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Parisian Silk Dress

Added Apr 27, 2011

by Denise Angela

Vancouver, Canada






I was inspired by the dress Angelina wore on the movie “The Tourist-Paris scene” to make my own. I looked up the fabric that the original designer/costumer used & it was Italian Silk. It was my first time sewing with this expensive fabric so I made a muslin first….glad I did! I still had problems, as any experienced seamstress knows this is a difficult material to work with but me being a novice sewist this really was beyond my level. I used a New Look pattern that I already had as it looked similar & it was an easy dress pattern. The hem & sleeves were difficult for me as the fabric seemed to slip through my sewing machine. I love the feel & drape of this dress…it really is a beautiful fabric, I would like to make a top from the leftover fabric I have. I also made the tangerine waist tie. Also on my new blog Sew Coco

Material Notes

Ivory Italian Silk
tangerine chiffon




Garment Type
Chiffon, Silk

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    Jan 28, 2013, 11.21 AMby Mary P.

    Very very beautiful!!!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 07.58 PMby lanternwaste33

    I love the dress in the movie too. Very nice job remaking it!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 10.28 AMby kittelisa

    Love your dress. When I saw the film I also fell in love with Angelina’s dress. Your dress fits you really well, and it’s wonderful. It’s inspired me.

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    May 1, 2011, 04.20 PMby miledo

    Very very very nice !!! (((:

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    Apr 30, 2011, 02.33 AMby Dupioni

    Very pretty! The red sash is perfect.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 07.47 PMby Irina Schwab

    It just looks… good. That is definitely one of my favourites so far :) So… classy!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 06.32 PMby anneecharri

    just beautiful, certainly doesn’t look ‘novice’ to me!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 01.36 PMby hyunjoo

    Very pretty!!! :) The sash gives it a nice romantic touch!

    Which NL pattern did you use?

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      Apr 28, 2011, 03.38 AMby Denise Angela

      New Look 6643 :) & thank you!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 08.17 AMby magdamagda

    hey, new pictures! I admired it on your blog also! I like how you take projects that are more and more challenging! good job!:)

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      Apr 28, 2011, 03.43 AMby Denise Angela

      Oh thanks Magda! I so look forword to your thoughtful comments & sewing expertise!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 07.40 AMby corsetclaire

    A very beautiful dress, you should be very proud.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 07.00 AMby carolinescrafts

    beautiful dress, I love the bright sash with it

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    Apr 27, 2011, 06.07 AMby fabricaddict

    very pretty, love the bright sash!

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