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Midnight Sky Dress

Added Feb 20, 2011

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland






The colour of the fabric reminds me of the dark blue sky in a cold winter midnight – so the dress got it’s name. I drafted the pattern myself, and as I took the time and made several muslins this time, it is also the best fitted dress I own so far (of course I plan to get some further best fitted dresses in the future :D). The dress has a more unusual style for me, but I like it, and also the bow! It is stiffened with horsehair so that it keeps its form, and it is the best bow I ever got. Originally, the intention was to get a dress to wear all day, but now, I think it is more suitable for the evening. Never mind, it will get enough wear, though!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Jun 29, 2011, 02.00 AMby baroness

    the fit and pattern are perfect (i am useless at adapting or making patterns, so i am suitably envious), the colour is lovely, over all major success!

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      Jun 29, 2011, 08.43 PMby kihli

      Thanks! I could not make any pattern alterations before, too, but then I bought a book about pattern making and that changed all – you should try it, it is easier than I ever thought!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.14 PMby tirrs

    very nice

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    Feb 24, 2011, 02.44 PMby laurwyn

    I really think that it’ll work during the days too, especially in the winter.

    I love the fact that you use simple and subtle shapes. You look so classy and pretty in the same time. The bow is a very nice touch!

    I am very interested in how you drafted the skirt, especially the two front pleats! They bring out a very nice draping in the wool.

    I agree with the others, lengthening the skirt will bring more elegance. However, if you shorten de sleeves for the summer, I have the feeling that this length will work better.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 08.27 PMby harmonyandrosie

    Clever you, drafting that pattern yourself, you have made a stunning dress. I too would prefer a bit more length if it was for myself but aside from that it’s perfect!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 05.56 AMby pinksballer

    it is a great fit! that is the hardest part. I agree with apfelbute, I think the length should be just below the knee for more elegance and less sweet. the dark color makes it need to go more elegant and less sweet.

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    Feb 20, 2011, 10.38 PMby wendyondesign

    Please do! I’d love to see the back too:-) What a pretty dress!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 04.38 PMby in-stockholm

    it’s a beautiful dress!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.44 PMby kihli

      Thanks! I saw you peplum blouse and I like it very much, too!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 03.36 PMby erica-penton

    Beautiful! I love the fit and the neckline.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.44 PMby kihli

      Thank you! It is my preferred sort of neckline, as I think it suits me the best…

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    Feb 20, 2011, 03.32 PMby apfelbluete

    the dress is beautiful! Very good work! However, I would recommend to make the next time a little longer. With a little more length to win the elegance!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.43 PMby kihli

      Thank you for your advice! I was afraid to get it too innocent and boring, but I will think of making it longer the next time!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 02.01 PMby brisehuus

    Ein wunderschönes Kleid. Sehr stilvoll. Steht Ihnen sehr gut. Kompliment!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.40 PMby kihli

      Vielen Dank!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 01.44 PMby bunnyhug

    The fit is so very good and the drape of the skirt is superb! Wow! You have made a great dress.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 09.40 PMby kihli

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 01.12 PMby BeYou TiFul

    You look gorgeous! Great pattern and color. Too bad you have no pictures of the back.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 02.32 PMby kihli

      Thank you! I made pictures, but they came out rather bad, so I didn’t post them. But now that you tell me, I am thinking about uploading the least bad one…

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