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my paola

Added May 28, 2009

by baberahamlincln

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I modified the Paola pattern slightly and this is what i ended up with…
As I mentioned before the pattern was difficult to work with. The instructions were not very clear and I couldn’t figure out how to put in the inserted pleats. I left them out, also I didn’t have enough fabric for the cuffs so I just made cap-sleeves. The top is a bit ill-fitting, and as you can see, scandalously low-cut so I have to wear a shirt underneath. Sorry for my bleak office/server room/storage room photos, but my colleagues all complimented me on the dress!

Material Notes

cotton, silk covered buttons, silk belt




Garment Type
Business, Casual
Cotton, Silk

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    Sep 23, 2011, 12.59 AMby GoreyDeTails

    I also think that taking out the pleats in the front make it look less coat-like and more dressy. I think it looks great!

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    Jul 19, 2009, 11.19 AMby amy98765

    the modifications you made actually improved the dress…. love the cap sleeves and the contrast of the shirt you are wearing underneath is really nice

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    Jul 12, 2009, 09.47 AMby barkcloth

    I like the scandalously-low cut as well. Your choice of sleeves is also better. Good job!

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    May 30, 2009, 05.25 AMby cam557

    I love the color combination! and the low-cut neckline is very flattering.

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    May 29, 2009, 12.16 PMby safemme

    It looks great! And the undershirt looks fab! Awesome job!

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    May 29, 2009, 06.08 AMby amarie

    A very nice specimen of Paola I think. I love that it’s cap sleeves actually and having a scandalously low option is kinda nice. It could come in handy! Great job on the dress. Thanks for the feedback on the instruction.

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