Purple leaf dress

Added Jul 6, 2008

by fabricaddict

Durban, South Af...

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Description

I made this dress for a big horse racing day we went to yesterday, it’s always great fun – about 50 000 people go and everyone gets dressed up (my husband even bought a purple shirt so that we would match :-) ) In my typical last-minute style I was hand sewing the sequined leaves to the top just before we left home!

Material Notes

Silk-like fabric from an Indian sari – my mom bought it for me for R5 – about $0.50!!!
Purple ponjee lining
Lilac beads and sequins for the top

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

Newlook 6557 – I LOVE this pattern, it doesn’t require any altering. The only thing I changed was the middle waist band, I made it longer so I could gather it.

Burdastyle for the How To on how to make

‘flower pillows’ that were included in the Sadie variation.

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    Jul 9, 2008, 10.12 PMby cshepleyshawca

    BEAUTIFUL DRESS WOULD LIKE COPY OF PATTERN

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    Jul 7, 2008, 10.52 AMby fabricaddict

    Thank you SO much for all the great comments, I am really flattered! Thanks again :-)

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    Jul 7, 2008, 09.42 AMby carlatv

    Your dress came out gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job and you and your husband make a nice couple.

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    Jul 7, 2008, 04.49 AMby sunnyb64

    Gorgeous! So much detail.

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    Jul 7, 2008, 01.49 AMby camilaustral

    woow, i absolutely looooove it, you look amazing!!! i really like that pattern, too bad is not “downloadable”, i think it would be expensive to ship it here (i’m from Chile). i love it ;)

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    Jul 7, 2008, 01.05 AMby milkyway

    OMG you look so so great!! congrats! Its a lovely dress, fits you perfectly good fabric selection… I think you had a blast that day!!!

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    Jul 7, 2008, 12.34 AMby sewella

    WOW! I love it, I love it, I love it! The fabric is amazing and the dress is gorgeous! It suits both your complexion and figure. Excellent job! (Nice photos)

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    Jul 6, 2008, 10.04 AMby mallenna

    I absolutely love your dress!!!! I am acutally planning to make a very similar dress in dark purple satin, also gathered around the waist. Hopefully it will be half as beautiful as yours.

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