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Literally a Cocktail Dress

Added Apr 1, 2013

by turtlegirl00

Livingston, Unit...




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I ordered this fabric forever ago to make coasters as a gift, but the print was too big for that so it went into the stash. This month’s burda had sooooo many things I want to attempt. I decided to begin with 4/2013 #126. It is made with eyelet in mag, but I thought it was a fun shift shape as a dress. and I thought it would be the perfect way to showcase this fun print. I didn’t have enough for the ruffles on sleeves and hem as in mag, so I bought this crocheted lacey trim/edging. I think it works! The pattern is very simple and comes together fast.
This was my first time with “set in” sleeves. And I must admit I sewed it in wrong side out and had to make nice with my seam ripper and go again… but other than that this went GREAT!

Material Notes

fabric unknown sort of taffeta feelling brushed on one side shinier on other, edging, thread, bias trim





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    May 12, 2014, 01.38 PMby kirstenlarsen62

    cute! good improvise with the purchased lace.

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      May 12, 2014, 04.01 PMby turtlegirl00

      thank you!! i have worn this a lot! a go-to dress for sure!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 05.42 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Such a fun print! It suits the simple shape perfectly!

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    Apr 10, 2013, 02.44 PMby turtlegirl00

    thank you! i am happy with it and it is comfortable! :)

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    Apr 6, 2013, 06.05 PMby heatherrique

    That looks like a fabulous looking dress! It looks fun and chic.

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      May 1, 2013, 05.13 PMby turtlegirl00

      thank you! i receive a ton of compliments when I wear it! :)

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