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Member Model Challenge - Mauve Number

Added Sep 29, 2017

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia






My entry into Member Model Challenge – 50’s dress.

I do love a 50’s silhouette and when Burda sent out a shout out about a competition – that said, I’m in!

I won’t say this was an easy make, quite a few panels with an unusual gathered neckline. I did follow the instructions by using facing and topstitching the tab. I wasn’t happy how neckline looked. (I have become quite the perfectionist after making over 100 + dresses). Unpicked all topstitching, under stitching and removed facings and started again without facing and added a bodice lining. I don’t think the turn under neckline and sleeves make for a nice finishing either. I added a bodice lining to give a more professional make.

Belt made also.

Material Notes

2 Mtrs Cotton Sateen
40cm Invisible zip




Garment Type

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    Oct 28, 2017, 07.29 AMby nrobson

    lovely refined stitching, great dress ronnielee x

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    Oct 12, 2017, 12.11 AMby izbott

    This is awesome!

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    Oct 3, 2017, 02.16 PMby alice9163

    This looks very good on you. Well done.

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    Oct 2, 2017, 06.05 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

    What a fab colour Ronnie! Just gorgeous. Good luck in the competition!!

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    Oct 1, 2017, 02.38 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress ronnielee. I love yours and it looks great on you. This is going to be a tough contest.i wanted to enter but I’m been poorly so next time . Good luck xx

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      Oct 2, 2017, 01.23 AMby ronnielee

      Thanks so much Mary. Hope you feel better soon xx

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    Oct 1, 2017, 09.09 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    The blue shade suits you very well, and your dress looks beautiful on you! ♥

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      Oct 2, 2017, 01.25 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers Ellen – blue seems to be the colour most of us used.. Good luck xx

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    Oct 1, 2017, 07.57 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    You look so elegant! The glasses make the final touch! ))

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      Oct 2, 2017, 01.27 AMby ronnielee

      Thanks Luda. They are original 50’s glasses also.

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    Oct 1, 2017, 07.22 AMby chula123

    Great dress Ronnielee, love the colour and the fit is super!! Good luck!!

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      Oct 2, 2017, 01.28 AMby ronnielee

      As all as I can say is, that god for stretch!! It’s snug around bust area. Good luck also!

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