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Not-so-mean reds

Added Dec 16, 2010

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...






Red & white polka-dot chiffon, in Alexander. I added a bit of length to the bodice and peplum, added a front and back placket, for decency’s sake ;), and tossed the shank buttons for classy abalone. Interlined with China silk. Although I made a muslin, I changed the length only in my garment fabric, which required some extra fitting between the bust and waist.

Oh, and I love love love my new rolled hem plate for the serger!

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Garment Type
Chiffon, Silk

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    Apr 1, 2012, 06.46 AMby JacquiLouise

    The fabric is a great choice.

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    Dec 17, 2010, 02.17 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Chiffon can be tricky to sew…A can of Sullivan’s spray stabiilizer is such a great tool to have when working with slippery fabrics.

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      Dec 17, 2010, 04.44 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks for the tip! I’ve never heard of it, but I love sewing & wearing silk. Off to purchase….

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    Dec 17, 2010, 09.17 AMby lennert

    Looks really cute and the colour really suits you!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 09.24 PMby Olivia Anne

    love the fabric!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 09.15 PMby sarsaparilla

    It looks great – especially the rolled hems! I tried making this pattern too, but the bodice was far too short. Yours seems to be just the right length!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.08 PMby Ivana Krejci

    this is lovely! well done.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 01.18 PMby freakusbzzz

    Looks s much better longer in the body, i did that for mine but made the peplum too short (lack of fabric). Lovely

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      Dec 16, 2010, 02.25 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks! Actually, some credit for my rolled hem plate goes to you, because after seeing your version, I knew I just had to track one down :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.53 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    really really well done and so lovely for you. you look stunning in that blouse and yes!! a rolled hem plade is a wonderful thing !!!

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      Dec 16, 2010, 04.35 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks so much! Such a sweet compliment :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.32 AMby lazystitching

    Gorgeous and classy! That fabric is fabulous :)

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      Dec 16, 2010, 04.37 PMby threadsquare

      Thank you…Gorgeous Fabrics has so much to-die-for fabric!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.16 AMby nessys

    This is so lovely Honey – you look fabulous in that colour! Just beautiful – sigh. . . I can only imagine how wonderful a) it must be to own a serger and b) how great that rolled hem plate is! (gosh I wish I had one of those!!!)

    So green-eyed over this one – both the lovely Alexander and the whole serger thing! Wonderful job xxx

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      Dec 16, 2010, 04.41 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks so much! Ah, me and my love/hate with my serger…this project = love, but sometimes it has me sounding like a sailor ;) Hopefully you’ll get a better one than mine!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.25 AMby pink-cornelia

    love that you made it with polka dot fabric, nice changes; so chic, looks great!

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      Dec 16, 2010, 04.42 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks! I thought twice about the polka dot, only because it’s so similar to the Burda version…but it just works, ya know?

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