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Silk Peacock

Added Dec 2, 2012

by nayla

Winnipeg, Canada






Butterick 5214. Made with silk du pioni. Self lined bodice, underlined bodice with muslin. I added a satin skirt lining. I also made a hem facing with blue printed cotton which made the hem crisp and easy to stitch invisibly. I had to add a dart to the bodice “neck” edge to make it fit me. Otherwise there was a lot of gaping going on. Also lengthened torso by 1" as per usual. I had fun wearing this to the opera Rigoletto a couple nights ago. I got compliments on it as well which is nice because then I feel like phew ok so it’s not too bad.

Material Notes

Silk dupioni, satin, muslin underlining, cotton hem facing. Fabric covered button for neck. Side zipper and hook and eye.




Garment Type
Satin, Silk

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    Dec 3, 2012, 10.16 AMby asperge11

    It’s really pretty, I love that color!

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      Dec 6, 2012, 04.04 PMby nayla

      Thank you!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 04.34 AMby kisses

    Nice dress and fabric

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      Dec 6, 2012, 04.05 PMby nayla

      Thank you.

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    Dec 2, 2012, 08.24 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous on you and what a lovely colour as well x

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      Dec 6, 2012, 04.05 PMby nayla

      Thank you :)

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