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Pleated Cocktail Dress

Added Jun 21, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






I used Simplicity’s 2922 pattern. I’ve had this pattern in my storage for over two years but pulled it out to try the sleeveless yoke variation. Then I found this pleated fabric at my local fabric store and paired it with leftover apparel lining for the neck yoke. It’s not a perfect match but I’m okay with the contrast.
I was so excited to find a way to showcase the fabric without disturbing the pleats.

The yoke was so easy yet stylish. I don’t know why I never tried it before.

Material Notes

1.5 yards pleated polyester, 1/2 yard of apparel lining, 22 in zipper, interfacing, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other
Other, Polyester

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    Jun 28, 2013, 09.01 PMby liliv-1


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      Jun 30, 2013, 02.19 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 28, 2013, 02.09 PMby baum

    beautiful dress! very elegant

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      Jun 28, 2013, 07.08 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you ! I’m glad you like it.

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    Jun 28, 2013, 06.13 AMby cathysews

    Hi I have this pattern too….very nice . Your dress looks fab.

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      Jun 28, 2013, 12.53 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 09.44 PMby so-sew-me

    i’m currently working with a piece of prepleated fabric and i was wondering how did you hem yours (if at all)? it seems to me that the pleats would get disturebed if i hem it as i usually do with my machine.

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      Jun 27, 2013, 11.24 PMby zsyzu

      I didn’t hem it for the same concern that you have. I saw when I cut it, the fabric at the bottom of the skirt it did not fray and looked okay left alone. I worried if I did try to hem it that it would just mess up the pleats. This is the first project that I didn’t hem.

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    Jun 27, 2013, 09.36 PMby Yellowcat

    J’adore! well done!

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      Jun 27, 2013, 11.24 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 08.17 PMby pamchar

    I love this dress! The colors are perfect, very stylish! Well done!!!

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      Jun 27, 2013, 11.25 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you. The underside of this dress is really the right side of the fabric but it had a weird gold sheen to it. So, I just used the less glamorous side and I thought it came out nice. I’m glad you like it!

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    Jun 27, 2013, 04.49 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, the fabrics so lovely and it fits you perfectly x

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      Jun 27, 2013, 11.25 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Mary!

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