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dance me to the end of love

Added Feb 28, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...






After booking 5 months ago, finally, this weekend will be the day on the green with Madeleine Peyroux and Dianna Krall.

And there has been another wait too… this is the long-awaited dress, after two practice dresses late last year. I chose to use the pattern of practice piece Like a Cloud with some sizing adjustments. It is a neue mode M23156. And instead of using the facings provided, I worked the floral cutouts along the neckline and arm holes.

Dress: check.
Hotel reservation: check.
Leave approved for Monday: check.
…all set for a romantic long weekend.

Material Notes





Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Polyester, Rayon



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    Dec 28, 2010, 01.11 AMby lexicooks

    I’ve only just seen this now – but it’s totally stunning! Well done.

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    May 2, 2010, 04.00 PMby kleinfee

    So absolutely wonderful!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 05.39 PMby sewheather01

    Really lovely, well done you!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 02.46 PMby sewbissy

    This is amazing! What beautiful handiwork. The type of thing you’d see on the red carpet. And thanks for the patchwork notebook comment. We put together the quilt top last night!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 02.19 PMby dorawarren


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    Mar 1, 2010, 12.23 AMby nessys

    I can only agree with Ladylola – WIT WOO!!! That is beautiful – so elegant & sexy!!! I would love to see a full-length shot too – just lovely! Have a wonderful, wonderful, romantic weekend Honey! xxx

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    Feb 28, 2010, 09.20 PMby rubyslippers86

    this is gorgeous!! beautiful fabric :-)

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      Mar 4, 2010, 01.12 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi ruby_slippers, it was easy to work with such a great fabric. I am glad you like it.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 04.45 PMby iluvspring

    All eyes will be on you in this romatic and glamorous dress….

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      Mar 4, 2010, 01.11 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi iluvspring! Thank you, thank you.
      I am looking forward to seeing what you upload as your first project.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 03.44 PMby wzrdreams


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    Feb 28, 2010, 03.04 PMby minnieburton

    Absolutely beautiful. So elegant. It reminds me of something Charlotte York in Sex and the City would wear.

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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.58 AMby Passiona Cottee

      awww, shucks.
      That is a lovely thing to say!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 01.49 PMby carolyn-s

    This is gorgeous, I love it!! Slightly gothic, elegant and deliciously ethereally romantic! I too would love to see a full length photo of the dress…

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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.57 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi CarolynS. Congrats on getting featured member project for your very first posted project. Great trench (and car)! I will let u know when I get a full-length shot up.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 01.14 PMby ladylola1611

    Wit woo! Thats gorgeous, hope you have a lovely weekend!

    L x

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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.56 AMby Passiona Cottee

      hehehe, I will have a lovely weekend – rain, hail or shine. Thank you!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 12.24 PMby Anna Aasbjerg


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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.55 AMby Passiona Cottee

      I am glad you like it, Mitmit!
      Sorry I don’t know where you can find instructions on making your own slopers (I looked!).

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    Feb 28, 2010, 11.34 AMby joqueenbee

    Very lovely, you should feel fantastic in your new dress. Enjoy your weekend!

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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.53 AMby Passiona Cottee

      I will, I will! Thank you, joqueenbee for your well wishes. I look forward to seeing which sundress you decide upon.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 11.24 AMby sandoz18

    So pretty! Would love to see a full-length picture of the dress.

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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.52 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi, Sandoz18! Definitely. I will let u know when a full-length pic is up… most likely after this weekend.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 11.09 AMby susisonne


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      Mar 2, 2010, 07.51 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you, Susisonne. It is inspiring to see your ‘first attempt’ projects. Trying new things is nerve-wracking. But you end up with a wide range of skills!

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