Not so disasterous, actually pretty hot, LBD

Added Apr 17, 2010

by wzrdreams

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Description

Vogue 7568 version B
I made it straight from the package way before I ever knew much about modifications for personal fit.
It’s been in the back of my closet for 4 years taunting me. Now I feel like a fool for not being more proactive and fixing her flaws.

Flaws: shoulder seam is too far forward (my boobs pull it I think), I should have used some sort of stay tape along the CF V shape since the bias is rippling. The bottom panel is cut on the straight grain (why vogue? why?) yet the dress is totally on the bias (can’t walk for anything in this dress).

Awesomeness: the hand stitched bias lining (just needs a hem and tacking at the side seams), and the wicked awesome job I did on the organza neckline.

Eminent Mods: Rip of the dumb organza band at the bottom and replace with a bias one (I’ll need to get more organza)

Material Notes

Silk Crepe backed Satin, China Silk for lining, Silk organza, black thread, black invisible zipper

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Silk

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    Jun 24, 2010, 11.26 AMby Martin Krull

    Very nice and modern, like it ;)

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    Apr 19, 2010, 03.40 AMby caramia-made

    VavavaVOOOOOM!!!! :) Looks awesome!

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    Apr 18, 2010, 06.44 PMby cantare

    wow, ya i don’t know why you were so worried, but i wasn’t the stressed seamstress! it looks amazing, great job and it’s nothing but flattering!

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      Apr 18, 2010, 07.20 PMby wzrdreams

      Thank you! I think I was about 10lbs lighter when I made it and the armholes also weren’t working, which isn’t a problem now. They were gapping in an unattractive manner and the dress was kind of sack like on me. See….it’s all about cutting the right size.

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    Apr 17, 2010, 03.04 AMby lilybart

    HOT!!!!!!!!!! What a fantastic dress!! Is this it in its “flawed” state??? Or did you fix it? I think it looks great, you definitely can’t see any flaws in the photos

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      Apr 17, 2010, 04.03 PMby wzrdreams

      I think it didn’t fit me as well when I first made it. I think it was a bit big on me so I was very unsatisfied since I spent a LOT of hours of hard work on it. The “flaw” is that the bottom organza panel is cut on the straight grain, but since the dress is bias cut, the bottom panel restricts leg movement. That was like the last straw and I couldn’t deal with it anymore. I think it has sat in limbo long enough. Now it is time for me to fix it up and rock it!

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      Apr 17, 2010, 06.13 PMby lilybart

      How exciting! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it. Can you just get rid of the bottom panel? It definitely doesn’t need it and you’ve certainly got the legs to pull off a short dress.

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      Apr 18, 2010, 03.20 PMby wzrdreams

      That would be the easiest thing to do, but I think I like the look of the transparent panel. I’m undecided at the moment.

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