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Purple "Duro" Dress

Added Nov 17, 2008

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






I made this dress from Simplicity 4072, View B. I hadn’t planned to use this fabric for this dress, but once I brought the purple jersey home and started thinking about what to do with it, I couldn’t resist! I liked the idea of the tone-on-tone and purple is one of my favorites at the moment! The jersey is my favorite kind- lightweight and very stretchy (4-way). I especially like (and was not aniticipating) that the dress brings so much volume to my upper half and almost makes my hips look small! woohoo!

I had quite a few issues with this dress, mostly having to do with my choice to use slippery satin on all of the difficult pieces. There are lots of somewhat visible issues, but that’s ok, because I love it anyway :) haha

Read all about it at my NEW blog!

Material Notes

Both fabrics are from Walmart
rayon-poly jersey- $3 a yard
poly satin- $2 a yard discounted




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    Nov 23, 2008, 02.27 PMby cowlina

    nice one….Ilove purple and it fits u perfect..

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    Nov 18, 2008, 02.54 PMby madscouser

    I love it – looks great, fits really well and the colours are great – I wanna make it now! :-)

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    Nov 18, 2008, 09.03 AMby carottesauvage

    I love the simplicity of the cut!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 11.34 PMby erdronen

    thank you all for your comments! so nice of you! i definitely agree about the bow, and if it will stay (satin is slippery!) i will definitely take that suggestion!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 04.10 PMby supababba

    awesome dress!! looks gorgeous on you! i think it would look even better if you tied a bow on the back… ;O)

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    Nov 17, 2008, 11.16 AMby abucketfulofheather

    This is beautiful! I love the satin edges, makes it so classy~

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    Nov 17, 2008, 09.38 AMby julies

    what a coinky-dink! I’ve had this pattern on the shelf for months and was just about to start working on it today! Thanks for sharing. Your back view is really helpful as the pattern envelope doesn’t show it.

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    Nov 17, 2008, 09.17 AMby pinksalamander

    Wow, I love it! I have a dress similar to this that I really like. Didn’t know there was a Simplicity pattern similar!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 09.15 AMby jmcentee

    Very pretty. I love the colors!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 08.41 AMby polychromatin

    Looks great! I especially like the fabric combination, great idea!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 08.28 AMby justmica

    It’s awesome!!! Love it!!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 05.49 AMby TerezaSews

    cute! love the color

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    Nov 17, 2008, 05.44 AMby emlj

    this is so great, very pretty (LOVE the shoes btw!)

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    Nov 17, 2008, 05.40 AMby fraufrohlich

    great dress, very well done and it suits you perfect!! you look fabulous!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 04.43 AMby lybu

    Very pretty

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    Nov 17, 2008, 04.09 AMby bola

    hehe your hips are small already!! I love the colours you have used!! and the dress style too – great make!!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 04.09 AMby sewella

    I agree! The dress is lovely!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 03.52 AMby ghainskom

    nice job! And I like the shoes, too :)

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