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Red Siren

Added Oct 1, 2008

by elneenya

Hazel Park, Mich...






This is the original version of my striped dress, before I realized how rad it would look in stripes, and before I modified the upper bodice.

I originally draped it on my dress form in muslin, folding and manipulating it until it laid smoothly, then made a flat pattern before sewing it up into this slinky little red number.

The whole pattern is one uninterrupted piece … the only seam is in the center back. The rest is shaped by darts! The flat pattern for this is totally cuckoo looking. I’ll try to get at least an image posted for you to see!

Material Notes

Rayon crepe-back satin in red
Rayon bemberg lining
Invisible zipper




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    Oct 5, 2008, 05.39 AMby trploceanmoon

    HOT HOT HOT!!!!! I would SOOOOO wear this one!!!!

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    Oct 3, 2008, 07.44 PMby gertie

    Gorgeous, as always! Wish I could take one of your classes!

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    Oct 2, 2008, 07.21 AMby mirela

    Oooh…please please please try to share the pattern somehow, it is really amazing, I’m just speechless!

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    Oct 2, 2008, 04.39 AMby sawa

    This is great!

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    Oct 2, 2008, 02.04 AMby anajan

    I liked the striped dress, but this one is breathtaking!

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    Oct 2, 2008, 01.26 AMby lybu


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    Oct 2, 2008, 12.00 AMby susisonne

    Totally beautiful!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 10.38 PMby sew4my3

    Just beautiful! I would love it if you could share your pattern. The creative use of darts is amazing! Can’t wait to see more!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 10.32 PMby jujubee

    Whoa, that is totally amazing! =)

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    Oct 1, 2008, 10.12 PMby lauriana

    I’d love to see what the flat pattern looks like (even just on a picture, I realise this dress must have been made for one’s specific shape)! The shape is great and I love the lines of all the bodice darts. I’ve been pattern making for a while, but I’d love to learn the fine art of draping, and creations like this one make me want that even more.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 08.04 PMby calicocouture

    Wow! The cut, the shape, the fit. It’s fantastic. Ingenious.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 06.22 PMby dianacirne

    What a shape!! Amazing!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 02.21 PMby justmica


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    Oct 1, 2008, 02.14 PMby mjb14

    You are killing me with all these ridiculously gorgeous dresses!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 02.12 PMby carlatv

    Elneenya, you never sees to amaze me…

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    Oct 1, 2008, 01.37 PMby ghainskom

    I love this version too! This dress is genius, I’m still hoping you’ll share the pattern.

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