Slit-Back Summer Dress

Added Aug 11, 2011

by marlorcor

Tulsa, Oklahoma,...

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Description

Made from a Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern. This dress has pretty big sentimental value to me, because the fabric was a vintage robe of my Grandma’s. She passed away recently, and the need to make something beautiful from the already lovely fabric seemed greater than ever. Since I didn’t have a ton of yardage, I was lucky that this pattern worked with it; I BARELY scraped by with the fabric I needed. I’m very happy with how it turned out; the fit is great, and the material is silky and extremely comfortable to wear.

I altered the pattern by adding an elastic waistband, instead of having the dress hang loose and tying it with a tie belt. I’m very happy with that look, as there wasn’t enough fabric to make a tie belt anyway!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Polyester

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    Aug 12, 2011, 08.37 AMby monikapullerits

    Such a pretty fabric! Grandmas are the best :) I have one fabric my granny gave to me. Just have to find the perfect pattern :)

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    Aug 12, 2011, 12.42 AMby Olivia Anne

    absolutely love it

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    Aug 11, 2011, 11.54 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Beatiful!! both, the dress and the nice story related to the fabric!!!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 10.28 PMby joolz & joolz

    That fabric is beautiful!!!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 07.09 PMby oonaballoona

    this is WONDERFUL, and what a lovely tribute to your grandmother!

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