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Ms. Lisi's Dress

Added Aug 25, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






My sister’s friend Lisi requested a dress made for her. She lost a lot of weight recently and wanted to show off her shape and particularly her collar bones. Plus, the dress had to be white. This was a challenge because I’d never met her and all I had were her measurements and a few pattern style suggestions to go on. Also, Ms. Lisi is 6 feet 1 inches tall. Quite a departure from my 5’3".

I used a polyester cotton spandex blend for the dress, lined it and based the whole thing on McCall’s M6508. I made the dress, she came to fit it once, I altered the hips a bit and then gave it to her without the second fitting because of time constraints. I wouldn’t recommend that. I was worried about whether the final outcome would fit perfect.

I held my breath…she sent me a photo and she loved it! That’s all I wanted. I just wanted to challenge myself fitting her shape and making her happy.

Material Notes

2 yards cotton, polyester spandex blend, 2 yards of lining, 22 inch zip, hook and eye.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other

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    Sep 8, 2013, 11.30 PMby pamchar

    Gorgeous! You did a great job!! She looks amazing in that dress!!!

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      Sep 8, 2013, 11.46 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Pam!

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    Sep 1, 2013, 04.50 PMby MissMaddiePi

    What a sweet and generous and totally unforgettable gift! The dress looks fantastic – kudos to the both of you for hard work that paid off!

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      Sep 5, 2013, 01.42 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Miss Maddie! I appreciate your comments!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 10.25 PMby Mary Athey

    This dress is lovely and i do like the white. I’m actually making myself a white one for my hols. You did a great job on this x

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      Aug 31, 2013, 09.24 PMby zsyzu

      Thanks Mary!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 09.44 PMby liliv-1

    It’s very pretty, and how nice fit! This gorgeous dress copliments her new great body!

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      Aug 31, 2013, 09.25 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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