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Color Code: Coral

Added May 17, 2012

by Irene Jones ...

San José, Costa ...






A pretty dress for my pretty friend Gloriana. She needed a long dress to attend a wedding and fell in love with this Vera Wang coral gown, we used it as inspiration and simplified the lines. She is very happy with the results and that makes me so glad :)
I used Burda pattern 107 December 2008 as a base and worked the ruching on a dress form.

Material Notes

The dress is made of silk duchess satin and silk chiffon.




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    Nov 20, 2012, 11.34 AMby iewa


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    Aug 12, 2012, 06.37 AMby calicia-1


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    Jun 18, 2012, 09.55 PMby swedishstyckning

    Can you tell me how you did the zipper? Did you put it in and then just tack the ruching, or did you fit the dress on the dressform without the zipper and then put the zipper in? I’m doing a similar design and I’m trying to figure out the best way to do it. :) Thanks!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 04.10 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

      Hello wedishstyckning, first I made the bias-cut chiffon ruching on the dress form and held it in place with a zillion hand stitches, then I fitted the dress on my friend , chalk marked the exact placement of the zipper and sew it in position.
      Make sure you are using a good quality invisible zipper, even though the chiffon doesn’t add much bulk, it still makes it a little harder to pull up and down the zipper and its “head” could break off.
      I hope this will be helpful for you, and please show us some pictures of your dress = )
      Good luck!

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    May 21, 2012, 06.23 PMby kisses

    great choice of colour….dress looks nice

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    May 21, 2012, 05.58 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Gorgeous. And the colour really suits her.

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    May 18, 2012, 10.09 PMby Gloriana Brenes

    Loved it!!! Thanks Irene :)

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    May 17, 2012, 05.31 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Stunning colour and draping!

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    May 17, 2012, 05.27 PMby vchan38

    The colour is gorgeous, looks great! Well done!

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    May 17, 2012, 05.34 AMby tierrazabulon

    love it

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    May 17, 2012, 04.53 AMby mataiana


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