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Newly Minted

Added Dec 28, 2011

by sophia329

Boston, Massachu...






This is one of two dresses I made for my best friend from college for her birthday/Christmas. She spent Christmas away from home this year so I thought I’d send her something extra special! I used the bodice of Vogue 8511, and then used a large (about 100 inches around) gathered rectangle to make the skirt and put the zipper in the side instead of the back. I had trouble inserting the side zipper without messing up the gathers so that took a few tries, but otherwise the pattern was pretty simple and it came together pretty well. It was fun to make because I knew she would like it and it would suit her style well, and I had the added pleasure of getting to see how nice it looked on her via Skype!

Material Notes

It is underlined mint-colored lace from fabric.com. The lining/underlining is a similarly colored jersey.




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Mar 29, 2012, 03.29 PMby senouna

    Elegant dress with really lovely lace and color!

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    Dec 30, 2011, 08.18 PMby junaluska

    Lucky friend! The fabric is such a gorgeous colour.

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    Dec 29, 2011, 08.15 PMby tirrs

    so nice!, I love the fabric!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 01.24 PMby leaoife

    This is beautiful!

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    Dec 29, 2011, 08.49 AMby CationDesigns

    That mint color looks great in lace! Your friend must feel so special and loved!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 07.04 PMby turtlegirl00

    what an amazing gift!!

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      Dec 28, 2011, 09.04 PMby sophia329

      thanks turtlegirl! She really liked it :)

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    Dec 28, 2011, 05.17 PMby jacquipardue

    very pretty, what a lucky friend!

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      Dec 28, 2011, 09.00 PMby sophia329

      thank you, jaqui!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 10.11 AMby Nickiejc

    What lovely fabric, is it truly the colour in the photo? A great gift!

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      Dec 28, 2011, 08.59 PMby sophia329

      Thank you! The fabric is a little bit more saturated in real life, the flash made it look a little lighter. It looks greener in person, but it’s light.

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