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Cardinal Red Dress

Added Sep 11, 2013

by papermothbal...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






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The fabric was really strange on this dress. It has very loose weave like a linen and then patches of solid silk flower pattern.
The dress is a simple tank style, but its loosely fitted. I wanted it to fall outside of the body line or move around the body.
The cropped jacket buttons in the back and at the sleeve cuffs. The jacket is fully lined in a rich red silk and the buttons are leather.
I decided to use a french seam, but zig-zagged over the raw edge of the first go, then completing the french seam (encasing a strong zig-zag inside of the french seam).

More pictures here: http://papermothballvintage.blogspot.com/

because these were taken at a high profile location, I cannot allow re-use of the photos, please contact me for a cropped image for re-posting and use. Thank you

Material Notes

silk linen, leather buttons




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Leather/Fur, Linen, Silk

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    Sep 21, 2013, 09.07 PMby Stitchless

    I really like how you stage you photo. Really lovely, Tree

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      Sep 21, 2013, 09.16 PMby papermothballvintage

      Thank you! I think I enjoy taking the photos as much as making the dresses :)

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    Sep 15, 2013, 11.18 AMby alekat

    i love the red, and the fabric, though tricky, worked out well with this dress. I especially like the buttons on the back and cuffs. this has such a high fashion feel to it – did you use a pattern?

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      Sep 16, 2013, 06.17 PMby papermothballvintage

      Hello, No, I drafted both patterns off of a sloper that I draped earlier. Thank you!

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    Sep 14, 2013, 03.54 PMby Yuki M

    Wow! so gorgeous !! Red is dramatic colour…

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    Sep 11, 2013, 05.15 PMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    love the colour

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    Sep 11, 2013, 03.52 PMby Tiffany Phares

    So pretty!

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    Sep 11, 2013, 02.13 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks lovely and very origonal x

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      Sep 11, 2013, 06.52 PMby papermothballvintage

      Thanks, I dont usually do long sleeves. This was new for me.

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      Sep 11, 2013, 09.04 PMby Mary Athey

      Its always good to go iut of your comfort zone and push yourself!! i never thought i’d wear a jumpsuit again (flashback 80’s lol) but i made two. the dress you made is so creative and the back ection with the buttons was lovely x

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