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Heidi dress - wedding guest

Added Oct 11, 2009

by missymay

Melbourne, Austr...






I made this dress last month to attend my good friends wedding, I also wanted a little shrug just in case it was cold. I followed Yoshimi’s instructions for the shrug, which is made from leftover lining.

Was pretty easy to make, I had to redo the bodice as the first one was too big.

Material Notes

Probably polyester from Spotlight




Garment Type



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    May 25, 2010, 10.07 PMby agseliza

    You did such a nice job…this pattern looks great in that fabric. I also like your shrug; would have liked to have seen it from the front as well. :)

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    Nov 17, 2009, 05.48 PMby bijouxbetty

    Oh I like this one! I had the same with the bodice being super roomy & do the same by using a belt to pull it in, as I didnt do a fitting for this when I made it.

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    Oct 12, 2009, 10.00 AMby barbaraagatha

    Congrats on your Heidi! And like someone else said: love the shoes.

    I made Heidi too and I fought a little with both the bodice and the waist: and I still feel like it’s a little big and bulky. I solved it by adding a thick black belt that I pulled to mark the waist more.

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      Oct 12, 2009, 10.10 AMby missymay

      Thank you! yeah I know what you mean, mine seemed a bit big at the shoulders. I’m sorry your hand is broken!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 12.17 AMby marylou86

    Nice dress! I love the fabric… and where did you get those shoes?

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      Oct 12, 2009, 10.08 AMby missymay

      Thanks! The shoes are Annapelle, bought them in Myer 18 mths ago!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 04.41 PMby stefanisarah

    The fabric seems very fluid. I recently tried to cut polyester chiffon without success. I love every bit about your two creations here. Colors, fabric, patterns. Excellent work.

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      Oct 11, 2009, 10.59 PMby missymay

      Thanks for your lovely comments :) The fabric wasn’t too bad, it frayed really easily which was the most annoying!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 01.03 PMby capraia

    Lovely, I am now convinced that I will have to try this pattern too!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 08.30 AMby strickmeise

    it’s a wonderful dress made from wonderful fabric

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    Oct 11, 2009, 07.03 AMby julietta

    The dress turned out great and I love your shoes!

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    Oct 11, 2009, 01.41 AMby buzzybee

    This dress looks really flattering!

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