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Vogue 1174 - Rachel Comey Dress

Added May 21, 2010

by sewaholic

Burnaby, Canada






Gorgeous strapless dress with piping detail, boning and built in foundation. A really complicated dress but well worth the effort!
Also on my blog here


Material Notes

100% polyester for the shell, 100% bemberg rayon lining, hair canvas foundation




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    May 31, 2010, 01.30 AMby jenna700

    I am in the middle of this pattern! Your’s turned out great!!! I am having trouble with the fitting of mine… what kind of fabric did you use?

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      Jun 1, 2010, 12.57 AMby sewaholic

      I used a medium weight drapey polyester fabric. For the fit, I definitely made a muslin version first! I ended up cutting a whole two sizes smaller on top than on the bottom. Remember if you make alterations to the dress pieces, also make the same changes to the foundation pieces AND lining pieces. (That was why I cut a smaller size, instead of trying tricky alterations on the bodice…it was going to be really hard to make changes to the pattern!)
      Good luck!!

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    May 26, 2010, 03.25 AMby ink

    OH MY ! Holy monkey what a fantastic dress. I can’t imagine even attempting this! The piping is fantastic. I would love to see super detailed pic’s as I can’t believe that this is humanly possible at home (my sewing machine truly…is truly bad at stitches ;-)_) I love the fabric also, really wonderful on you.

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    May 26, 2010, 12.03 AMby delsol

    This looks fantastic, really well done! And also, where do you get your fabric? It’s lovely [:

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      May 26, 2010, 01.39 AMby sewaholic

      I bought this fabric at my local fabric store Fabricana – they don’t have an online shop though! If I ever see it for sale online I’ll add it to the notes for this project. I bought it in the last two months so it’s likely out there, somewhere.

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      May 26, 2010, 02.30 AMby delsol

      Alright, thank you!

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    May 25, 2010, 05.39 PMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Stunning!! :)

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    May 25, 2010, 01.39 PMby nhouse

    super cute. i want it…i think i need more experience before i tackle this dress tho.

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    May 24, 2010, 12.06 AMby sewaholic

    Thanks everyone for all the awesome comments! :)

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    May 23, 2010, 07.07 PMby tangerinesamurai

    Love it! Makes me want to try something a bit more complicated. Wonderful dress!

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    May 22, 2010, 09.51 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Ohhh! I just got this pattern…I LOVE your version :) Great fabric and piping contrast, great job!

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    May 22, 2010, 01.18 AMby ginasophia

    beautiful fabric, and i was just checking out this pattern too! such and amazing job

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    May 21, 2010, 10.55 PMby Chicky C

    I think you did such a great job, definitely needs to be worn on its own without the cardigan (on your blog), looks great.

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    May 21, 2010, 05.31 PMby Erin E

    Gorgeous! Well done and good for you for making a muslin. Also, I really love your hair, haha! I got mine cut nearly identical to your’s just last night!

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    May 21, 2010, 05.04 PMby lizah

    such an adorable dress!!

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    May 21, 2010, 03.18 PMby sandoz18

    Really well done!!

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    May 21, 2010, 02.55 PMby farahajh

    That dress is fantastic, and it fits you so well. Am in awe of your skills.

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    May 21, 2010, 02.47 PMby nutmeg1

    This is awesome!!

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    May 21, 2010, 02.10 PMby rifka

    Love this pattern, well done!

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    May 21, 2010, 07.12 AMby davee09

    love the dress!!!!!!

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    May 21, 2010, 06.14 AMby lunatepetal

    beautiful! such a gorgeous fabric, as well :)!!

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