to definitely get to know one another because before long I’ll be visiting you in Trinidad. First up is fabric shopping then carnival. I just got back from antigua. Love it. Until soon. Thanks for following.

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    Jul 26, 2014, 11.22 AMby SassyT

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      Sep 19, 2014, 04.14 AMby adavishouston

      I love that word SassyT. “Babelicious”. Sounds like bubble gum. I would say I felt bubbly wearing this dress. Thank you very much for the awesome compliment.

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    Jul 25, 2014, 09.15 PMby sewsew2012

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

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      Sep 19, 2014, 04.13 AMby adavishouston

      Sewsew2012, it’s amazing the response I got from my daughter too, she didn’t think it would come out this nice. Thanks.

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    Jul 25, 2014, 09.00 PMby Allison Page

    You and the dress look fantastic!!!

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      Sep 19, 2014, 04.12 AMby adavishouston

      Hello Allison. Thanks so much. This is now on my favorites list.

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    Jul 25, 2014, 06.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful dress! :)

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      Sep 19, 2014, 04.11 AMby adavishouston

      Sorry I’m just getting back to you Ellen. I appreciate your response and the compliment. Thanks

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    Jul 25, 2014, 04.30 PMby rita61

    Your dress looks great on you. It was nice you shared that you had to do adjustments, as I have to make similar adjustments, and thought it was only me that had to adjust a pattern in so many places!

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      Sep 19, 2014, 04.10 AMby adavishouston

      I hear you! Most of the time people are surprised that have to do anything other than an FBA. But I have to nip and tuck in so many places. I’m glad this helped you feel better.

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    Jul 25, 2014, 01.35 AMby PinupGal

    I have this pattern for a while now and think it is beautiful but have not made it yet, now I’m motivated! It looks amazing on you, well done!

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      Jul 25, 2014, 04.04 AMby adavishouston

      Thank you PinupGal. I had been looking at this one for years too.

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