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Long red convertable dress

Added Jan 3, 2012

by aceshey18

Telford, United ...




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After the black convertable dress all worked out to plan, ish, I bought some much nicer fabric to make a dress to wear to a friends wedding. The black material was not stretchy enough really, and does not hold as tight as the red, lesson learnt! As with the black dress, this one can be tied in many different ways, I had it as shown, with shoulders for the day, then changed it to the halter neck with twist back for the eve but forgot to get a pic, will try to add one later!

Material Notes

I bought 5 meters of four way stretch silky jersey material, this was much better for this style of dress., due to cutting a full circle skirt, there was even enough left over to make a dress for my daughter too!




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    Jan 4, 2012, 02.27 PMby helenaviertel

    thanks a lot!! I’ll try it!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 10.30 AMby aceshey18

      You’re welcome!

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    Jan 3, 2012, 05.57 PMby tirrs


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    Jan 3, 2012, 02.35 PMby sewingfan1

    It looks wonderful! and such a good idea for a wedding so you can change your outfit so easily!!

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      Jan 3, 2012, 02.50 PMby aceshey18

      Thankyou, also the fabric was great for just hanging up when we got to the hotel and any creases just dropped out! fab! I love how ‘swishy’ the dress feels like while walking and dancing.

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    Jan 3, 2012, 01.41 PMby helenaviertel

    Hi aceshey18! I love this dress and the other two versions you’ve posted. I am thinking of doing it myself for a wedding too and found the instructions online already. However, I have a question and thought you might help me: when the wedding takes place, I’ll be 6 months pregnant. Do you think this pattern is easy to alter so that the waist is under the breast, like an empire cut? Or would it look odd? Can I draw the circled skirt as is, but thinking about attaching it directly under the breast, not the waist?

    Thank you very much, I really don’t know anyone “live” who can help me.

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      Jan 3, 2012, 02.19 PMby aceshey18

      Hi helenaviertel, Thankyou! The seam does run just under the bust, it is the long wrapped sections which make it look like there is a waist section here, the only suggestion I can come up with regarding changes for pregnancy are that you may end up with a shorter section at the front where the dress had to cover the bump too, so you could make that section longer in the first place to compensate for that, then just cut it back to a circle once you have the baby. I suppose you may end up with an egg sort of shape rather than a round. As this dress is so long I had to cut the skirt in two halves of a popo and join them, so if you make the back half normally, then just add to the front. If you follow Rostitchery’s instructions you will end up with three seam lines ( one under the bust and one on each side of the skirt! )
      Good luck!

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