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Beautiful Butterfly

Added Jun 2, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






Love the open back dress from the March 2013 issue but because I have so much boobs I use the dress for inspiration and make a few modification to the original style.

I use the top of the dress and the sleeve and copy a bodice back from a blouse that I have. I use my very own flare skirt pattern that I have drafted and is now using it around the third time. I really don’t fancy gathered skirt as it tends to make me look very wide. I completely lined the look using taffeta because the fabric was very thin. I jazzed it up by using a berry metal zipper I had for quiet sometime now.

Really love how it came together nicely. What do you think of my modification?

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 26, 2013, 04.21 PMby juliethea

    Looks amazing! I am about to make this one for a wedding I am going to. My chest is not as voluptuous as yours but not tiny either. You did an amazing job and I love the shoes as well! Where did you get them? They would be perfect for the wedding as well.

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      Jun 27, 2013, 03.43 AMby kisses

      Thanks Juliet ! I would be perfect for a wedding and I have no doubt you would look amazing too. I bought these shoes at a store in Jamaica.

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    Jun 12, 2013, 07.19 AMby loulourosa

    What a lovely fabric, and a nice dress too!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 11.53 AMby kisses

      Thanks loulourosa ! :-)

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    Jun 6, 2013, 04.27 PMby Moimisie

    Great dress Kisses, the fabric is lovely!

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      Jun 7, 2013, 02.48 AMby kisses

      Thanks Moimisie :-) I love the fabric the moment I saw it

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    Jun 3, 2013, 02.25 PMby Virginia's Daughter

    Oh this is gorgeous….JUST GORGEOUS!!!

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      Jun 4, 2013, 11.53 AMby kisses

      Cheers :-)

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    Jun 2, 2013, 08.25 PMby SumzSewz

    Love it!

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      Jun 3, 2013, 12.27 AMby kisses

      Thank You :-)

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      Jun 3, 2013, 12.16 AMby kisses

      Gracias :-)

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    Jun 2, 2013, 10.15 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh my kisses you look fabulous!! i love the fabric and the sleeves are adorable. I think you made a cracking job of this pattern and the finished dress is quite simply gorgeous on you.The photos are lovely as well. I also have shoes the same as yours lol. fab fab fab xx

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      Jun 3, 2013, 12.15 AMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…I so love my shoes and I know you love yours also. We both have something in common we love fabulous shoes :-)

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    Jun 2, 2013, 09.38 AMby velvetribbon

    Pretty dress, Kisses. Love your fabric choice and the flare skirt looks good on you.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 04.57 PMby kisses

      Thanks Velverribbon…for your nice comment

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    Jun 2, 2013, 08.46 AMby liliv-1

    Oh you made this gorgeous pattern!!! I have it on my wish list, but I wanted to change the back as well (I love the open back but I can’t wear it). I beleived that if you close the back, the dress would loose all its cuteness . Now you proved that I was wrong!! Your dress is perfect from all aspects. It fits like a dream, it’s easy to wear with the closed back, and the fabric is wow!!! I have the same exactly issues with the gathered skirts and I love the flared one you use. Is it a semi circle?

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      Jun 2, 2013, 04.35 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv….I taught it would not work too but I go ahead and give it a try. The flare is a semi circle and it takes a lot of time to stitch the hem due to it wideness but I love it. I love the open back alot but I want one of those bra that does not have a back closer to give me support.

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    Jun 2, 2013, 04.30 AMby schnui

    A very pretty dress Kisses. I like the back alteration and if it works so that you will enjoy wearing the dress, then it is a good thing. I hate dresses slipping off your shoulders and always having to hitch them up.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 04.38 PMby kisses

      Me too Schnui….I really hate when they don’t provide for added support and I cant get to wear it. Thanks for lovely comment

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