Navy & Red Silk Brocade Dress

Added May 19, 2013

by roarah

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

I made this dress to wear to a friend’s wedding in March.

The red & navy silk brocade was a new purchase, but everything else was made with scraps & remnants already in my stash. The side drape is made with the rayon wool blend that I used for my navy strapless dress, the silk edging is left over lining from the same navy strapless dress, the corset was made with left over red & navy silk (which was interfaced, prior to sewing) & the dress lining was made with left over fabric from the skirt of this dress.

As well as using up a lot of old remnants, this dress was also a bit of a franken pattern creation. The main bodice is from Simplicity 2639, the skirt is from Vogue V1174 & it’s all held in place with an internal corset made using Simplicity 5006.

I’ve included some more information about the construction process on my blog, Orchids In May

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Silk

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    May 20, 2013, 10.42 AMby kaiju

    gorgeous!

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    May 19, 2013, 05.07 PMby SewNotWork

    Wow!!

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    May 19, 2013, 02.44 PMby Yellowcat

    such huge and great job! the dress is gorgeous!!

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    May 19, 2013, 01.31 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress, the fabric corset drape etc are so well done and its divine on you x

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    May 19, 2013, 12.44 PMby Glenville Hughes

    lovely dress,lovely work and you look ravishing together

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    May 19, 2013, 10.17 AMby martinK

    amazing job you did! and the hidden corset is perfect. wonderful outfit!!!

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    May 19, 2013, 08.44 AMby freakusbzzz

    really beautiful. You did a huge job adding the corset in as well.

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