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Luscious Leopard Dress

Added Nov 20, 2013

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...






The pattern is McCall’s 6460 a fitted dress with sweetheart neckline effect. I opted for version D which has three-quarter sleeves but I also added the floating hem band of version C.
The main fabric is flocked chiffon in a tone on tone pile leopard print design. I worried that the chiffon would not hold up to the shoulder/arm structure of the dress or hold the weight of the dress body (that is backed with white stretch twill). I underlined the upper yoke in netting for stability and backed the sleeves (as well as the hem band) in organza. This also helped to use up scrap fabrics!

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Material Notes

Chiffon, underlined in white stretch twill, organza and netting




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

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  • Ellen1_large

    Nov 21, 2013, 06.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just LOVELY Melodym! you look gorgeous in this dress! Very good job with this fabric :)

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      Nov 22, 2013, 04.17 AMby melodym

      Ellen thank you for your kind words, this project was a fabric challenge!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 03.43 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You look really lovely in this dress. Animal prints are pretty dangerous but you chose a very nice pattern and the colour style and combination of the fabrics just emphasizes the feminity so it looks elegant.

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    • Pink_flamingos_large

      Nov 21, 2013, 04.49 PMby melodym

      Thanks Oksana. I am a huge fan of animal prints and certainly have been know to over do it in the dangerous zone! I think the tone on tone helps to tame the look while still maintain the edgy vibe.

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      Nov 21, 2013, 05.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Yes, you are really a great tamer of animal prints:-)

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    Nov 21, 2013, 07.44 AMby schnui

    Gorgeous!! I really like this dress on you and the fabric is great.

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    • Pink_flamingos_large

      Nov 21, 2013, 04.45 PMby melodym

      Thank you, kindly!

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    Nov 21, 2013, 07.10 AMby nrobson

    i like it

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    • Pink_flamingos_large

      Nov 21, 2013, 04.45 PMby melodym

      Thank you

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