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Purple People Meet-er Dress

Added Jan 8, 2011

by molly-sews

Chicago, Illinoi...






Made from Vintage Vogue 1044 out of stretch cotton sateen from Jo-Anns. It took me a while to finish it since I had to (have my mom) do the hem by hand. She volunteered! I swear! It needs a hook and eye at the waist, but it’s a good dress for work in winter. Wearing it to the grocery store on a Saturday garnered a lot of weird looks, however. LOL. The buttons are vintage. I like the red and purple contrast.

MAny more pictures here, on my blog

Material Notes

purple cotton sateen




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Jan 10, 2011, 06.00 AMby missymellie

    it looks gorgeous!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 09.39 PMby redslippers

    very lovely! the purple and red combo looks stunning.

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    Jan 9, 2011, 08.22 PMby molly-sews

    Thank you everyone for the comments! Wow!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 05.13 PMby erica-penton

    I love this dress!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 12.28 PMby klasika

    This dress looks absolutly fantastic on you! (: Love the colour.

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    Jan 9, 2011, 07.52 AMby susanne2011

    Fabulous dress! And keep wearing it in the supermarket, those people (probably wearing crocs and sweatpants) were wishing they had a dress like yours!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 07.06 AMby imnotyrbabe

    nice dress…

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    Jan 9, 2011, 05.18 AMby mad14kt

    It looks GREAT on you!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 04.52 AMby ellohdesign

    alright. this is my favorite dress because of the 3/4 sleeves (very feminine) and the pleats. I LOVE how the pleats stop at the collar and kudos on making purple absolutely work.

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    Jan 9, 2011, 04.05 AMby Melissa Latch

    It’s wonderful!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 03.18 AMby libra-s

    very pretty!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 01.29 AMby amberlove

    I love it! I’ve been looking at that pattern and wondering if I should try—looks like I need to!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 11.54 PMby ccsinspirations

    Had to go see the other pics on your blog! This is a beautifully made dress! I admire your pleating work! Something I haven’t been inclined to try! The best to you in the New Year!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 11.39 PMby stars

    Love the colour and the shape is fab! I’m sure those weird looks were admiring ones!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 11.38 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    The dress is gorgeous! I love the color combo… Eyecatching and fabulous… :)

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    Jan 8, 2011, 10.26 PMby Passiona Cottee

    Gorgeous dress! It is a sweet shape and the colour adds to that a bold personality – particularly the buttons ;)

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