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Teal Cocktail Dress

Added Jan 28, 2012

by joolee

Philadelphia, Pe...






Using 6723 New Look Pattern. I brought the hem up quite a bit, partly because I’m 5’4, but partly to keep it a little more modern. I made the bag too, but used the dress material as the lining, and a different material for the outside. Plus, added a pin from my grandmother’s jewelry stash.

Photo credit: Adam Greenberg, Philadelphia

Material Notes

Brocade polyester in a blue/teal. Some kind of black stretch for the lining. Rhinestone buckle. $1 bin shiny material for the bag – sorry, I don’t know my fabrics very well!



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    Jan 29, 2012, 12.40 PMby chula123

    georgeous dress. Absolutely love the material and the colour is soooo nice ! Great idea with the buckle, gives it a nice touch !

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.21 AMby janene

    Oh I love this one too. I’m the same height as you and I am always battling whether to keep a vintage length or not. But I agree with shortening to put a modern twist and it looks fabulous on you.:-)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 11.40 PMby jennyrecorder

    So cute, teal is my favourite colour and the dress looks lovely on you :)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 11.22 PMby schnui

    This is a very pretty dress and the fabric is gorgeous. The diamante buckle is so lovely and really finishes your dress.

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    Jan 28, 2012, 11.00 PMby patti-r

    Oh that is a pretty dress it looks lovely on you, you did a great job!!!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 10.36 PMby joolee

    Thanks! Yes, it’s the color that drew me to the fabric. Ok, I just finished switching out the photos…I didn’t realize you needed landscape views only! Luckily we took about a bazillion pictures. Some are quite cheeky…

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    Jan 28, 2012, 10.34 PMby janul

    gorgeous! I love the color.

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