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Royal blue

Added Jul 3, 2011

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






I made this dress using Vogue #V1108 with the purpose of wearing it to my friends wedding on the weekend. This dress pattern was an exciting challenge which was jam packed with couture techniques: foundation, boning, two types of interfacing, lining and a healthy dose of hand-stitching. I reduced the back by a massive amount as the sizing was weirdly huge at the back.

I made the dress in a silk dupion which is a pleasure to sew with, and really enjoyed the pleat details and the bow. I love the feminine shape of this dress.

I finished the dress in time for the wedding yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed feeling a bit fancy in my new blue frock.


Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Jul 6, 2011, 08.37 PMby assets

    Oh My!!! Well done I bought fabric today to make this dress for a wedding in a few weeks. thanks for the tip about the back I’ll make sure I check that. The colour and fit looks great on you well done.

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      Jul 6, 2011, 09.48 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Oh excellent! Good luck and I can’t wait to see the photos!

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    Jul 4, 2011, 05.36 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty!

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    Jul 4, 2011, 06.47 AMby carolyn-s

    This is gorgeous! Another lovely dress, you must a wonderful collection of stunning little cocktail numbers now… I love silk dupion too.. such a dream to sew.

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    Jul 4, 2011, 04.00 AMby gillthecat

    fancy that,, wow would have been lovely with BIG hat,, but thats a British thing !!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 09.11 PMby milkyway

    OMGGGG this is gorgeous!! I have that pattern too, never dare to try it but I will do it after your beautiful outcome

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    Jul 3, 2011, 01.13 PMby Lauriänn

    I love it. Esp the colour and the nod :-)

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    Jul 3, 2011, 12.52 PMby inskirt

    Very elegant

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    Jul 3, 2011, 10.11 AMby freakusbzzz

    Fab colour on you

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    Jul 3, 2011, 09.31 AMby MaryamNaghdali

    Looks great on you!

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    Jul 3, 2011, 09.20 AMby loyl8

    very pretty

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    Jul 3, 2011, 09.16 AMby yrr

    absolutly beautiful! am myself going to make own dress for a wedding, but I have until august;)

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    Jul 3, 2011, 09.00 AMby Kasiorist

    beutiful, love the silhouette and the neckline is fabulous! great job, and I hope you had lots of fun a thte wedding!

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