The Not-a-Truffle Dress

Added Dec 11, 2012

by Amy Thomas

Leeds, United Ki...

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Description

I’ve wanted to make a Colette Truffle dress for ages. So I decided to make one for my work Xmas Party!

I made FOUR toiles trying to get the fit right.
I got the bodice fitted after two toiles because I used a TNT pattern to get the sizing and darts placement right.

I just could not for the life of me, get the skirt to fit. So I gave up.
I desperately wanted the flounce but settled for a gathered skirt that I drafted myself.

http://almondrock.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/i-bloody-love-polka-dots/

Material Notes

I used black satin with a large polka dot pattern. The lining is a cotton with a little bit of lycra. I thought it would compliment the slight stretch of the satin but it may be a tad too stretchy.

I used a regular 22" zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Satin

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    Dec 13, 2012, 10.25 PMby bimbleandpimble

    Awesome work, Amy! Love this :D

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      Dec 15, 2012, 12.03 PMby Amy Thomas

      Cheers Manda!

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    Dec 11, 2012, 10.47 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely. Love the spots x

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