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Brumby-Blue Cocktail Dress

Added Nov 22, 2011

by lazystitching

Auckland, New Ze...






Dress #104 from the September 2011 magazine. Graded up to a size 48 in the bodice before adding a 2in full bust adjustment (similar to this one).The waistband and skirt were graded to a size 52.

The material isn’t as sheer as the chiffon used in the magazine garment so I didn’t double face all the pieces as per the instructions. The other changes made included lengthening the lining to create an underskirt for modesty’s sake ;-). I tried out the puff sleeve but it restricted movement too much so the sleeve is just finished with a narrow hem instead.

Blogged here.

Material Notes

Cobalt blue poly satin with a matte sheen rather than all out shiny.




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Polyester, Satin

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    Jul 24, 2013, 11.38 AMby emilyericson

    I seriously need to learn pattern grading! This is crazy gorgeous and the color is AMAZING.

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    Feb 1, 2012, 12.18 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    Fabulous job. I love your alterations and the color is gorgeous on you.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 12.16 AMby sala22

    Beautiful, and the blue color really suits you too!

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    Dec 1, 2011, 01.14 PMby flixa

    Love! Love! Love! You’ve inspired me to make this dress (including your tweaks). Too brilliant!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 10.29 PMby mkeh

    This is totally fab, and I love the colour. I think it would look beautiful on you in red too!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.26 PMby frankiesoup

    I love this – the fabric is glorious and the whole thing just looks so chic waves fist in dress envy I have want….

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    Nov 22, 2011, 07.51 PMby monibug

    you look so beautiful….nice job

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    Nov 22, 2011, 06.05 PMby sewsweetviolets

    This is a really beautiful dress on you. You did an amazing job.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 05.27 PMby madebymeg


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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.21 PMby headlollipop

    So lovely! Love the design and final pretty dress

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.38 PMby daisylynn

    I’ve been wanting to make this too, but I hesitated, as I’m more on the plus-size side. Your version looks so fabulous I feel like running out to buy fabric for my own! Thanks for sharing, you look so pretty and the dress suits you extremely well!

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      Nov 22, 2011, 04.25 PMby lazystitching

      Do it! The grading was pretty straight forward… the only thing is that it absolutely eats fabric – I used 3.5 metres and it wasn’t quite enough.

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.54 PMby janul

    lovely! I like it more than the magazine photo, too :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.39 PMby connieturner5

    Beautiful color and very flattering design for your figure. You made an excellent choice and it fits you like a dream. I hope you get to wear it and have a wonderful time in it. Connie

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      Nov 22, 2011, 04.26 PMby lazystitching

      Thanks, I will. Now I just need someone to invite me some where glamorous ;-)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 01.38 PMby mokosha

    beautiful dress.. and i love the fabric and color you choose for it.. great job

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.45 PMby janwinn

    This looks absolutely gorgeous. I think it looks even better than that on the actual model posing for the pattern!!!

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      Nov 22, 2011, 12.47 PMby lazystitching

      That’s so kind – thank you!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.16 PMby Redsonia

    Gorgeous dress, it’s on my wish list.

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