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50s inspired dress

Added Jan 19, 2009

by allie31991

Portland, Oregon...






I made this dress for my winter semi-formal. I used the JJ sloper for the top and then just made a gathered skirt. I am very happy with the way it turned out, it was perfect for the dance.

Material Notes

cotton, zipper






sloper pattern

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    Aug 9, 2011, 03.05 AMby tinapickles

    This dress is lovely, especially the bodice. Exactly how did you go about modifying the JJ to create this bodice?

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    Oct 21, 2009, 09.42 AMby Michelle Walker

    Beautiful. Love it so much!

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    Feb 3, 2009, 11.42 AMby twobluestripes

    I have to agree with everyone else, the neckline on this dress is just divine! I would love to know how you did the neckline front and back as well.

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    Jan 23, 2009, 06.51 PMby noname

    Love it!Simple, classy and pretty!

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    Jan 22, 2009, 10.51 AMby justmica

    Totally wonderful dress!!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 12.21 PMby madonna

    so simple and so elegant! love your style

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    Jan 20, 2009, 11.07 AMby carottesauvage

    Very nice interpretation of JJ’s bodice! Suits you!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 11.04 AMby dressdummy

    Now that is indeed the perfect little black dress. One of the best I’ve seen, and very wearable. Beautiful work.

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    Jan 20, 2009, 07.01 AMby shannonf101

    I agree with all the rest! It is a beautiful feminine dress. Nice red necklace for the perfect accent!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 01.51 AMby barbaraagatha

    This is a great dress: definitely my style. I will try it! Any tips for a novice trying to replicate it? I’m thinking taffeta… And I add to all the other compliments: great work!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 12.21 AMby erdronen

    beautiful dress! you did a fantastic job!

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    Jan 20, 2009, 12.02 AMby julietta

    Love this dress! It looks very elegant and fits you perfectly.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 06.20 PMby jj1

    This is a great little black dress. I love the neckline both front & back. The straps size are just right size too. I normally don’t like the gathered skirt but you had the right amount of garthering and wore it so well that I am now converted. Love it.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 04.21 PMby nenasew

    this is a beautiful dress. Its great that u uses JJ pattern ( one of my favorites). Love the 50ish look.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 04.05 PMby reneebeth

    It really is beautiful, lately I’ve been too lazy to sign on and comment on creations, but I just had to for this one! The neckline is so elegant, I especially like how it’s deep in the back…I’m inspiried!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 03.57 PMby baobab

    What a beautiful dress! It seems to fit perfectly, I’d love to one like that, too!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 02.17 PMby susanne2011

    This fits you beautifully, very nice!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 02.12 PMby marinaglory

    so cute! what a great look & fit!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 01.59 PMby kosmika

    Wow! i think it’s perfect, really cute and right for any occasion. I’m going to sew my first JJ, so it will be the right time to try the bodice and how it fits me… i still need advice on how to make the neckline (I really want to make a dress like yours) and the back. Great job, i like your work! :)

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    Jan 19, 2009, 01.45 PMby hooley

    You’ve done a great job – this dress is perfect for so many occasions!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 01.41 PMby miss-g

    A perfect little black dress.

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