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Short Sleeve Seamed Dress w/ Stripe Skirt

Added May 10, 2013

by etcraft-id

Manado, Indonesia






I made this dress based on Long Sleeve Seamed Dress 08/2012 #121.
I use pattern size 72, this is for tall women measurement. My height is 165cm, according to burda size chart, i’m a petite. FYI, this is my very first project on sewing a dress. I never made any clothes before. I learn to sew only by reading books, blogs and videos.
I made a dummy dress on muslin first. I couldn’t made mistakes on the real fabrics, coz i didn’t have any extra fabrics. I notice on the pattern, the bodice is too long for me. But on my muslin dress i thought maybe the waist is supposed to be a low waist. So i didn’t bother to shorten the bodice pattern. (But i should’ve shorthen the bodice! Maybe i will on my next project :p )
I made some adjustment on the side seams. I wanted the dress to be more fitted on my body. I also shorten the skirt.
I made underlining from the same fabrics to add some body, instead of lined the dress.
I couldn’t find a 60cm zipper, so i used a 50cm. It caused me a big problem when i tried to put on the dress. The dress is so tight, so i had to wear a corset, and pray it won’t tear when i pushed my hip&thighs into the dress.

Material Notes

These fabrics were given to me as a bridesmaid dress for my cousin’s wedding. I’m not sure what is the type of the fabrics. But they’re similar to shantung silk with polyester blend. Both are non stretchy.
Bodice fabrics has woven threads with stripe texture.
Skirt fabrics is black-gold stripes with metallic threads.




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    May 11, 2013, 03.32 PMby timisews


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    May 10, 2013, 07.14 PMby shela

    Wow, you did great, it looks wonderful on u.

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    May 10, 2013, 05.45 PMby liliv-1

    Great dress, especially because it is your first project…it was a hard one to start with! I can’t wait to see more from you!

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    May 10, 2013, 10.16 AMby Angie H

    It looks good to me. Nice Job!

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    May 10, 2013, 09.32 AMby zoeope

    WOW. well done for a first dress. It looks perfect on you. Hope you will be making many more dresses.

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    May 10, 2013, 07.51 AMby Zooormar

    So beautiful dress and material! Looks perfect on you :)

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    May 10, 2013, 07.18 AMby omgdora

    Absolutely beautiful! Perfect use of these two shantungs. Wow.

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    May 10, 2013, 05.54 AMby martinK

    You did a perfect job!

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      May 10, 2013, 06.45 AMby etcraft-id

      tq Martin!
      i’m going to sew a men shirt for my next project. hopefully you can share some tips for me? :)

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    May 10, 2013, 05.09 AMby Mary Athey

    wow!,!!, you’re a natural sewer. your dress is just gorgeous and i’m so impressed with your self taught skills. the dress is striking on you. well done x

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      May 10, 2013, 06.43 AMby etcraft-id

      Hi Mary, tq for your compliments :)
      Thankfully i can have internet access so i can learn sewing techniques from those sewers who generously share their tutorial on their blogs.

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