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Dress for a piano concert

Added Nov 18, 2011

by apfelbluete

Duesseldorf, Ger...






There was a reason for a new dress: I got an invitation to a piano concert.
Typical every woman’s problem – there was nothing to wear. So I had to quickly sew something nice. The fabric I already had. The pattern had to wait for one year. I’ve wanted this dress since I saw it first.
The most beautiful version I’ve seen, was in white / champagne color.
My color is indigo blue.
The dress I have sewn very quickly, practically in one day. Most of the time I design with the transmission lines spent.
I made the sleeves longer than the original.
Original Pattern – Butterick 5559.

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Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.50 PMby Jodi Wade

    Beautiful dress!!! I will have to find this pattern!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.35 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    What a gorgeous dress. You are really wearing it. Love it

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    Nov 30, 2011, 09.50 AMby urbandon

    Very slick. Looks great.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 01.56 PMby wildflower31

    Looks great. I have that pattern, but I have not had success sewing with jersey previously. All the patterns that I like call for jersery. Any tips on sewing with jersey?

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      Nov 21, 2011, 02.29 PMby apfelbluete

      Please always use elastic stitch for Jersey.
      You may sew a size smaller than you usually wear.
      Always a good process-Jersey retain their shape.

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    Nov 21, 2011, 12.14 PMby MusterSchnittchen

    That’s awesome!

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      Nov 21, 2011, 02.29 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)

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    Nov 21, 2011, 02.34 AMby schnui

    You continue to inspire me with your beautiful creations. Beautiful!!!!

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      Nov 21, 2011, 02.30 PMby apfelbluete

      That pleases me so much!!!:-)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 12.21 PMby strickmeise

    It looks great on you, a new masterpiece!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 09.03 AMby A Sewing Architect

    Great job – perfect color, perfect fit!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 09.03 AMby A Sewing Architect

    Great job – perfect color, perfect fit!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 08.46 AMby sadienorway

    simple and elegant! And the colour is lovely as well!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 06.25 AMby tessi

    I would love to make this dress in a gorgeous black jersey – full-length – as a concert dress when I sing in concert!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 06.21 AMby tessi

    @apfelbluete, last Saturday, I taped all of the pattern magic papers together and traced on my seam allowances, then trimmed everything extra off, but I still need to trace the pattern onto pattern tracing fabric, and then will probably have to cut the top out down on the floor, because I think it is too large to fit on my table! The cat and kitten will have fun “helping” me! I bought some fabric on sale, and not sure if I have enough for the top……..if not, I’ll use something else and save the sale fabric for a different top!

    Maybe I will do this tomorrow!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 05.54 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great dress, that fits you like a glove! i am very impressed, about it’s stylishness and elegance. very very nice!!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 01.42 AMby bingohalle

    You always look great in any dress! All of them are very nice.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 08.56 PMby G-A-

    Beautiful! I really like the cut and it’s very well done.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 08.48 PMby tessi

    This is another beautiful creation! You look stunning in it!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 08.57 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you!:-)
      it was very very cold during photo shoot :-))
      Have you ever sewn your shirt;-)?
      My girlfriend has a similar shape like you. She sew a pattern magic shirt . It looks great on her.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 07.00 PMby LaraGa

    Love this dress!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 05.51 PMby smallone

    oh lovely as always.

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