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Devil in a Blue Dress

Added Sep 26, 2009

by Lee Avant

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This is one of the first dresses I ever tried to make with a commercial pattern. It was supposed to be an easy/beginner’s pattern, but it gave me so much trouble and headache (especially the collar) that I put it aside for almost a year. I finally decided a few days ago that I wanted this dress out of my life, so I forced myself to finish it by any means necessary.

Material Notes

2 yards of something slippery that gave me a lot of problems




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    Nov 20, 2009, 03.42 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    love dots!!!!! nicee job!!! beautiful!! you look amazing!!!!!!!!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 12.46 AMby froglegs

    This dress looks great on you. The effort was worth it don’t you think? For slippery fabric try an even feed foot.

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    Sep 28, 2009, 04.53 PMby sewneenee

    love the dress… try to forget the troubles it caused you before, because it looks great on you now!!

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    Sep 28, 2009, 04.28 PMby gtangel

    u go girl!! .. must feel good to finish this.. :)

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    Sep 28, 2009, 06.06 AMby buzzybee

    It was definitely worth the effort. It stands out from a lot of the recently uploaded creations!

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    Sep 27, 2009, 08.49 PMby zozowahine

    All´´s well that ends well? It looks fantastic and the collar looks perfect after all your efforts

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    Sep 27, 2009, 08.12 PMby ink

    Ha! I have two projects like that in my drawer….. I love this dress! And your photo is so cute with you frowning! The dress is adorable, I love the fringe on the bottom, fresh surprise for that pattern style. Cute.

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    Sep 27, 2009, 06.57 AMby fabricaddict

    Well done – this was definitely worth it! It looks really good. I agree those Vogue Easy patterns are sometimes not so easy – I too have a satin top I started over a year ago in this pattern that I have never finished!!!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 10.02 PMby motozulli

    yeah, super cute

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    Sep 26, 2009, 08.45 PMby maldrich

    I love it!

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    Sep 26, 2009, 08.39 PMby cornsey

    It was worth the effort! It looks great on you, feminine and strong.

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