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Vintage "Embroidery Sequin Velvet Drop Waist Dress"

Added Jan 29, 2014

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






I always wanted to make a drop waist dress but not quiet sure how it would look. This is my experimentation project, not prefect but I am pleased. I use New Look 6808 for the top and then added the flounce. Because the velvet is stretchy I go down two sizes my normal size. The flounce is self draft from May 2013 burdastyle (Handkerchief Skirt). It is a plus size pattern so I have to grade it down to my size. I added a 3/4 sleeve to the look.

The fabric is pretty with green, purple, pink and silver sequins and embroidery on it. I use a green ribbon around the neckline through several tiny buttonholes to try and highlight a bit of the colours.

Hope can see the details as the pic really doesn’t do it any justice. Thanks for looking :-)

Material Notes

2 yds velvet
1 yd ribbon




Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2014, 02.41 PMby chula123

    This is such a lovely colour on you and the dress looks fab. Can’t believe you call this an experiment project, it looks perfect and fits you so well!

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      Jan 31, 2014, 04.13 PMby kisses

      Thanks for lovely compliments Chula:-)

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    Jan 30, 2014, 04.19 AMby nrobson

    beautiful velvet dress there kisses x

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      Jan 30, 2014, 06.02 PMby kisses

      Thank You :-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 03.42 PMby liliv-1

    I love it!

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      Jan 30, 2014, 06.01 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv :-)…hope all is well

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    Jan 29, 2014, 07.11 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! You look gorgeous Kisses! Fabulous dress – and the green around the neck is a super detail :-)

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      Jan 29, 2014, 08.06 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen…the green ribbon was an after taught but it really makes the dress special

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    Jan 29, 2014, 06.13 AMby Mary Athey

    Kisses this is fabulous on you and your figure will certainly attract a lot of attention!! Wowzers!!! Drop waist dresses are everywhere this year and you carry this of so well. I love the bodice and the bottom section. The fabric is lovely and that pimk does look fab on your warm skintone. All in all a triumph my dear kisses x

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      Jan 29, 2014, 07.59 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…I am really getting to love drop waist dresses now. I do plan to make another one but in a very bright tone. Your comments are always so inspiring

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    Jan 29, 2014, 05.05 AMby schnui

    Very pretty Kisses.

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      Jan 29, 2014, 07.54 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much :-)

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    Jan 29, 2014, 04.02 AMby rita61

    Nice and flirty dress on you; the embroidery is nice.

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      Jan 29, 2014, 01.29 PMby kisses

      Thanks Rita…the embroidery is what lead me to buy the fabric and totally no regrets

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