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Multicolor shift dress

Added Jun 13, 2017

by J Sheridan

Connecticut, Uni...






I made this summer dress from a light silk material. it was insanely slippery and a bit of pain to work with! I made a few mistakes, especially on the sleeves but now I know what it should be like for the future!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bridal, Business, Casual, Mod, Preppy, Romantic
Satin, Silk

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    Jul 20, 2017, 03.17 AMby smgill66

    Your dress looks wonderful! Please help me if you can. I am confused by the directions. I don’t understand where the upper and lower decorative bands go or how to sew them according to instructions. Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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      Jul 20, 2017, 05.11 PMby J Sheridan

      I got confused on this one too! It took me a bit, but I figured it out. What step # are you confused with?

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      Jul 20, 2017, 11.08 PMby smgill66

      In the second paragraph it instructs to sew the decorative bands together but the directions don’t make sense to me. Also, I am contused about the shoulder and neck bands.Thanks for replying.

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      Jul 21, 2017, 09.02 PMby J Sheridan

      For the decorative band pieces, they are long rectangles with points at the end. there should be a point on each long one that matches a point on each short one. If you lay one on top of the other, right sides facing, and stitch the point, when you open it and invert the now stiched point so the right sides face out, it should form an “L” It should also be folded in half length wise at this point (it will want to anyway due to the point.) This lies along the corner cutout of the long center piece and should match the cutout almost exactly. Let me know if that does not make sense! I can make a video with scrap fabric since it is hard to explain!

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      Jul 22, 2017, 03.13 AMby smgill66

      Thank you so much. They should let you translate the directions! i appreciate your help.

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      Jul 22, 2017, 01.33 PMby J Sheridan

      Anytime! Let me know if you need any other help with this one, especially the neck bands! I did those wrong and realized right after I finished but it was too late to take the seam out!

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    Jul 13, 2017, 06.51 AMby sewing fanatic

    looks awesome!

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    Jun 14, 2017, 11.34 AMby SurMesure

    Very nice little dress. I like the style of the neckline and armhole, very pretty!

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      Jun 15, 2017, 02.37 AMby J Sheridan

      Thank you! I made a few mistakes, but I learned for next time!

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    Jun 14, 2017, 05.50 AMby Maria Hayek

    Beautiful dress :)

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