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Ruby Doll Dress

Added Sep 13, 2013

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...






Drop-waist dress with pleated skirt has neckline details and 3/4 sleeves.
Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern 1715.
The instructions were very easy to follow and also helped with fitting concerns.

When I first cut the pattern I followed the instructions and cut an unlined dress.
I then remembered (of course after I had finished cutting!?) that I had used this poly linen blend fabric from Joann previously (here) and knew I would hate the dress if it were unlined due to the fabric characteristics.
I had to scramble to find I lining in my scrap bin. I flat lined the bodice and sleeves in taffeta scraps (from the bridesmaids dresses) for structure. And I found a basic lining fabric for the skirt.
I also hoped the lining would add so wrinkle retention to this fabric but you can see after 8 hours of wear no this fabric is wrinkled.
I love the color, the drop waist and the collar!

Material Notes

poly linen blend fabric




Garment Type

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    Sep 15, 2013, 12.31 AMby ink

    Edible! So cute ..love the classic and the shoulders are a super blend of cute/sexy,

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      Sep 15, 2013, 03.10 AMby melodym

      Ink, thank you very much for your kind words!

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    Sep 14, 2013, 10.31 PMby nookie


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    • Pink_flamingos_large

      Sep 14, 2013, 11.30 PMby melodym

      Thank you , nookie!

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    Sep 13, 2013, 08.30 AMby liliv-1

    Very very nice! I love the color and the collar!

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      Sep 13, 2013, 02.36 PMby melodym

      Thank you!

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    Sep 13, 2013, 07.20 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress melodym, the colour’s so rich and i do love the neck feature and the fit on you. perfect x

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      Sep 13, 2013, 02.37 PMby melodym

      Thanks Mary. Some reds are hard for me to pull off but I do love the color!

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    Sep 13, 2013, 05.47 AMby bethmaryharley

    Very cute dress! Such a gorgeous colour too! Maybe I’m really rubbish at ironing (I really am), but I can’t see any wrinkles on the dress! Hurray for the lining!

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      Sep 13, 2013, 02.39 PMby melodym

      I too am not a fan of ironing, I am glad the wrinkles are not that noticeable. Thank you for your kind words.

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    Sep 13, 2013, 05.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Really lovely dress Melodym! I love the collar and neckline! and color is fantastic on you! :-)

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      Sep 13, 2013, 02.40 PMby melodym

      Thank you kindly

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