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Evening Dress for Black Tie Dinner

Added Dec 15, 2011

by micbrown

North Hobart, Au...




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I made this dress to wear to my husbands formal work dinner. I used material I had in my stash from an op shop – some kind of jersey stuff. It’s lined in black jersey. It has side splits and no zip. I used a cowl neck dress pattern but made it longer and used the sash around the waist to give it shape. Very comfy to wear too. That’s my gorgeous husband with me in the photo xx. Total cost of dress about $15 – similar one in shop $400.

Material Notes

Stetchy satin / jersey




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Satin

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    Jun 20, 2012, 03.47 AMby rainfall

    Wow, what a pretty dress. You look beautiful! And for $15 ?!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 09.17 AMby eliseanna

    This is just beautiful — so stylish and well made. Well done.

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      Dec 20, 2011, 12.27 AMby micbrown

      Thanks :) It’s not often that I am invited to a black tie dinner and the last one I went to was over 10 years ago. It was challenging to find a style that suited my age, body shape and the type of function we were attending. I must say I am pleased with the result and we had a great night out.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 04.49 PMby annakonduh

    I love it! I’m impressed and I like the fabric :)

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      Dec 15, 2011, 09.00 PMby micbrown

      Thanks, the fabric was a good find. I’m pleased I just had enough to make this dress.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 11.06 AMby claudeb

    Beautiful….lovely job.

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      Dec 15, 2011, 09.00 PMby micbrown

      Thanks :)

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    Dec 15, 2011, 07.20 AMby schnui

    Stunning!! I am sure your husband is so proud of you looking so lovely in your gorgeous dress.

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