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Yellow Dress

Added Oct 9, 2009

by Bobby Star

Santa Rosa, Cali...






Found some pastale yellow fabric and wanted to practice the pattern for my Halloween costume. I had to make a lot of alterations. First the length of the bosdice had to be increased. I had to add to the bodice and skirt at the side seams, and the elastic. The shoulder straps call for ribbon, but since I’m in dire need of a trip to the craft/fabric store I just used some lace trim and tubing. Considering that I could not find my iron this dress isn’t half bad. I’m not a fan fo the color, but it turned out alright.

Pattern: Simplicity, Costumes for women 0567

Material Notes

2 yards cotton (patterns calls for satin)
1/4 ince wide elastic
Safety pin to thread elastic




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other



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    Oct 14, 2009, 11.39 PMby dreaminginlilies

    I think that this outfit would be more flattering in darker colors….maybe even take the straps and make them wider and crisscross them in the back? Good idea!

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      Oct 15, 2009, 12.45 AMby Bobby Star

      I like the criss crossing idea! Thanks. And this yellow was a practice run since I haven’t made anything in years. It’s part of a costume. Which has a vest and jacket over the dress, and it’s all in black and deep burgandy colors.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 12.31 AMby giffengood

    it’s a cute dress. Really like the hems.

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      Oct 12, 2009, 04.30 PMby Bobby Star

      Thanks everyone! I’m making the same dress, but with the whole costume and in darker colors.

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    Oct 11, 2009, 04.07 PMby amidala3


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    Oct 9, 2009, 10.16 PMby racadoo

    The color is cute! lovin the lacy hem

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    Oct 9, 2009, 01.06 PMby misssylver

    Well done you!

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    Oct 9, 2009, 10.43 AMby melelie

    Nice dress. It’s looking great on you! Keep up the good work :D

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    Oct 9, 2009, 06.07 AMby allygally

    Cute dress! I live in Sebastopol :-)

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