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The first of many

Added Oct 20, 2013

by aquatil

London, United K...






This was the first dress I ever made! I’m very happy with the result: the different look and the freedom of movements it allows. I used a Polyester fabric with a silky touch (I have no idea of its proper name). Following the instructions, it took me quite a while to put the numerous pieces of A4 paper together, but once done, I found it rather simple to cut and sew it. The dress came out a bit too large on the waist (probably due to inaccurate cutting) so I used a black strip of fabric as a belt – it corrected the problem and gave a nice shape to my waist line!

Material Notes

Polyester with a ‘silky touch’.




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Jul 23, 2014, 06.06 PMby wadoowindi

    Hi. I recently bought this dress and was wondering what pattern pieces 3, 4 & 5 are for. Do you know? Also, did you put in a zipper? Thanks!

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      May 15, 2015, 01.45 PMby aquatil

      hey, I’m not very active on the website recently…I just saw your message! (If you haven’t figure out yet) I think those pieces are for another version of the same dress – with long sleeves. I did not put a zipper on it but, when I first tried it, I realised I needed a belt! Hope this helps.

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    Oct 27, 2013, 10.31 PMby Ruthie-fish

    Really nice dress! – Might have to make one tooo!

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      Jan 25, 2014, 08.17 PMby aquatil


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    Oct 22, 2013, 02.14 AMby April Blackbird

    I never would’ve looked twice at that pattern if it weren’t for you posting your try at it! Looks so comfortable and effortlessly stylish.

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      Oct 22, 2013, 12.43 PMby aquatil

      Thanks April!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 01.18 PMby Fantasywriter

    That’s a very nice first project. I like the save with the black belt. Your furry friend is an adorable accessory, as well!

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      Oct 21, 2013, 05.04 PMby aquatil

      Thanks fantasywriter. I know, that’s Birdie, it was her first wedding ;)

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    Oct 21, 2013, 11.41 AMby aquatil

    Thanks a lot ladies! Your comments give me BIG motivation to keep sewing :) Cheers!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 09.03 AMby sarahsdaughter

    You just can’t go wrong wearing this style and very well done for your first project.

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      Oct 21, 2013, 11.57 AMby aquatil

      Thank you sarahsdaughter, it’s very nice to find support from other sewers!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 08.15 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice! The dress looks beautiful on you ;) I used the same pattern a while ago and I like the style very much.

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      Oct 21, 2013, 11.58 AMby aquatil

      Thank you Ellen, it’s a very nice pattern indeed! Do you have any photos? That would be great to see it!

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      Oct 21, 2013, 06.24 PMby aquatil

      hi ellen, I’m sorry, I marked your last comment as inappropriate!!! I didn’t mean it and now don’t know how to cancel it… Please forgive the gaffe! I saw your dress based on the same pattern, it looks beautiful! I was impressed with your skills, joining the two fabrics in a geometric cut, so precise on the details. Very fine work! Cheers

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      Oct 21, 2013, 07.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You can have a look at;
      No problem – I did the same once..
      Happy to hear that you like my dress :)

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    Oct 21, 2013, 06.46 AMby Inga 888

    Great first dress, well done :)

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      Oct 21, 2013, 11.59 AMby aquatil

      Thank you!!!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 02.13 AMby izbott

    Yeah! Your first dress & looks good one you. Sounds like picked a comfy material to work with. Good idea with the belt. Keep your sewing groove & post to share with the group. :-)

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      Oct 21, 2013, 12.04 PMby aquatil

      yeaaaah! :))) thank you for the support izbott, feels good to know there’s people out there to exchange about sewing! cheers

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    Oct 20, 2013, 07.16 PMby Carien Dolittle

    Congratulations on your first project! Hope to see more from you

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      Oct 21, 2013, 12.05 PMby aquatil

      Thank you Carien, hopefully soon I will be posting again!!! :)

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