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Puff Sleeve black dress!

Added Nov 18, 2011

by Stacey Whyte

London, United K...






A friend of mine gave a challenge to see if I could design her a little black dress.

I sketched out a few ideas and though a black one shoulder puff sleeve dress might look quite nice.

I had a basic dress block pattern so decided to work from this.

After taking down her measurements, I adapted the basic block to her size.
I made the dress out of Calico material first, and then brought some stretchy black Satin fabric.

This was my first time making a dress for somebody and I had great fun doing it.

I had a few problems along the way and I had to hand sew in the zip.
This turned out great and very neat and it was the first time I had sewn a concealed zip!

The end result was great and she was very happy with the dress.

I did change the neckline slightly as I thought the shoulder part was a little bit too high for her as she is quite small and has a small frame.
You can see this in the picture.

I also made the sleeve tighter and shorter, to wrist lenght, all the way down so it wasn’t so baggy, but very close fitting.

I will be doing another project like this, but next time I will note the step by step instructions on how I made it.

I will make this dress in denim next for myself

Thanks for looking! x

Material Notes

2.5 metres of black Satin
1 black concealed zip
2 metres of dimonte on a strip


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    Nov 19, 2011, 05.24 PMby smallone

    wow what a great friend you are….this looks really lovely on her I’m sure she was super pleased.

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      Nov 21, 2011, 09.35 AMby Stacey Whyte

      Thanks you! Yes she was super pleased! and she received lots of good comments on her night out.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 03.51 PMby WagDoll

    Wonderful, looks gorgeous!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 04.10 PMby Stacey Whyte

      Thank you for the lovely comment.
      I can’t wait to make this dress again in denim! x

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    Nov 18, 2011, 03.39 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i LOVE the 80’s proportions of this dress. i could see the girls of “denver-clan” wearing it. so chic!!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 04.13 PMby Stacey Whyte

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I wasn’t too sure how this dress would turn out but I was happy with the end result! x

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