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Red halter dress from homemade dress block and pattern

Added Jun 19, 2011

by helenadoll

Bedford, United ...






I had been putting off making a dress block to my specific measurements as I thought it would be difficult, but it turns out it’s not so hard :)
I used the block to make a pattern for this dress, and I had JUST enough fabric (from a charity shop, £3) to make it. As you can see in the second picture.
There is an inverted pleat at the back for ease.
Please ignore the terrible photography and the crease down the skirt!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Jun 20, 2011, 09.47 AMby u120418

    Very cool!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 08.56 AMby tasallison

    great dress! making a sloper isn’t so hard….it’s less hassles then the frustration of altering store bought patterns.

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      Jun 20, 2011, 05.56 PMby helenadoll

      sloper is the US way of saying block isn’t it? Yeah it’s really handy, much easier than grading shop bought ones, indeed :)

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    Jun 19, 2011, 07.21 PMby anniekmcn

    This is beautiful – and such a flattering fit on your figure! Would you considering posting the pattern?

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      Jun 19, 2011, 07.30 PMby helenadoll

      I wouldn’t know how to upload the pattern, I’m afraid! You ca see it it the second photo to get an idea of the shape. Also, it’s only in my size so would have to be graded/drafted whatever it’s called! Thanks for your comment :)

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