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one-shoulder evening gown

Added Apr 27, 2011

by diyraven

Houston, Texas, ...






Coral/pink Jessica McClintock short evening gown (Simplicity 2253, version C). I was a guest at my friend’s wedding and I made this dress especially for the event. For progress photos click here.

Material Notes

I used a polyester material that looked like silk dipioni, but I actually used the back-side of the material so it wasn’t extra ‘bridesmaid-like’ looking




Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear

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    Nov 28, 2011, 10.00 AMby Jambalaya

    This is wonderful, I love that shoulder accent too. Nice touch!

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    May 7, 2011, 08.56 PMby assets

    Well done I was going to get this pattern for a wedding in July. How was it to make easy or tricky???

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      May 9, 2011, 01.58 PMby diyraven

      It was somewhere in between. Once you get all the pieces cut and ordered, it’s actually not too bad. The tricky part is that the instructions seem to skip around a bit, so just make sure you read through all of the directions carefully before-hand so you don’t run into any issues. But I’d definitely say go for it!! :)

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    May 5, 2011, 05.39 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Darling oragami embellishments, so trendy. I’m sure you can got tons of compliments…perhaps even from the bride too. On second thought this would be a great bridesmaid’s dress, classy and flattering.

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    May 5, 2011, 04.50 PMby sofiatunes

    Looks great!

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    May 5, 2011, 12.19 PMby mirjana80

    Beautiful dress!

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    May 5, 2011, 05.39 AMby smurfette2010

    You did such a great job! I have the same pattern, you’ve motivated me to make one myself :)

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    May 1, 2011, 08.57 PMby christina031106

    I love this! Amazing sewing job & the fabric is perfect.

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    May 1, 2011, 11.55 AMby belit

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Apr 29, 2011, 02.17 AMby mandrych

    It is really an amazing dress, beautiful!

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    Apr 29, 2011, 01.39 AMby chillwear

    Wow perfectly done!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 10.14 PMby lizajane09

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 08.59 PMby peaches2218

    I’ve been thinking about using similar lines on a dress I’m making. What do the pattern pieces for the criss-cross bodice section look like?

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.16 PMby magdamagda

    great lines, it’s both eye-catching and mind-catching! – I can’t stop analyzing the pattern!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 05.59 PMby diyraven

    Wow everyone – THANK you for all the compliments!!! I put a lot of work into this dress so it truly means a lot!! :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 04.29 PMby sunnilj9

    Completely gorgeous! I love the detail on the front with the bow and the shoulder! Perfect fabric choice too!

    xoxo, Sunni

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    Apr 28, 2011, 01.42 PMby zsyzu

    This is a really well executed gown. Hopefully, I’ll get to your level one day. It’s gorgeous!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 12.51 PMby violetta089

    Smashing, it is so beautiful! And fits you relly well!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 11.29 AMby ecila

    Wow!! I’m really impress!! You are so talented! Well done! Gorgeous dress!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 09.36 AMby tilshmil

    Looks amazing on you! Great work! That bodice is so cool and I love the shoulder detail too. You picked a great color too.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 08.26 AMby joost52

    Very impressive and great color on you!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.52 AMby junespoon

    wow looks gorgeous! Beautiful colour on you! Love all the pleated details.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.28 AMby hdk100

    Terrific dress, lovely detail!!!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.37 AMby Debby H

    beautiful, I love the detail in it and the colour suits you too.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.16 AMby susi von soler

    I like it !

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.15 AMby susi von soler

    I like it!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 05.34 AMby smallone

    very nice professional finish….looks really great on you too :)

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.21 AMby nadia42


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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.04 AMby Olivia Anne

    well done

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