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Asymmetrical Art Deco dress

Added Jul 8, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






This dress I love!!! I wore it to my friends wedding reception and everyone loved it. For the dressier version I wore it with a vintage brass bow belt and gold bangles with gold saftey pins and my Michael Kors heels. For a more casual modern look I paired it with clear lucite bangles (forgot my lucite necklace) and my favorite Micheal Kors platforms. For fall/winter I’m going to pair it with some black opaque tights. I was reading SewStylish Spring 2010 magazine and saw this dress. It was really easy except the fact that I always make things more complicated than they need to be. I used a different fabric than it called for. I cut a jersey on the bias (so glad I did I love how it turned out). I was pretty meticulous on having the sides match up in a V. I hand sewed the pleats different then the project called for. Since it was more stretchy I had to anchor the fabric better. I added neck lining. I hand sewed the sleeves, neckline, gathers/pleats, and hem.

Material Notes

$1.50/yrd jersey, thread, ball point needle




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual


1 hour dress

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    Jul 3, 2011, 08.27 PMby nouvellegamine

    the bias cut sides are perfect! good job!

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.30 AMby mnavoy

    This looks great, and the belt makes it even better

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    Jan 11, 2011, 10.13 PMby modernvintageworkshop

    awesome!!! love it! and you’re such a great model, too!

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      Jan 12, 2011, 06.40 AMby loyl8

      ahh thank you :)

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    Oct 14, 2010, 08.32 PMby hobbsie

    Wow am loving the look, the fabric the whole thing. Where can i get my hands on the pattern?? Would love to try it out. Gorgeous

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      Oct 15, 2010, 07.02 PMby loyl8

      click on the credit for 1hour dress. Thank you for the lovely comment

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    Oct 3, 2010, 11.15 PMby pumpkinpatches

    simple unique and gorgoeus

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      Oct 4, 2010, 06.53 AMby loyl8

      thank you for such a wonderful comment!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 06.45 AMby nikkishell

    Great dress!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 06.21 AMby nikkishell

    Great dress!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.59 AMby la inglesita

    Congratulations for your beautiful almost hand made dress. LIke haute couture I would say ;-)

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      Oct 1, 2010, 09.42 AMby loyl8

      oh why thank you :) time and patience

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    Sep 30, 2010, 12.51 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    really cute! I’ve downloaded the same pattern last week! I’m pretty excited to make one too!=)

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      Sep 30, 2010, 06.09 AMby loyl8

      can’t wait to see what you do

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    Sep 29, 2010, 08.50 PMby darwi

    Really beautiful!!! I am so going to try out this pattern, thanks for the tip :)

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      Sep 29, 2010, 11.53 PMby loyl8

      Yeah thank you!!!:) Make sure you post it!!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 08.44 PMby smallone

    great to hear that someone else out their loves to over complicate!! :)

    ….and so glad you did this is wonderful!!!!! (oh and you get extra points for the perfect seam matching…not easy especially with jersey)

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      Sep 29, 2010, 11.50 PMby loyl8

      Sometimes I hate making everything so complicated. To many ideas. Thanks for noticing seam matching.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 07.28 PMby susisonne

    Beautiful dress!!

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      Sep 29, 2010, 11.25 PMby loyl8

      thank you!!!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 04.29 PMby pink-cornelia

    looks great!

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      Sep 29, 2010, 11.25 PMby loyl8

      Thank you you should try it out!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 04.09 PMby stayceett

    I love this! I’m definitely going to try it

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      Sep 29, 2010, 11.25 PMby loyl8

      Make sure you post it!! Thank you.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 04.05 PMby Shira B

    cute! the belt adds a lot

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