Member Model Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress - She Wore...

Added Jul 9, 2014

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia

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I had envisaged Rock Chick meets Elegance kinda stylee – hmmm did I succeed?
I’ve been rocking blue of late (the last four items I’ve made have been blue) should I be worried having a blue period??

I used stretchy velvet (reminder to self, don’t work with velvet without a mask) those pesky fibers that float around when using the overlocker aren’t very nice..

I added a shoulder strap; I’m not a big fan of strapless bras (they don’t hold anything up)! For comp purposes I can tuck in so no one would be any the wiser. Photos are incriminating though..

I did have a bit of bother with the side pleats; they just didn’t want to sit right. It didn’t help that fabric became very bulky (my Betty Bernina worked overtime trying to sew these together).

I’m quite pleased with the end results, dress can be dressed up or down.

Thanks Ang for some great pics, you rock girl!

Photos taken in Sydney Park on a very cold Sydney morning… brrrr

Material Notes

1 1/2 Mtrs Stretch Velvet
45c Invisible zip
Interfacing

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jul 23, 2014, 03.50 AMby nadia r

    gorgeous on you

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    Jul 22, 2014, 04.53 PMby bcatgray

    I like this version. I even like it with the strap (I totally agree about the strapless bras!) This blue is so electric I love it! Great job!

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    Jul 18, 2014, 10.31 PMby msburban

    Oh my goodness! The dress is ELECTRIFYING! The color is beyond wonderful! LOOOOOOVE it! #turningHeads

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    Jul 17, 2014, 12.20 PMby liliv-1

    This dress is a killer, wonderful style and fantastic color! :) Good luck! :)

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    Jul 16, 2014, 07.06 PMby Mrs. Brunner

    You look fabulous in the dress.

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    Jul 15, 2014, 04.54 PMby cris orange

    WOW, amazing, I love this blue hue!

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.08 AMby ronnielee

      Thanks Cris, love your work by the way!

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    Jul 15, 2014, 12.02 AMby Michelle Snyman

    Beautiful dress, I agree the gathers were a real pain to achieve a good look but well done your effort was well worth it gorgeous choice of fabric

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.08 AMby ronnielee

      Thanks Michelle

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    Jul 14, 2014, 10.59 PMby rita61

    Your dress is so nice on you ! Great colour

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    Jul 14, 2014, 10.59 PMby rita61

    Your dress is so nice on you ! Great colour

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.06 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers, colour is fab!

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    Jul 14, 2014, 10.39 PMby schnui

    Stunning!! That colour belongs to you.

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.06 AMby ronnielee

      I would love to own the colour! Cheers Schnui

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    Jul 14, 2014, 10.06 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    I’m in love with this colour wow!

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.04 AMby ronnielee

      Me too! Thanks

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    Jul 14, 2014, 08.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! What a beautiful dress for a beautiful woman! You did it – and you look fabulous! :))

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.04 AMby ronnielee

      Thanks Ellen – the colour definately makes the dress.. You still are the winner…
      I’m off the Europe on the 18th, will be missing my Burda pals and sewing for 6 wks, how will I cope???

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    Jul 14, 2014, 06.59 PMby gtangel

    OOh beautiful blueeeee !!!

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.02 AMby ronnielee

      Blueee indeed!

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    Jul 14, 2014, 04.29 PMby Mary Athey

    Ronnie -Lee this is gorgeous. The blue shade is stunning and and you look fantastic. Love your photos as well. Good luck xx

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      Jul 16, 2014, 12.02 AMby ronnielee

      Cheer Mary. I’ll be in your neck of the woods soon. Will be in Manchester on the 19th.. I’m sure there are pleny of notion places in the UK. Not sure how I will go without sewing for 6wks. I’ve been madly making my summer wardrobe.. Summer in UK is like our Winter!! xx

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      Jul 31, 2014, 08.48 AMby Mary Athey

      Just getting your message now Ronnie Lee. We’re having a bit of a heatwave at the moment so you could strike it lucky weather wise. My daughter and son have just come back from manchester as my ex husband lives there. Theres plenty of haberdashers and fabric shops there Ronnie Lee, have fun xx

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