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A dress for Kathi

Added Aug 14, 2010

by irmchen

Pusemuckel, Germany






I made a dress for my friend Kathi who celebrated her 40th birthday.
It is not the Vogue 8280, which I actually pretended to sew. After buying the Vougue pattern I noticed that it would be much to big. So I drafted the pattern on my own, using my bodice-blog size 42. I cut the dress without a seamline in the waist. After trying on we recognized to much ease around the shoulderblades. That was why I made princessseames instead of simple bust darts.

Now it is done and my friend was really happy and I have to drink some coffee out ot these coffee mugs which are for sale: coffe mug

Material Notes

cotton stretch, lace




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Aug 16, 2010, 05.24 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Great results considering all the changes you made. Love the finished styling.

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    Aug 15, 2010, 09.10 AMby frkbustad

    This sure looks like V8280 and it’s such a flattering cut! A good decision to draft the pattern yourself when the result looks like this! Nice work!

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    Aug 14, 2010, 10.38 PMby zickzack

    The dress looks very good on her, you got the fit just right! I think the neckline also was a good choice for her.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 05.55 PMby strickmeise

    Wonderful dress! I like it when front and back are in one piece, it’s a good idea to take your own bodice. And I love those two fabrics on the neckline.

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      Aug 14, 2010, 07.32 PMby irmchen

      Thank you so much! :-)

      By the way: Love you avatar update, it looks so relaxed!

      Ps.: Sorry, I made a mistake in my description. The dress is not a one piece. Meanwhile I corrected my text.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 12.33 PMby bussey

    Very nice on her…. would be glam even with sleeves and the neckline is wonderful!!

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      Aug 14, 2010, 07.25 PMby irmchen

      Hi Bussey!
      I mentioned that I am going to drink some coffee out of elain’s mugs but every time seeing your avatar, I want to drink tea. ;)

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    Aug 14, 2010, 11.54 AMby libra-s

    Gorgeous dress. Good job!

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      Aug 14, 2010, 07.25 PMby irmchen

      Many thanks! :-)

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    Aug 14, 2010, 09.26 AMby HouseOf Pinheiro

    good thinking on solving the problems.. it looks very glam !

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      Aug 14, 2010, 07.20 PMby irmchen

      Thanks! At first I was confused, where to leave the ease, than I remembered that any alteration in this bust area should end up at the bust point. So I narrowed the bust dart and directed the ease to the shoulder in creating princess seames.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 08.53 AMby apfelbluete

    I am very very proud of you and your masterpiece!:-)

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      Aug 14, 2010, 07.15 PMby irmchen

      Thank you so much, apfelbluete. :-)

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    Aug 14, 2010, 08.24 AMby ajtak7171

    VERY perfect dress for her!!! What great fit, congratulations!!! Am meisten lernt man eh aus solchen “Problemen” – so wirst Du Dich bald trauen, ganz ohne Schnittmuster loszulegen! Oh, and I love the coffeemug!!! First I thought what the heck, is she putting an add in here or what? :-)

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      Aug 14, 2010, 07.07 PMby irmchen

      Thank you! :-)
      Indeed, it was the case that all my last sewing projects resulted in drafting my own patterns. Anyway – pattern making is what I like much more than sewing. ;)

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