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Red Tessuti

Added Aug 8, 2013

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia






My entry into the Tessuti Awards. Criteria: Red or Black Taffeta bought from Tessuti, dress suitable for dressy event or formal, knee length.

I’m really kicking myself for not making enough time on this project. I had planned on making my own design/pattern but I had another commitment that took more time than I would have liked! I had to make a new dress for an RnR weekender + pants & top. (Did I really need another dress, will I ever learn?)
Dress made from vintage Simplicity 1944. (1950’s pattern)
If you were to use any trimmings, the colour had to be the same as the fabric. I made piping around the waist and collar. Fully lined.
Not holding my breathe on this comp, next year will plan ahead…famous last words!

Material Notes

2 mtrs Taffeta
Lace for the collar and band
Self made piping around the waist and collar
50cm invisible zip




Garment Type

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    Aug 11, 2013, 11.52 AMby ronnielee

    Thanks gals for all your encouragements! xx

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    Aug 9, 2013, 05.12 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Really stunning dress. Absolutely love the colour. Good luck with the competition x

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    Aug 9, 2013, 12.15 AMby schnui

    Looks lovely Ronnielee. I have had a good look at the entries, so don’t write yourself off so soon.

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    Aug 8, 2013, 11.32 PMby papermothballvintage

    I love that shade of red. Great job! And great styling!

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    Aug 8, 2013, 09.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You look wonderful – lovely dress you can be proud of :)

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    Aug 8, 2013, 04.47 PMby liliv-1

    It’s gorgeous! Good luck!

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    Aug 8, 2013, 02.16 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous ronnie and you look lovely wearing it. your photos are lovely and fun as well. i had a look at the entrants and the standard is so high. your dress stands as good a chance as the next one so good luck. when they do a contest with jersey and knits i’ll enter as it is my fav fabric lol x

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