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Oriental Inspired Sheath Dress

Added Aug 2, 2014

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






Since I’ve been home this summer I’ve been finding all of my past sewing projects. A lot of them are still only half way finished so lately I’ve been completing them. This is a dress that I started last summer, but I never finished it until now!

Last summer I fell in love with oriental style dresses. They have a really simple and beautiful shape that I think is lovely. The pattern is my own that I designed and drafted. The dress is a sheath dress with a standing collar, cap sleeves, hook and eyes connecting the front bodice, buttons down the back, and a vent flap in the back of the skirt. There are also a lot of curved seaming detail in the bodice and the skirt

I’m slightly sad, because the fabric is such a heavy print a lot of the seam details don’t show up very well. I’d like to make another version with piping in the seams to make them pop; especially the detail seams of the skirt.

More photos on my blog: http://esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Fabric, Interfacing, thread, buttons




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 6, 2014, 07.14 PMby PoczwarkaPrezentuje

    Beautiful dress and photos :)

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    Aug 5, 2014, 06.41 PMby stars

    Gorgeous dress and the styling and photography is great.

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    Aug 5, 2014, 06.28 PMby iba

    wauw, beautifully made , love the colour!

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    Aug 4, 2014, 01.42 PMby kisses

    Nice…love everything about it

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    Aug 3, 2014, 10.04 PMby Irina Schwab

    It is a beautiful dress and the way you photographed it shows all details nicely. I think it’s a great project. And the fabric goes well with the overall oriental theme. x

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    Aug 3, 2014, 09.02 PMby libra-s

    The dress is very pretty!! And photos are great!!

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    Aug 3, 2014, 08.12 PMby IDia

    Realy beautifull!

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    Aug 3, 2014, 06.15 PMby Anna Stavrinides

    The fabric is a great match for the style, but I agree, piping would really bring out the seam detail. It is a really perfect dress!

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