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So Floaty Red Gown

Added May 19, 2012

by vchan38

London, United K...






Vogue 1030 evening dress made with silk crepe de chine and silk georgette. I made this dress for my wedding reception. As I work full time, this dress had taken me 2.5 months (every weekends) to finish. I really enjoyed the result though because the dress is really comfortable to wear and the fluted train is really pretty. You can see the making of the dress from muslin to finish on my blog:


I also included the step by step photos of the hairline hem in here:


Material Notes

silk crepe de chine, silk georgette, silk kimono thread, straight stitch foot, straight stitch needle plate, large ironing board, even larger cutting table




Garment Type

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    Jun 4, 2012, 01.48 PMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous. I love the way the skirt drapes.

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    May 24, 2012, 09.25 PMby tmcguire

    That is STUNNING! Great job. I’m sure you worked extra hard…it definitely shows. :)

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    May 21, 2012, 03.35 PMby guineveresmom

    This is just so beautiful. Very glamourous.

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      May 22, 2012, 02.25 PMby vchan38

      Thank you!!

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    May 20, 2012, 10.45 PMby sophienissirios

    Absolutely love this! :-)

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      May 22, 2012, 02.25 PMby vchan38

      I’m glad you like it!

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    May 20, 2012, 02.26 PMby vianderek

    Wow! Amazing!

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      May 20, 2012, 04.52 PMby vchan38

      Thank you!

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    May 20, 2012, 12.54 PMby Timea Schmidt

    This is so gorgeous! I have this pattern, but didn’t made it yet! Came out beautifully. I will definitely consider the red color. Pls, post a picture of you wearing it:)

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      May 20, 2012, 04.51 PMby vchan38

      Thanks. You should definitely make it. I forgot to take a picture of the dress at the reception. I was too busy mingling…. :(

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    May 19, 2012, 08.08 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Love the gown you have made,really lovely you where a picture i am sure

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      May 20, 2012, 08.37 AMby vchan38

      Thanks! It’s a lovely dress to make. It’s great for reception because of the loose fitting! :)

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    May 19, 2012, 04.10 PMby aggelicat .)

    amazing dress!!!

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      May 20, 2012, 08.36 AMby vchan38

      Thank you!

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    May 19, 2012, 04.04 PMby laracrj

    WOW WOW WOW! This is so beautiful! If this was your reception dress, I can’t imagine what your wedding dress was like!

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      May 20, 2012, 08.34 AMby vchan38

      Thanks! I also made my wedding dress but it’s actually simpler because I need to hand carry it from London to Hong Kong. I’ll blog about that soon!

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    May 19, 2012, 03.48 PMby emba84

    Thank you for the hem tutorial – I am also making this dress, and was unsure how to hem it neatly!

    The dress looks stunning in red.

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      May 20, 2012, 08.32 AMby vchan38

      Thanks! It’s a great pattern. I should have given myself more time to make it though because i kind of run out of time towards the deadline… :)

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    May 19, 2012, 12.54 PMby Abigail A

    This is beautiful!

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      May 19, 2012, 01.28 PMby vchan38

      Thanks so much!

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