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Black Silk Dress

Added Nov 6, 2011

by Kathy Lamont

Perth, Australia






This dress almost ended up in the bin! i have worked with dupioni silk before but never used it to create a dress that might have better suited a more draping fabric.

The process should have been a simple one, the majority was – the bodice was made with ease using New Look 6910 bodice pattern, the skirt is just a rectangle piece of fabric.

The most difficult part was inserting the invisible zipper. On the bodice it was fine but the skirt section i had to unpick twice as it just wasnt sitting right – in the process (and i think because of my frustration) i treated the unpicking with slightly more gusto than i should and as a result there are two small holes.

The dress is fully lined with cotton, and there is black bridal tulle attached to the skirt lining

Material Notes

Black dupioni silk
Black cotton lining
Black bridal tulle
invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Nov 10, 2011, 03.47 AMby LaraGa

    Gorgeous dress! I feel your pain with the zipper, I’ve been having a hell of a time trying to fit my zippers lately.

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    Nov 6, 2011, 07.39 AMby schnui

    Your dress looks great. Don’t worry about making holes when you unpick; you won’t do it again for a long time. It is an awful lesson but one all dressmakers do from time to time.

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    Nov 6, 2011, 06.12 AMby littleladyluxe

    I love it! It fits you beautifully. Well done :)

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    Nov 6, 2011, 05.59 AMby mgeo

    Looks great! Nice fit.

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