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Little black & white dress

Added Jul 1, 2009

by susanne2011

Perth, Australia






This is the dress with the zillion mistakes, aaaargghhh….This is the very first dress I’ve made with a lining. Of course that wasn’t a challenge enough for me, because I wanted a different neckline & back. But once I completely finished the dress, the low back & front caused the sleeves to slip off my shoulders, so I had to change the back. Aaargghh. And that was only one of the many troubles. All in all it turned out quite ok, I am happy with it. The print is a bit phsychedelic, but that’s cool!

Material Notes






My boyfriend for not complaining when yet another needle was sticking in his feet (my sewing style is messy, haha)

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    May 24, 2011, 06.00 AMby loyl8

    i love this dress and the print rocks!!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 12.35 AMby jazzyka

    Thats so cool, I love the fabrics !

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    Feb 9, 2010, 07.07 AMby sojo

    I think the extra work on the neckline looks great! lovely shaped dress.

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    Dec 20, 2009, 08.31 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    the fabric is mazing!!! looks great and elegant!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 10.05 PMby anneliesgils

    this is cool, don’t worry about the pins and needles. if he is anything like my boyfriend will just have to learn not to disrupt the sewing, then he won’t stand on pins!!!

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    Sep 18, 2009, 11.16 AMby tschasta

    You have style and I would not call it “Novice”

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    Jul 2, 2009, 05.21 PMby sweca

    Looks really good on you! =) And the back came out great!! I am almost done with my bubbledress I’m wearing at my sisters birthparty this saturday (but my sewing machine is giving me a hard time) and THAT one has like a doublezillion mistakes I can tell you that =) It’s some kind of jersey fabric and I hate sewing in that. I can’t sew straight =/ Haven’t done this in like 15 years so…. have a lot to learn since I can’t remember how certain things are done =)

    Oh btw… how did you make your black clutch?? So nice!

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    Jul 2, 2009, 01.51 PMby zozowahine

    Phew! Sounds like a nightmare, lucky the end result is FANTASTIC!

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    Jul 2, 2009, 01.21 PMby hajnika

    That fabric is very interesting and your dress looks great.

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    Jul 1, 2009, 07.01 PMby midget

    mistakes pah … thats one sweeeet dress. Well done for perseveering -

    ps hard to manage one’s pins when being creative : )

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    Jul 1, 2009, 02.19 PMby claireissewing

    I loooove it!! I’m finally starting to experiment with more exciting prints, and I’m really appreciating this one! It’s beautiful and I love the dress. Well done.

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