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My Malissa cocktail dress

Added Sep 24, 2008

by gertie

Astoria, New Yor...






Here’s my contest entry—and my first posted creation! I thought I would post it as well as e-mail it, since I’ve enjoyed looking at everyone else’s entries. I shortened it a bit, made a tie neck, and attached a cumberbund-style belt. The fabric is a red silk jersey that I got at Mood. I had lots of fun making this!

Material Notes

Silk jersey






Photos by my cute husband!

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    Apr 13, 2009, 03.15 PMby mlssfshn

    I love what you did with the pattern made from my sketches. I sad to say I haven’t made one of my own yet, but love being a new mom. Soon, I will, I know…I will.

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    Feb 16, 2009, 02.21 PMby katy-lady

    this variation is much better than the original pattern! i cant wait to make my own :)

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    Jan 3, 2009, 10.59 PMby rainbow13

    Looks gorgeous!! Great job!!!!!!

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    Nov 20, 2008, 12.09 AMby emjaen

    So cute!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 02.56 PMby annricemancharternet

    I love it! Dress is so cute and sweet…….way to go!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 11.47 AMby katexxxxxx

    Dead cute! Love the colour.

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    Nov 1, 2008, 04.17 AMby milissa

    This is stunning :) you have quite a talent

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    Oct 10, 2008, 11.22 AMby kitlitter56

    that is such a b-e-a-u-tiful dress!!! you did an excellent job. i’d wear it anyday.

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    Oct 8, 2008, 01.05 AMby claudiacc

    Congratulations! It’s lovely.

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    Oct 8, 2008, 12.33 AMby roryroo

    nice ink by the way… :)

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    Oct 8, 2008, 12.32 AMby roryroo

    The belt adds a really fun touch. I can’t wait to make this! thanks!

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    Oct 8, 2008, 12.14 AMby guro-uro

    GREAT great great dress! Absolutley perfect! Wow….

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    Oct 7, 2008, 12.27 PMby pasnon

    holy wow!! i want this! :)

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    Oct 6, 2008, 08.26 AMby filousia

    such a great dress!!!!you look fabulous!!!!!;-)))

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    Oct 5, 2008, 07.46 AMby alyv

    Congrats! It’s Beautiful. It reminds me a little of a Kenley from Project Runway design. (I love her!!! BTW). Screw the people who can’t take her attitude. Separate the art from the artist!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 12.28 PMby gaslightingabbie

    love it. With a different fabric, it could be an awesome 20’s inspired dress.

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    Sep 29, 2008, 08.51 AMby modbean

    Beautiful! I’ve wanted to make a dress like this! Great job!

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    Sep 28, 2008, 05.35 AMby kamelia

    Oh that is wonderful…, I love it!!! All the best of luck to you in the competition…

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    Sep 27, 2008, 08.10 AMby amermaid

    great variation and the perfect colour

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    Sep 26, 2008, 09.02 PMby peps1

    good job, well done

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    Sep 26, 2008, 02.25 AMby paunnet

    Wow, simply amazing… And I love your tattoos!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 08.01 PMby retropinup

    You made this dress look so cute. I tried and tried, but couldn’t make it look good with all that fabric. Your dress is very flattering.

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    Sep 25, 2008, 06.26 PMby allygally

    GORGEOUS! I love it, the color is beautiful and it looks great on you!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 01.31 PMby alisonwine

    you look adorable in your dress!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 12.45 PMby josiegirl77

    Oh wow. This is a beautiful dress! It looks great on you, and what a gorgeous color and fabric!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 06.22 AMby davyjonesoverlocker

    this is beautiful.

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    Sep 25, 2008, 06.07 AMby vickles

    Wow, your dress is entirely lovely. I love the big bow.

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    Sep 25, 2008, 01.16 AMby lybu

    very nice. the tie neck make your dress special.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 11.37 PMby bluejewels

    This is beautiful, I think my favorite Malissa variation yet! The tie neck works perfectly with the style :-)

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    Sep 24, 2008, 10.45 PMby senasews

    wow, great dress and the color is awesome.

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