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black/gold bell sleeve dress

Added Feb 7, 2017

by chula123

Great Yarmouth, ...






Last year I got 3 metres of this fabric on ebay and once it arrived I didn’t really know what to do with it. But then Christmas came and I thought this was just the right fabric for a festive dress. So half of it went for the off the shoulder mini dress and the other half for the bell sleeve dress from the December issue. I like them both :-)


Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Feb 21, 2017, 03.15 AMby nrobson

    cool looks here chula! xx

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      Feb 21, 2017, 05.40 PMby chula123

      glad you think so :-) thanks!!

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    Feb 9, 2017, 04.42 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Wow! What gorgeous fabric. This style really suits you!! x

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      Feb 12, 2017, 10.25 AMby chula123

      aww, thanks a lot Lindsay!!!

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    Feb 8, 2017, 07.32 PMby Beccki

    I really do like this pattern (the bell sleeve)and you’ve added a neck piece haven’t you? It looks lovely and the fabric is cool, the second dress is lovely too.

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      Feb 12, 2017, 10.28 AMby chula123

      yes, I added the neck bank from the tunic pattern. that kind of style seems to be really in at the moment, shops here have lots of tops and dresses with those neckbands, so I thought I give it a try :-)) Bought the fabric on ebay and I was very pleased with it. thanks for your nice comment!

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    Feb 8, 2017, 01.31 PMby SurMesure

    Both are beautiful dresses! And you look great!

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      Feb 12, 2017, 10.29 AMby chula123

      so glad to hear that, thanks a lot!!

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    Feb 8, 2017, 10.16 AMby sarahsdaughter

    They are really nice.

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      Feb 12, 2017, 10.29 AMby chula123

      thanks for the nice comment, much appreciated :-))

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    Feb 8, 2017, 06.36 AMby Mary Athey

    Well hello gorgeous. I love both and I will get round to making both. I’ve made 4 bell sleeve tops so far and need a dress. You look fab chula. The dresses suit you so well. Xx

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      Feb 12, 2017, 10.33 AMby chula123

      Hello back :-)) Wow, 4 tops already, you are a fast worker, aren’t you? When are you gonna show us some pictures? You made me lauigh with your comment….. I need a dress….. Really? But seriously now, you should make one, you’ll love it. I feel so comfortable in it and I’d definitely recommend ihe dress pattern !! Plus I think this would look great on you :-)) xx

      Lucky you !!! We will be very busy when you finally post pictures again :-))
      I am curious about the vogue one you mentioned, can’t wait to see it!!
      I bought some leather Saturday because I saw a nice dress in the sales (still 50 quid though) and I have tried to copy it, just waiting for some leather glue now to finish it :-))

      might have to take up bingo :-)) xx

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      Feb 13, 2017, 06.32 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi. Well I won £800 at bingo Saturday so I’ve bought another load of fabric plus I got some patterns from a charity shop. I share with mum but it was a great day and I can’t stop smiling lol. I bought the new vogue pattern with the sleeves and I’ve made the main one so far and I plan on making them all either tops or dresses I also ordered a mccalls one yesterday with fab sleeves. Can’t wait for photos xx

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    Feb 7, 2017, 10.45 PMby izbott

    They both look great!

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      Feb 12, 2017, 10.33 AMby chula123

      thanks for the nice comment, always nice to hear :-))

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