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My First "Real" Dress

Added May 15, 2009

by hayley28

Melbourne, Austr...






This is a dress I made for work. It’s the first piece of clothing i’ve made for actual wear – prior to this everything i’ve made has been a practice garment (with horrible cheap fabric) or a costume. This time I splashed out on some $20/metre fabric and it was well worth it. The neckline gapes a little (a common complaint with this pattern from what I can see on patternreview.com) but overall i’m very happy with the result. And as you can see in the pictures it’s already been worn to work with rave reviews :)

Material Notes

Suiting fabric, custom covered buttons (from Jimmy Buttons), zip and lining. I accidently used cheap 100% acetate lining, a mistake which won’t be repeated.





Vogue for the pattern, my boyfriend for the photos (sorry for the camer-shy model).

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    May 17, 2009, 10.48 AMby oscarthegrouch108

    so chic! i love it!

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    May 16, 2009, 05.38 PMby hayley28

    Pattern was Vogue 8280, option B. Thanks for your encouragement!

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    May 16, 2009, 01.43 AMby jd98

    really good job! lovely shape on you.

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    May 15, 2009, 04.24 PMby ukiri

    It’s just absolutely lovely!

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    May 15, 2009, 01.42 PMby amandamargaret

    very lovely. you did a great job! kudos!

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    May 15, 2009, 07.52 AMby stacey6907

    Wow! What a gorgeous dress!! It looks great! Which Vogue pattern was it? =)

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    May 15, 2009, 07.51 AMby cicaktoes

    Adorable work outfit! I would totally wear it. And great job for your first “real” dress!!

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    May 15, 2009, 05.00 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    It really suits you, you look fab. The fabric looks very good quality, it was well worth it. I bet you got lots of compliments, they are always an added bonus. Keep up the good work, you’re very talented, well done! :) xx

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    May 15, 2009, 04.51 AMby missb-1

    It’s gorgeous, very chic. Well done, especially for your first garment.

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