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2012 x-mass party dress

Added Dec 25, 2012

by byVA

Ljubljana, Slovenia






Starting to sew again was one of the best thing I did. So, here it is, my first x-mass dress, ever. I never wanted to pay for a dress which I could have only once. And, honestly, business x-mass party is not so special occasion to really go and spend some big-time-money.
I had this fabric for literally 24 years. It was a gift, but I never knew what to do with it. When I saw Princess Dress 11/2012 #121 I decided to give it a try. (ok, its not the same seeing the dress on the model, most probably warning size 36, and then sewing it it in 42 :) ).
The result was great. I did longer sleews, no lining, unfortunately I did not have enough for pockets, but still. I am very happy. Many colleagues actualy didnt believed I did it alone what I really take as a compliment.
I already purchased some fabric for another dress based on this pattern.

And a questions: does anyone know why zipper, which perfectly work, finaly when is sewn on a dress with invisible zipper foot, do not wont to be opened/closed smoothly?

Material Notes

heavy silk




Garment Type

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    Jan 7, 2013, 01.49 PMby Corina Armasu

    A possible answer to your question is: if you sew to close to the zipper.The close stiches don’t allow the invisible zipper to close/open properly.Been there, done that.:P Or it’s just that the new zipper needs some time of usage to work smoothly.

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    Dec 30, 2012, 09.28 PMby byVA

    x-mass was great, and happy new year, and thank you for your positive posts :) and I wish all of us some more fun with our projects.

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    Dec 25, 2012, 07.07 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress I.hope you.re having a lovely xmas day.x

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