Lounge Dress

Added May 19, 2013

by roarah

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

I wanted this dress to be a simple dress with a long flared skirt. I wanted something that I could ‘relax with a martini’ in. Something I could dress up with heels & go out to cocktails in or dress down. I’d bought the printed chiffon fabric ages ago from Gorgeous Fabrics & recently bought some silk crepe underlining at The Fabric Store.

The pattern was self drafted, the bodice came together quite nicely – I just used a basic block bodice pattern with a new neckline. But then it came time to make the skirt & it soon turned into one disaster (mistake) after another that resulted in one band aid after another until I somehow managed to end up with a somewhat wearable dress. I’ve written more about the dramas I had on my blog Orchids In May

I’m actually quite happy with this dress. My one big complaint is the location of the seam lines at the waistline at the front of the skirt, they’re just too close together & I wish I could have widened that panel a little at the top. Other than that, it really worked out quite well.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Evening Wear
Material
Chiffon

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    Jul 18, 2013, 05.44 PMby kaitiek

    I love this.

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    May 24, 2013, 11.58 AMby Inga 888

    Great photos, i love maxi dresses and yours is very beautiful :)

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    May 24, 2013, 11.58 AMby Inga 888

    Great photos, i love maxi dresses and yours is very beautiful :)

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    May 20, 2013, 06.04 PMby kihli

    Your dress is fabulous! It’s so elegant and it fits you so well!

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    May 20, 2013, 01.26 AMby futurette

    The dress is amazing, and so is… wherever you are! I want to go to there.

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    May 19, 2013, 02.02 PMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress and photos x

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    May 19, 2013, 12.24 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Great photos! Well done and the dress is lovely.

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    May 19, 2013, 09.37 AMby RedDynamica

    i think it looks really good! i love maxi dresses, and i also need something with sleeves for winter!

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