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Added Oct 28, 2009

by drflen

Greensboro, Nort...






I went on a leadership conference with my school recently and I made this dress for the awards dinner that the sponsor was hosting. It took about 3 days to make. It’s supposed to be lined but I didn’t like the way it felt so I lfet the lining out. It’s commonly called a mermaid dress or trumpet dress.

Material Notes

Red Stretch Satin
Invisible Zipper
Vogue Pattern




Garment Type

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    Jul 15, 2011, 09.09 PMby barb09

    how much yard did you use. it says to use 7 3/8 yard which is just too much

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    Nov 3, 2009, 01.55 PMby Deborah Hemlow

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 04.18 AMby bettieshambles

    Wow. You and the dress look gorgeous! And that’s a really good red.

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    Nov 2, 2009, 11.30 AMby barbaraagatha

    Aw come on! Am I the only one here who’s totally envious of both the dress and drflen’s figure? And by the way, it takes great confidence to wear this beautifull piece and be the complete and utter center of attention: wow!

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    Oct 31, 2009, 10.41 PMby drflen

    Thanks Everyone. I really do apperciate.

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    Oct 30, 2009, 08.52 AMby latulipenoire

    Absolutely stunning. you should have a friend put together a small photoshoot for you in that dress.

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    Oct 30, 2009, 05.42 AMby vintagesweet

    Gorgeous. You also look fabulous in it.

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    Oct 30, 2009, 01.37 AMby nglalala

    Beautiful~! Which Vogue pattern is it?

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      Oct 31, 2009, 09.25 PMby drflen

      V2931. But I altered it a bit.

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    Oct 29, 2009, 08.39 PMby camilaustral

    woow! you look amazing!! good job!

    but there’s a picture where it seems to be slipping on the chest, be careful!, you don’t want someone to step on it and you end up nude! :P

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      Oct 31, 2009, 09.25 PMby drflen

      Thanks. I kno. It was just a fitting to make sure everything was good before I wore it the next day.

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    Oct 29, 2009, 07.15 PMby tejka

    u look like a hollywood star

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    Oct 29, 2009, 05.31 PMby cquinn13

    gorgeous dress!

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    Oct 29, 2009, 03.25 PMby BeYou TiFul

    He Girl, this dress is really fantastic. I like everything about it and it looks very good on you too! My big compliments.

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    Oct 29, 2009, 12.28 AMby madscouser

    Wow, wow and wow!!!!!!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 10.12 PMby lala86

    absolutely amazing!! just like the body you need to have in order to wear that! and of course it looks fabulous on you!! great great colour too!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 08.11 PMby marrta

    wow that looks amazing! the colour really suits you aswell :D

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    Oct 28, 2009, 08.11 PMby calicocouture

    it looks beautiful on you! I love the shape and color.

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    Oct 28, 2009, 05.34 PMby gtangel

    Fab FAb!! gorgeous.,…

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    Oct 28, 2009, 03.49 PMby weriem .com

    wonderfull!!!!!!! can you give me a reference for the vogue pattern please??

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      Oct 31, 2009, 10.41 PMby drflen


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    Oct 28, 2009, 03.48 PMby isabellicious

    I love the back of the dress!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 02.04 PMby nettie

    That dress is smokin’ hot!! You look fantastic!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 01.47 PMby girlywhirly

    this is fabulous!! so beautiful! which vogue pattern was it – do you have the number?

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