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Silk Cocktail Dress

Added Mar 12, 2010

by learning-to-fly

Glasgow, United ...






From a vogue 8280 pattern that I initially made far FAR too big as I payed attention to the sizing chart on the packet, big mistake! And then took me forever to get it to fit right… Emerald green silk with a silver silk belt

Material Notes

Silk and cotton lining




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Cotton, Silk

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.10 PMby jennif

    Hi, I have been thinking to order this pattern. What whas your size according to sizing chart and what was the right one? I think how much smaller I should choose.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 03.33 PMby learning-to-fly

      I think do the size that you are in the shops and it’s about right, so I’m roughly a 10 in the pattern even if they say a 10 = a 22" waist. I can’t remember exactly though ‘cause I’ve not got the pattern with me!

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      Jun 10, 2010, 06.15 PMby jennif

      Well my probles is that I am European and I wear european size 36 and don’t know which one it is in USA. So I viewed the sizing chart and the measurements, but if you think it is too large… But do you recommend doing maybe one size smaller than the sizing chart suggests?

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      Jun 10, 2010, 09.22 PMby learning-to-fly

      Heyy I think that’d be about a size 8 but I’m sorry I don’t have the pattern with me so I can’t check!!

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    Mar 22, 2010, 02.27 PMby maatranut

    Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!. Now I have to make it….. I don´t know if I can…. uffffffffff

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    Mar 21, 2010, 12.37 PMby maatranut

    lovely, lovely, lovely. I need more photographs pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Pattern?

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    Mar 19, 2010, 05.05 PMby cthuliz

    Love the cut. You made it fit very nicely—mad props to you!

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    Mar 13, 2010, 12.39 AMby kittylulu81

    Beautiful! I love the color.

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    Mar 12, 2010, 04.27 PMby janetheclerk

    oooh, pretty

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    Mar 12, 2010, 03.35 PMby daisybisley

    This is great. The Colour is beautiful

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    Mar 12, 2010, 02.05 PMby ttenden

    wow! this looks great!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 01.37 PMby fnm

    Lovely dress. You made it fit beautifuly on you.I love your sleeves. And your shoes! :)

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      Mar 12, 2010, 03.33 PMby learning-to-fly

      Yeah I really like the sleeves, they’re pleated one way and ruffled the other and they’re only half round sleeves, like cap sleeves, with a little slit in the side! Complicated but worth it! Suprisingly the shoes are NewLook from a few seasons ago when girl brogues were hot, but I love them! Shoes make an outfit!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 12.13 PMby scheryka

    Always better too big tan too small. You done a well fitting job. Beautiful color.

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    Mar 12, 2010, 11.48 AMby lelie

    This is lovely!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 11.47 AMby nettevivante

    What a great cocktail dress! You did a fabulous job in making it fit. I really adore the color of your silk.

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    Mar 12, 2010, 11.47 AMby nettevivante

    What a great cocktail dress! You did a fabulous job in making it fit. I really adore the color of your silk.

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