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My Malissa cocktail dress

Added Sep 24, 2008

by gertie

Astoria, New Yor...






Here’s my contest entry—and my first posted creation! I thought I would post it as well as e-mail it, since I’ve enjoyed looking at everyone else’s entries. I shortened it a bit, made a tie neck, and attached a cumberbund-style belt. The fabric is a red silk jersey that I got at Mood. I had lots of fun making this!

Material Notes

Silk jersey






Photos by my cute husband!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 05.20 PMby justmica

    This dress is a super cute! I am inspirit, have to make one for me! Love it! Great job!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 05.06 PMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    This looks great – stylish and looks really comfy too. It’s going to be a tough vote! I love all these variations much more than the original photos which made me think not much of the pattern. But I just might have to revisit it now.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 03.28 PMby camilaustral

    definitely my favourite so far, i LOVE it!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 03.20 PMby laurertheexplorer

    this is awesome. great job

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    Sep 24, 2008, 02.30 PMby victors

    Fabulous adaptation, very Marylin Munroe. Colour really suits you ;)

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    Sep 24, 2008, 12.05 PMby fabricaddict

    Your dress is great! I love the bow and belt, and the colour looks really good on you

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    Sep 24, 2008, 11.55 AMby the-gilded-bee

    Nice, I like this version as it has some definition.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 10.55 AMby peaudane

    It’s beautiful! Very flattering. Great proportions!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 10.34 AMby adgentry

    Great dress – love the color. Very flattering!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 10.18 AMby milkyway

    Uhh Gertie, what a lovely dress!! great color!!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 09.04 AMby polychromatin

    Very sweet!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 08.36 AMby Lucha Suarez

    I love this dress!!!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 08.26 AMby gertie

    Aw, thanks, everyone! I’m glad you like it. I thought I would reserve it for parties, but I actually ended up wearing it to work yesterday with a cardigan and tights!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 08.23 AMby Vivat Veritas

    i love this! it looks so flattering but at the same time comfortable! great job in modifying the pattern. i love your choice of fabric as well

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    Sep 24, 2008, 08.13 AMby carlatv

    Fabulous! The color is great on you, don’t you love it when things just work out!?

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    Sep 24, 2008, 08.04 AMby lunatepetal

    i like it :)

    tie neck is a very nice accent! gorgeous color as well!!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 07.56 AMby fashion1

    your version look very nice! great neckline and belt!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 07.45 AMby ghainskom

    I like the tie neck… and the color… and the belt. I like it :)

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