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Added Apr 8, 2011

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






When I first picked up this pattern ( Vogue V1102), my intent was to make a cocktail dress. Possibly taffeta, definitely dark. Funny how if you hang onto something long enough your inclinations and thoughts toward it may begin to sway. This couldn’t have ended up more different than how I had planned. I often assess my current pattern and fabric stash prior to beginning a new project and I think this leads to a combination that I had not originally thought of . Depending on my state of mind and current whim, it could really go in any direction. I’m glad this one took the path it did.

Material Notes

Cotton with Poly Lining




Garment Type

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    Apr 14, 2011, 05.34 PMby lmb

    Great design choice of colors and garment silhouette. Its is beautiful.

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    Apr 11, 2011, 08.29 AMby Pamela Harries

    I just love this! The colours are so poppy! I recently made this pattern in a dusty blue, and have contemplated doing a more colourful autumn inspired version, now i’m set on it. I love how you have split up the colours, bringing it all together with the yellow bias tape – its great!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 12.16 PMby u120418

    Very pretty!

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    Apr 10, 2011, 12.31 AMby sandoz18

    SO cute this way. Did you take any fullness out of the skirt?

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      Apr 10, 2011, 02.34 AMby rifka

      No, not at all. I did shorten the hem about 4 inches and add a skirt lining. The pattern just called for a self lined bodice.

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    Apr 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very very nice, I love the combination’s of colors and fabrics. Very cute pattern!

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    Apr 9, 2011, 04.53 PMby peaches2218

    This is really lovely. I’ve seen this pattern done before as a formal dress, and it really didn’t do anything for me. I would wear your version every day if I could get away with it. It’s so pretty, and I love the scooped waistline!

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    Apr 9, 2011, 08.34 AMby loyl8

    fantastic!! did you interface the bow on the back or is that just the fabric?

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      Apr 9, 2011, 03.13 PMby rifka

      Just the fabric. The only interface is around the back bodice and front neckline. I did make the bow double sided though for additional structure. The pattern only required a single layer for the bow which I thought wouldn’t look as good when tied.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 10.17 PMby fashionfreek

    Very nice. Nice fabric colours. You did well B-)

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    Apr 8, 2011, 09.45 PMby cupcakedreammachine

    This is so freakin cute! I love the open back with the bright sunny colors.

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