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My sophisticated dress

Added Dec 2, 2012

by Karen Thoonen







This project took me a while to finish! All those seams I had to align! I’m a perfectionist ;) But today I’m proud to share some pictures of my result.
The pictures where taken by my boyfriend when we went to the premire of a local theatre piece ‘popcorn’ (yesterday).

Please visit my blog for more pictures and some description on how to align the top stitching of all those seams and how I adjusted my bodice for a better fitting. (

Material Notes

100% wool (1m80) polyester lining, staytape, zipper and thread for topstitching.




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Classic

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    Dec 16, 2012, 04.03 PMby Trudy McGrath

    I love this one, simply elegant

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      Dec 16, 2012, 04.43 PMby Karen Thoonen

      Thank you! I appreciate your comment! I think you’re an artist, I love your projects!

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    Dec 16, 2012, 04.03 PMby Trudy McGrath

    I love this one, simply elegant

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    Dec 12, 2012, 12.42 PMby aur0ra

    This dress looks beautiful and the fit is great! It looks so good on you. I love how you paired it with red shoes. :)

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      Dec 12, 2012, 02.26 PMby Karen Thoonen

      Thank you! Those shoes are my favourites! My best on-line purchase ever!

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    Dec 7, 2012, 07.50 PMby oinochoe

    This dress is Perfect , for you and for your Lucky boyfriend , I think..

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.04 AMby smallone

    ooh great more I see of this dress more it moves up my to do….just purchased some ponte to make it with.

    Yours is very elegant.

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      Dec 4, 2012, 09.54 PMby Karen Thoonen

      thank you! I wore it today to a job interview :)

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      Dec 8, 2012, 10.53 PMby smallone

      oh great, good luck!!!!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 02.21 AMby dokucug

    It’s beautiful! It really shows the amount of work you put into it!

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    Dec 2, 2012, 07.50 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely on you, well done x

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