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Sunday Best Dress

Added Oct 21, 2013

by carmenhf

Brisbane, Australia






Amended a 1960’s vintage pattern that had very long French darts. Lowered the neckline and finished with bias tape instead of a facing. Added a series of tucks to neckline to stop any gaping. Invisible zip at back. Also found a self cover belt kit at a charity shop, so made a matching belt.

Material Notes

Textured silk fabric was purchased from a lady at her garage sale. She had a huge stash of beautiful fabrics but not enough time to sew them all.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Cotton, Linen

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    Nov 2, 2013, 06.18 PMby yenny lee

    How lovely :D i like the fabric motif so much :D

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    Oct 29, 2013, 12.17 AMby SewNotWork

    Very nice! Fabric is beautiful!!

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      Nov 2, 2013, 06.52 AMby carmenhf

      Thank you all for your kind comments!

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    Oct 28, 2013, 11.47 PMby brisehuus

    What a beautiful dress- it reminds me very much on a painting from monet :-) Love it!

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      Nov 2, 2013, 06.51 AMby carmenhf

      You’re right. It does remind you of a waterlilies painting!

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    Oct 28, 2013, 10.11 PMby cchristie

    Now there is a pretty dress!

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    Oct 28, 2013, 07.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely summerdress! Very cute with the belt and you did a great job :)

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    Oct 28, 2013, 11.21 AMby Rikamekko

    I liked everything of the dress.Beautiful!

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    Oct 28, 2013, 09.42 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Very nice!

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    Oct 28, 2013, 01.35 AMby nrobson

    i like! spectacular x

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