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The I Love You, Sir Dress

Added Sep 27, 2009

by joboenvogue

Suburbia, Illino...






This was my homecoming dress for our dance this year. It’s crepe back satin, fully lined and a major pain in the butt. The directions tell you how to insert an invisible zipper WRONG, so that took me forever to fix, but in general, it was a simple design. It’s McCall’s #5382, if you are wondering. I even got stopped in the bathroom about how pretty it is. They practically peed in their pants when I said I MADE IT! I also brought along the “I wish I were Asian Clutch.” Ben even wore the tie I made him =)

Material Notes

Crepe back satin, lining, invisible zipper [for dress]. Satin [for tie]. Brocade and lining [for bag].




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Mar 13, 2013, 07.32 PMby colorfulphoebe

    what an absolutely beautiful dress!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 01.40 AMby briyell

    i love this dress. i thought i recognized it; i made the same one, except strapless a couple years ago. i love the colour of yours :)

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    Aug 16, 2010, 03.23 AMby olystyrene

    This is just stunning!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 04.53 PMby ranjani

    Beautiful job! You have such great style.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 04.29 AMby lovelyelement

    love your dress. shape color, very nice style. look very nice on you

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    Oct 7, 2009, 01.20 AMby colours

    great job! it looks amazing on you. i also love the colour!

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    Sep 30, 2009, 11.43 PMby milkyway

    You look so pretty, the dress is absolutely gorgeous

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    Sep 30, 2009, 02.08 PMby nerissas

    Very classy! Color, style, hair and all! Great work! Don’t ever stop sewing!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 10.54 PMby bella87

    oh it s just sooo beautiful! i love love love the color.

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    Sep 28, 2009, 02.14 PMby musefreak

    i love it :D

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    Sep 28, 2009, 12.30 PMby skwarynia

    Good job! Looks nice on you, but I would prefer deeper cut in the neckline, more V-cut shape:)

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    Sep 27, 2009, 05.52 PMby maha1965

    great design and well fitted i know the feeling when you discover that you made a lovely dress. enjoy the feeling it’s really great

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    Sep 27, 2009, 05.31 PMby irmchen

    Wonderful! My daughter also wishes a dress for her dance this year. But how to get this pattern if I am german? Something like this would be great… . :)

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      Sep 27, 2009, 05.57 PMby joboenvogue

      Try sewingpatterns.com, they have all the major American patterns for you to buy online, some are even downloadable patterns!

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      Sep 29, 2009, 08.14 AMby irmchen

      Thank you very much! I just bought the pattern- but at a german side.
      I am very happy with this pattern… it is exactly what my daughter wanted. :)

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    Sep 27, 2009, 04.56 PMby mathoulde

    Such a beautyfull dress ! I wonder I can do such perfect garment.

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    Sep 27, 2009, 04.48 PMby angelfood123

    CUTE! how do you do that?

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    Sep 27, 2009, 03.37 PMby lunatepetal

    g o r g e o u s ! love the color :) and you look stunning!

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    Sep 27, 2009, 03.10 PMby fabricaddict

    What a pretty dress, you must have felt like a princess!

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