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New Year's Frock - Azalea

Added Jan 23, 2008

by Lauren Fortgang

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made this dress for New Year’s Eve, so I made some adjustments to ‘pump it up’.

As a technical adjustment, I added about an inch to the length of the yoke because I thought it looked pretty thin, which I imagined was a little hard to work with to get an even line. I also added about an inch to the shoulders, maybe two inches. Just to drop the yoke a bit.

I obviously shortened quite a lot. (9 inches according to the lengthen/shorten lines on the pattern).

I created this look with two layers of the under-dress, and three layers of the top dress. Plus a small lining (as the bottom most layer was uncomfortable tulle. I wanted a big poofy frock and I actually think I over did it a bit.

To correct, I took out 3 inches from each side seam (for a total of 6). I added a ribbon to the hem of the top layer that was slightly smaller in diameter that the dress itself, which pulled it in and created a slight bubble effect.

I beaded both the yoke and portions of the bottom dress with some iridescent sequins and silver beads for added sparkle.

Material Notes

Tulle! Lots of it. Some layers were ‘bridal’ with dollops of shimmer. Satin lining. The yoke is a cotton material with a silver print.




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    Mar 13, 2008, 07.53 AMby nenasew

    I love the changes you made to the pattern. It looks so young and fun.

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    Jan 29, 2008, 05.03 PMby Lauren Fortgang

    Thank you all for your fabulous comments! What a nice feeling to have received so many compliments. I’ve just finished my second Azalea dress. More postings to come!

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    Jan 25, 2008, 01.06 PMby brandnewemodork

    this dress is beautiful well done.

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    Jan 24, 2008, 03.49 AMby ixninaqxi

    I loved the colors you used. It looks great on you!

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    Jan 23, 2008, 02.58 PMby wendyxo

    Wow, that is awesome.

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    Jan 23, 2008, 10.30 AMby grayscout

    Very Pretty! I love the material you used for the yoke, and the idea of the bubble hem, plus that pop of blue…what a perfect dress to ring in 2008!

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