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New Beginning

Added Jan 1, 2016

by Paola Setolier

6500, Switzerland






To celebrate the New Year’s Eve we took the last minute decision to attend an elegant event at a local 5 stars hotel where the dress code was all black. I didn’t have any black dress so I sewed myself one using a beautiful brocade fabric I have had in my stash for a long time. It is a very modified version of pattern Illusion Neckline Mini dress 09/2014: I omitted the yoke, modified the front bodice in a sweetheart shape, added a trimming and made a pleated skirt instead of gathering. This dress costed me around 20eur, I could not be happier :). Happy New Year to everyone!





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    May 28, 2016, 09.43 PMby Nedoux


    Your dress came out so beautiful and with a professional looking finish. Well done! :-)

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    Jan 17, 2016, 10.28 PMby hello Itsme

    how lovely this looks x

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    Jan 13, 2016, 11.11 PMby SassyT

    Love this dress! Sassy Sewing Bees https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Jan 5, 2016, 12.17 AMby staceyintheslc

    Love the brocade fabric! Love the pleats! Love the bustier top! Double love the detail of the pleated ribbon across the top! You look better than 5 stars! Happy New Year and may 2016 be full of amazing sewing projects!

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      Jan 5, 2016, 02.22 PMby Paola Setolier

      Thank you for the nice comment and Best Wishes for 2016 to you too :)

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    Jan 3, 2016, 10.40 PMby kihli

    Great dress!

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    Jan 3, 2016, 02.34 PMby Claire Cooper

    looks awesome

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    Jan 2, 2016, 10.05 AMby Maria Hayek

    It is indeed a gorgeous dress and looks great on you :)

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    Jan 2, 2016, 02.36 AMby Mokara

    Great dress & great fit!

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    Jan 1, 2016, 11.23 PMby SueMH

    Looks fabulous on you!!

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