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Purple pleated evening dress

Added Apr 8, 2008

by pinkhibiscus

Ithaca, New York...






Rhis is a pattern from FEMALE magazine winter 2008. Its a pleated evening dress with pleated bodice and pleated dress, everything in pleats :p

Material Notes

shiny flannel backed satin





FEMALE 2008 winter

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    Apr 12, 2008, 12.44 PMby amandahill90

    wow this dress is gorgeous! well done!

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    Apr 10, 2008, 08.36 PMby pinkhibiscus

    thanks, lauriana. I should really start to test things on scraps. I always forget I can do that. Thanks for your suggestions~:)

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    Apr 9, 2008, 11.04 PMby lauriana

    My tip for ironing anything that might not be able to handle much heat is this: try on a scrap first, use lots of steam and if your fabric in really delicate or could melt on the iron (like some synthetics) use a piece of white or unbleached cotton or linen to lay on the fabric when you iron it.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 08.52 AMby pinkhibiscus

    lauriana and JenDockter, I do agree on the waist line seam. It is a bit lying in the “wrong” direction :p What happened was that I was really afriad to iron the fabric in fear that it will change color or melt or something. So I haven’t dealt with that part yet, hence very minimal ironing on this piece. Maybe I should get to that. Any tips on ironing satin? thanks for your comments.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 03.42 AMby jendockter

    I agree with Lauriana about the waist-line seam. I feel this and / or a belt would bring it all together, but your mileage may vary.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 01.50 AMby lauriana

    Very nice dress in a great colour! I have one little thing to nag about though: the center back seam and the seam at the waistline are a bit more visible and less neat that they need to be. If you press the seam alowances apart really well (with a hot iron and plenty of steam) straight after making the seam it would look absolutely perfect. It’s really a small detail and I guess it takes a very fussy seamstress to even notice it, so please ignore it if you don’t like it and try extra pressing if you do.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 01.36 AMby susisonne

    I love this color! Again very nice dress!

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    Apr 9, 2008, 12.26 AMby lybu

    Very nice, again great pattern, colour and fit.

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    Apr 8, 2008, 07.28 PMby marinaglory

    What a beautiful dress! I love the color, and the contour/shape is very pretty. Great job on the pleats- they look challenging but you executed them so neatly!

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