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Added Jan 31, 2013

by peipe

Allschwil, Switz...






In a movie I had seen an actress with such a dress and I loved it immediately. The teacher of our sewing class made the pattern for me and I went out to buy silk… I got a soft and really nice black silk fabric with which the whole anger started ;) The fabric was extremely slippery and difficult to cut, sew, handle that I started to hate this project. When I was done I wasn’t sure about the result, but I wore it anyway and got a lot of compliments for it.
The pattern was easy but the fabric difficult to handle.

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Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear

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  • Clementine_large

    Feb 1, 2013, 05.32 PMby clementine75

    This dress is so beautiful ! I love it !!

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 05.39 PMby peipe

      Thank you – Merci beaucoup!

  • 405a_large

    Feb 1, 2013, 07.02 AMby MojoHollz

    It looks great! I have wokred with a silk like that, such a pain! But the fabric is so gorgeous, your is fabulous! I bet it looked great on you :)

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 07.49 AMby peipe

      Thanks – I am glad hearing that others also had problems with that fabric. It looks great indeed, but I will probably never again use “slippery-silk”. ;)

  • 377944_10150398768726890_510421889_8601861_537155934_n_large

    Jan 31, 2013, 09.46 PMby ariation

    It’s beautiful! Good job!

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 07.47 AMby peipe

      Thank you!

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Jan 31, 2013, 09.35 PMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely.and.i know what.you,mean about this type.of fabric. Its worth the effort though as.the dress.is fab x

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    • Petra2006_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 07.47 AMby peipe

      Thank you – I think I’ve never been more relieved after I finished a project. During the process I even thought about throwing it away. This pattern is so much easier than the red dress you commented on too, but the fabric made the big difference.

    • 20170310_191639_large

      Feb 1, 2013, 08.06 AMby Mary Athey

      I normally heave a sigh of relief when I manage to finish a difficult item as well.the sence of achievement in finishing.though is great. I still.have some.half finished items though that I gave up.on!! Theres always another day to finish them lol x

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