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Silk Kimono Sleeve Dress

Added Sep 2, 2011

by AGoodWardrobe

Fairfax, Califor...






This dress came together better than I could have imagined. It will see a lot of wear this season. Made from 4 ply silk crepe, the pattern is by Pattern Runway. Blogged here.

Material Notes

2 yards of 4 ply silk crepe, silk organza for interfacing, and 1 shank button




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    Sep 3, 2011, 02.53 PMby tinyskids

    One word Beautiful. What a dress, I just might go buy this pattern and make one of these for me :)

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      Sep 3, 2011, 03.47 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      You should! Sarah’s patterns are fantastic with great instructions. I’d love to see what you do with this design.

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    Sep 3, 2011, 02.21 PMby stephanieu

    What a beautiful dress! It fits you perfectly and I love the color. Great job! Those shoes are super cute too.

    I have silk in my stash that I don’t dare cut into. Maybe today I’ll just go for it… :)

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      Sep 3, 2011, 03.45 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      Do it! Do it! Do it! I’m all for being daring with the stash.

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    Sep 3, 2011, 09.37 AMby TimmyTime


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    Sep 2, 2011, 07.09 PMby futurette

    Great job, wow! I’ve been eyeing that pattern and am happy to see you dove in and had such success with it. Am also VERY impressed with your willingness to purchase, let alone cut, 4ply silk. The proof is in the pudding here; gorgeous fabric = gorgeous garment. I’ve been dreaming of a silk skirt or shirt but am just not sure I’ve got the guts. The list of what-to-know’s on your blog, however, is building my confidence.

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      Sep 3, 2011, 01.06 AMby AGoodWardrobe

      I’m not going to lie, I was so scared to cut into it. However, I had to reason with myself and come to the conclusion that it was worth nothing in my stash so it couldn’t get much worse, right? Or something like that… Anyway, I’m a 4 ply convert – this stuff is seriously gorgeous and I was surprised how easy it was to sew. If I ever have the means to purchase again, I wouldn’t hesitate.
      Thanks for all the kind words! I hope you do try both the 4 ply and this pattern. If you do, I can’t wait to see what you do with ’em.

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    Sep 2, 2011, 05.09 PMby emilief

    really nice work, the dress look soooooo well made! and your shoes are lovely too ;)

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      Sep 3, 2011, 01.08 AMby AGoodWardrobe

      Thank you! I’ve always loved these shoes but I don’t have too much that goes with them so I was pretty stoked when I finished this dress.

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    Sep 2, 2011, 03.28 PMby emlj

    looks beautiful, love dresses like this

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      Sep 3, 2011, 01.09 AMby AGoodWardrobe

      Me, too. I was a little worried that it would be a bit too much fabric on my short frame but I think I pulled it off (if I do say so myself). Thanks!

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    Sep 2, 2011, 02.36 PMby cweeks

    So simple yet so lovely. Great color and it is really flattering on you!

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      Sep 3, 2011, 01.13 AMby AGoodWardrobe

      Thank you! I think it will be a really lovely color for fall/winter. Although I love the simplicity of this one, I think this design would look great in a bold patterned charmeuse.

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