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Stevie's Wedding Reception Dress

Added Aug 15, 2012

by Court Baker

Sheffield, Unite...

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Description

This was an emergency dress made 3 days before a wedding as the origional was unfit. It’s an exercise in adding folds to add interest, (in the collar), and adding details, (dino belt) to put some personality into a Simplicity pattern. (2338)
It was also an exercise in shape-shifting as I had to transition from a size 20 to a size 30 in this project to accomidate my sister’s unique shape.
Overall I would say that this classic plus-sized pattern helped us achieve the vintage feel we wanted in the time frame we had available.

Material Notes

I used a blended suiting. There was no description on the bolt, but it definately had a little spandex – 5%-10%. This was for added comfort.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

Credits

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    Aug 16, 2012, 11.42 AMby redslippers

    stunning!

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    Aug 16, 2012, 09.58 AMby sew4my3

    I adore the flattering design of this dress and your sister looks absolutely beautiful! Well done!

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    Aug 16, 2012, 08.15 AMby SassyT

    Lovely.

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    Aug 16, 2012, 02.11 AMby Court Baker

    Thank you so much. It took a while to convince her that it wouldn’t be over the top, but I think it balances out her proportions nicely.

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    Aug 15, 2012, 11.46 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress. The neckline’s great xx

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