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Red Bow Dress

Added Apr 18, 2013

by alaney

Boston, Massachu...






I had been designing and re-designing a red silk dress with shoulder bows in my head for some time,and decided the bodice of the By Hand London Elisalex dress pattern combined with the Charlotte pencil skirt pattern would create the silhouette I was looking for. They fit together beautifully and I was delighted at how well the princess seams on the bodice lined up with one of the pleats on the front and back of the skirt. I had made the Charlotte Skirt once before so I knew it would be a great fit, but to make it easier to walk in I included a curved slit in the center back. It was the first time I used the Elisalex Dress pattern so I made a quick muslin of the bodice and it the fit was nearly perfect, I just lengthened it an inch. As far as design alterations to the top I decided I wanted a sweetheart neckline, and I widened the neckline by narrowing the shoulder seams to finish at 1 inch.


Material Notes

red silk suiting
red cotton voile for the lining




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    Apr 22, 2013, 03.48 AMby Irene Jones - Arias

    Great dress!!! I really like the way all those bows soften the dress look, they counterbalance the “aggressiveness” of a red dress, it looks feminine and very pretty!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 05.40 PMby Inga 888

    Beautiful dress, great color and i love the bows and neckline :)

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    Apr 18, 2013, 03.53 PMby Jodi Wade

    Wow! You look stunning. Simple and elegant. I love it!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 03.29 PMby ariation

    Your dress is beautiful!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 01.48 PMby Tiffany Phares

    What a hot red dress, the bows are perfect!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 09.11 AMby liliv-1

    I love this too. The bows are adorable.

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    Apr 18, 2013, 07.37 AMby cris orange

    I love love love this dress, the bow details and the colour!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 06.50 AMby mixtlii

    So very cute!

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