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The space age cocktail dress

Added Jun 6, 2010

by stitchywitchy

Louisville, Kent...






I made this ruffled cocktail dress from Simplicity 2497. I did adjust the top a bit to make it less boxy, and I shortened the hem by 4 inches . It reminds me of some great 1960s patterns I’ve seem with ruffled necklines. My blog entry for this dress is here.

Material Notes

Poly shantung, not great to work with but I was using up fabric stash!




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Sep 4, 2010, 08.43 PMby dabura

    lovely dress.

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    Jun 13, 2010, 08.38 AMby nikkishell

    I’ve been lusting after this pattern. It’s great to see yours turned out so well, i’m encouraged to buy it now :)

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    Jun 8, 2010, 10.33 AMby BeYou TiFul

    So lovely! Nice color too.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 09.40 PMby tallykay

    wow a stunning collar!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 04.22 PMby tulips371

    I love the fabric the color is great nice work!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.58 PMby sabzarap

    I love the neckline and the greate and the color on you ;O) It could have been an expensive dress!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.41 AMby April Zhang

    this is gorgeous!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.29 AMby pink-cornelia

    nice, love the neckline with all the ruffles.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.16 AMby tamezdc

    Very pretty dress. I love the color and the fabric. It fits you perfect. I could have mistaken your dress for one bought at an expensive boutique.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 10.32 PMby juneandjuly

    That turned out really well. I love the neckline.

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