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Pink cotton - Member Model Challenge Fifties Dress

Added Oct 1, 2017

by olbalasa

Naples, Florida,...






This figure-flattering dress looks really elegant. I was especially attracted to the eye-catching draped bodice. Other unusual details are 2 vents in the back. It was quite easy to sew. I embellished the dress with Swarovski crystals.

Material Notes

I used cotton with some stretch in it. I thought that solid color is better for showing the draped bodice than printed fabric.




Garment Type


Fifties Dress 09/2006

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    Oct 3, 2017, 10.22 AMby France Langlois

    You’ve been busy! This dress will look fabulous under your brand new reversible fur coat!

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    Oct 2, 2017, 09.07 AMby Franci Kettman

    Hello my FL friend, I recognize that cute smile. Good to see you here too!

    Like the little bit of bling. Perfect for a party.

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      Oct 3, 2017, 02.24 AMby olbalasa

      Hi Franci! So you are here also! Well, these 2 sites are the biggest in the sewing world I guess. It is fun to take part in contests, right?

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    Oct 1, 2017, 02.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress. I love the colour and the crystals. Good luck x

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      Oct 1, 2017, 07.16 PMby olbalasa

      Thanks! But I don’t have a chance after I saw so many gorgeous dresses others made. But it’s ok, I made the dress to wear at the party not to win in the contests. I really like the pattern! I even plan to sew another one like this.

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    Oct 1, 2017, 02.03 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Very pretty !!

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      Oct 1, 2017, 07.18 PMby olbalasa

      You think so? Thanks! I am happy with the result.

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    Oct 1, 2017, 09.10 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Love your dress and the Swarovski crystals makes it very unique! :)

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      Oct 1, 2017, 12.55 PMby olbalasa

      Thanks! Crystals sparkle so much in the light but somehow any image I take doesn’t show any sparkling. Lol

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    Oct 1, 2017, 08.01 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    In this colour the dress looks so different – calm and light! ))

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      Oct 1, 2017, 12.59 PMby olbalasa

      Thank you! I like all shades of pink colour but don’t use it much in my sewing. Now I am glad I did.

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    Oct 1, 2017, 07.27 AMby chula123

    I agree with you about the solid colour showing off the draped neckline better and what a wonderful idea you had with the Swarovski crystals that looks stunning gives it a very elegant vipe!! Good luck

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      Oct 1, 2017, 01.07 PMby olbalasa

      Thanks! I wanted to add some special details to it to make it more dressy. I already wore the dress to a cocktail party yesterday and everybody liked the Swarovski crystals.

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