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Silk duro dress

Added Jul 10, 2010

by loversandhaters

Edmonton, Canada






Inspired by Erin McKean’s obsession with duros on A Dress a Day, I decided I NEEDED to make a duro of my own! I used New Look 6615. It was straightforward, but be careful not to let the neckline stretch while sewing, since it is cut on the bias…otherwise, you’ll have a super low-cut and slightly gaping neckline. There’s no zipper, so the shape is created by tying the sash in back. Making the covered buttons was my favourite part.

Material Notes

I used a pretty printed silk that a friend had brought me from Japan. The red borders and waistband are duppioni.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Nov 29, 2010, 08.47 PMby fashionfreek

    What a lovely print on the dress. It is a great dress.:-)

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    Nov 29, 2010, 07.46 PMby simonewarrior

    I totally love this dress..it’s gorgeous! I can see it in even brighter colors like black for the around the collar and waist with different shades of vibrant pink, working from hot to softer tones of pink. I love color. The way I like to wear my colors and styles is real simple lines, blacks and whites with a splash of bright color(s) ingeniously worked into the whole look. I guess I dress to be taken seriously but show that I can be fun too….I’m wacky like that.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 05.44 AMby loversandhaters

    wow, thanks so much for all the nice comments.

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    Jul 11, 2010, 06.14 PMby lovemelovemyshoes

    I love everything about this dress, you’re very talented and look so pretty in it.

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    Jul 11, 2010, 03.42 PMby libra-s

    Nice fabric, nice pattern and nice fit! well done!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 04.55 AMby smallone

    wow how super is this! Love the red neckline with that great fabric…fabric pattern is really showcased by this simple pattern – nice work!!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 12.25 AMby steph6467

    Gorgeous! Looks like expensive ready to wear. Wow!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 11.37 PMby pink-cornelia

    love the fabric, and the dress is really stylish.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 08.08 PMby cathysews

    Really fab!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 04.22 PMby fabricaddict

    It’s beautiful! I love those colours and you’re made it perfectly well done!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 12.35 PMby apfelbluete

    its very very beatiful! u have very beautiful colors selected. I think the silk fabric for the best. Unfortunately, one must not wash dupioni silk. how you plan to wash the dress or clean?

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      Jul 10, 2010, 07.47 PMby loversandhaters

      thanks! i washed the silk in cold water before i cut the pieces out. it did change the texture of the material and shrink it, but i decided i was ok with the result.

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