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electric blue

Added May 11, 2010

by fabricaddict

Durban, South Af...






This is my new wedding dress (to wear to others’ weddings!). Months ago I saw KatieC’s Cynthia Rowley’s black ruffle dress and I fell in love with that big neck ruffle. The pattern was only available in South Africa about 6 months later so I made this dress for my oldest friend’s wedding in March and have since worn it to another wedding, and hope to wear it again soon! I must be honest – the fit of this pattern really gave my grief – I just don’t find Simplicity’s patterns fit me well?! and I hate that so often the necklines and arms don’t have proper facings but rather bias strips :-( I had to take the shoulders up on the top, cut the armhole’s lower, the neck was a bit wide and the waist was way too small if I’d cut it to my size!? I am very happy with how it turned out after all that (at times painful) effort, I think this pattern is a real winner other than the fitting issues… I’m not a huge fan of altering and get impatient! so here’s hoping many more wedding bells ring so I get to dance in my electric blue dress.

Material Notes

Blue taffeta (I lined the skirt with ponjee lining)




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Mod, Rock

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.04 PMby neama

    I’ve had this pattern for several months now, and bought a gorgeous royal blue taffeta for it – slightly darker than yours. The hints are great & will be a fab help whenever I finally start into it. Well done:)

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    May 16, 2010, 01.09 AMby erdronen

    so pretty! definitely worth the hassle :) I have this pattern and just got some fabric that just could be perfect for it… and I happen to have some weddings coming up… I may just make it up! I love seeing it finished and what a fantastic color (especially on you!). great job!

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    May 13, 2010, 05.22 AMby yesicap416

    love this ..=] i will sooo make this. but i make my own patterns lets see how it goess..!

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    May 12, 2010, 05.35 PMby hyunjoo

    This is beautiful! I made one for a company dinner last year, and I think I like the blue more than the lavender I had made!

    I am in the process of making another with ivory shantung to wear to a family function.

    I was going to make 5 for the bridesmaids, but my sewing mentor is making them :D as her wedding gift … a more than generous gift …!

    Great work!!!

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    May 12, 2010, 02.04 PMby hannahbabesuk

    I have just finished this!!! Taking some pics of it next week!!! I found the sizings funny also but impressed with the final thing.

    Well done you- lovely lovely colour!

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    May 12, 2010, 04.31 AMby sewithought

    I’ve had this pattern in my pile for months now and I had yet to be inspired to work on it but you have definitely changed that!! Super amazing work!!

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    May 12, 2010, 02.15 AMby storres56

    You look great. The color is stunning on you.

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    May 11, 2010, 08.39 PMby sewella

    It turned out fantastic albeit your alterations and annoyance with the pattern! I love the neck ruffle! Another gorgeous creation from you!!

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    May 11, 2010, 08.16 PMby vintagegal

    This turned out beautifully, despite your grief with the pattern! I just bought this pattern myself, and your comments will be very helpful; I also don’t like bias strip facings, so it is nice to know I will have to plan extra time to do this dress my way. Thanks! Kim
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