Purple...

Added Oct 1, 2013

by b. boop

Lyon, France

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Here is my summer challenge !My neighboor asked me to make her a dress for her brother’s wedding… Imagine the pressure…Having read a lot of Burda magazines, she chose the pattern 124 from the Burda 11/2011 in a purple taffetas “silk Dupion”.A quite simple pattern made with a 4-pieces adjusted tube-top (front & back) & adjusted skirt with a middle “skittle” and completely lined.The beauty of this dress is especially because of the folds “like a sun” that highlight the waist and the nice neckline !!So here i go ….first time to be so stressed, i checked everything twice : drawings, cut ; i even shaked for the invisible zip setting !After many fittings, some adjustments and also reducing the “skittle” size, the dress was quite finished. Only the hem left to make, swagged of course ! Some miles of thread later, here it is !!!!
more project images on my blog ;)

Difficulty

Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Mar 7, 2014, 07.17 AMby Mokara

    What a beautiful dress, great job, bravo! and what a generous neighbor you are, I’d love to have you as my neighbor if you plan on moving to Los Angeles :))

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Mar 23, 2014, 07.34 PMby b. boop

      oooh thank you so much for this very nice compliment and who knows … :))

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    Oct 7, 2013, 07.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is just Gorgeous!! Lovely work ;-)

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 8, 2013, 04.05 PMby b. boop

      Thanks so much!!!

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    Oct 4, 2013, 10.19 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    One of my favourite patterns and I must admit that nobody could choose the better colour than you did:) The pleats are very neat, the cut-out is very flattering and sexy. Looks beautiful:)

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 5, 2013, 08.04 AMby b. boop

      Oh that lovely compliments , thank you very much!!! ;)

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    Oct 3, 2013, 08.09 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Ooh! This worked out so well! The colour of the fabric is so elegant too. Well done!

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 4, 2013, 02.41 PMby b. boop

      waouh …many thanks !!!

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    Oct 2, 2013, 09.53 AMby liliv-1

    A great, stylish dress!

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 2, 2013, 11.30 AMby b. boop

      many thanks , liliv !!!

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    Oct 1, 2013, 08.59 PMby MegH

    Fabulous Job!

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 2, 2013, 11.32 AMby b. boop

      ohhh!!! thank you very much, megh!

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    Oct 1, 2013, 07.04 PMby Tiffany Phares

    Beautiful! I really like the sunburst…and the color is amazing on her! I bet she loves it

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 2, 2013, 11.34 AMby b. boop

      many thanks tiffany, and yes she loves it and so happy and me too :) !!!
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    Oct 1, 2013, 05.58 PMby SewNotWork

    Very beautiful.

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 2, 2013, 11.35 AMby b. boop

      oh thanks , many thanks !!!

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    Oct 1, 2013, 05.43 PMby Carien Dolittle

    Very classy :D

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 4, 2013, 02.38 PMby b. boop

      many thanks ;) !

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    Oct 1, 2013, 04.54 PMby Inga 888

    This looks like a great, flattering dress pattern. Would u rate it as quite difficult to make?

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 2, 2013, 11.40 AMby b. boop

      yes very flattering dress ..! many thanks ;)

      It ’s necessary to be careful and concentrated for the pleats and a lot of patience!!!

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    Oct 1, 2013, 03.34 PMby Emily Munton

    Lovely!

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    • Betty_boop_bain_large

      Oct 2, 2013, 11.41 AMby b. boop

      thanks !!! ;)

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    Oct 1, 2013, 01.30 PMby kisses

    Nice like the detail pleats at the front

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      Oct 2, 2013, 11.42 AMby b. boop

      yes it’s very nice and that’s the beauty of this dress

      thanks kisses !

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