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Summer afternoon LBD

Added Jun 14, 2017

by SurMesure

Montreal, Canada






This is my second try with this Vogue pattern, V1161 and it is much better this time! I sewn the size 8, made a SBA (smaller pleats at the waist) and graded to size 10 for the skirt, also added 1 inch at the hem. For this version I played with the daisy pattern, trying to put the flowers at specific spots. I like the result at the top front and although it was quite a puzzle I like the way the back pieces came out.

Material Notes

Dress: cotton
Lining: bemberg




Garment Type

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    Jul 13, 2017, 06.59 AMby nrobson

    ah this is lovely dress! love the back and complete style in conjunction with the print

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      Jul 15, 2017, 12.37 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you, it was fun to play with the daisies : )

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    Jun 21, 2017, 08.08 AMby liliv-1

    I love this style of dresses on you!

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      Jun 22, 2017, 01.06 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you Liliv! I guess this is the style of dresses that fits an A-type body shape…

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    Jun 18, 2017, 07.38 PMby TeenyUK

    Gosh this looks like a complicated pattern, especially if you have to make adjustments like I would! But you’ve really nailed it and the pattern placement is perfect.

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      Jun 19, 2017, 01.05 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you! It may seems complicated but all the pieces come together quite easily.

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    Jun 18, 2017, 11.36 AMby kelerabeus

    Oh, that is a great pattern – so many nice details! And the dress looks great on you, lovely silhouette.

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      Jun 19, 2017, 01.03 PMby SurMesure

      Thank you kelerabeus!

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    Jun 16, 2017, 11.52 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Great silhouette! Very interesting pattern :-)

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      Jun 17, 2017, 11.34 AMby SurMesure

      Thanks Elpida, I think that this Vogue pattern is quite a classic for Summer.

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    Jun 15, 2017, 07.44 AMby Maria Hayek

    Oh I love it! It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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      Jun 15, 2017, 11.49 AMby SurMesure

      Thank you Maria, I’m glad I really took the time to think about all the details when construction this dress!

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    Jun 15, 2017, 06.46 AMby Beccki

    Lovely summer dress.

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      Jun 15, 2017, 11.50 AMby SurMesure

      Thank you Beccki!

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