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Red silk dress (Simplicity 2281)

Added Dec 2, 2012

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






The pattern is Simplicity 2281, a Cynthia Rowley Collection pattern, and the fabric is 2 m of 100% silk Solid Crepe de Chine from Mood Fabrics in the color Tango red.

This is the second time i sewed with silk, and I’m happy to say that I’m not afraid of silk anymore! This crepe de chine was easier to work with than the previous silk, it went smoothly under my sewing feet and was surprisingly a lot more stabler that I have imagined. So, no problem at all with the fabrics.

The pattern instructions are quite clear although I didn’t really follow the instructions order, which called for finishing the bodice and lining it first before attaching the skirt. As I wanted to be able to alter the sides later, the side seams were sewed the last.

Also blogged here

Material Notes

Crepe de chine silk




Garment Type

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    Dec 6, 2012, 02.25 AMby Ruth Meiland

    Lovely dress and the color is great!!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.51 PMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous. This style really suits you.

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    Dec 3, 2012, 04.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress. Its lovely on you x

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    Dec 3, 2012, 08.11 AMby keren

    wow – gorgeous! looks stunning on you. The color is amazing.

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      Dec 3, 2012, 08.26 AMby verypurpleperson

      thank you! Every woman should have a red dress, don’t you agree? :)

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.15 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    hot red dress and very nice fit! i really really like it! bravo!!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 03.47 AMby Anniemollison

    This is a gorgeous dress and the colour does look amazing on you. I have this pattern, I may need to make something from it.

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      Dec 3, 2012, 08.25 AMby verypurpleperson

      looking forward to see your take on it!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 12.35 AMby loisvolk

    Wow! What a beautiful dress! The colour looks stunning on you!

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