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Added Oct 31, 2012

by machelefranklin

Paris, France






Yet another dress who took me a million years to make, cos i did it without a pattern and in a very messy way.

At the start was a Michael Kors dress i saw in a magazine, and totally fell in love with. I then tried to copy it and this is where troubles began. Getting the front triangle right took me such a long time – and lucky i don’t need bust darts … it would’ve been a nightmare.

I finish the inside bust line with a red and yellow bias tape, and added a belt because the bust was a little too short.
The invisible zip is far from invisible, because i didn’t know how to insert it properly, at that time (and i spent too many hours on this dress to remove the zip and sew it up again).

I added pockets because, well, how can you live without pockets ?

I really really love the result and it was perfect for my roadtrip through southwestern America this summer – though it looked a tad bit long compared to the local fashion in Las Vegas :D

More pictures on my blog – sorry the details are in french only.

Material Notes

Lightweight gingham fabric, a bit of interfacing for the belt, bias tape.


Garment Type

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    Nov 5, 2012, 08.49 AMby machelefranklin

    Thanks everybody for your nice messages !

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    Nov 5, 2012, 02.06 AMby rita1944

    This is so beautiful and from simple materials. Great job.

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    Nov 2, 2012, 07.26 PMby wanderingmuse

    So cute! I love this!

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    Nov 1, 2012, 07.27 AMby Shira B

    This is lovely! great design! And I really agree about the pockets… :)

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    Oct 31, 2012, 10.26 PMby skeeler


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    Oct 31, 2012, 04.04 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous and i think the lengths classy. short would.nt be as nice. the fabrics lovely and you did a great job lining all the pieces up x

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