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Where's my Bulldog Dress

Added Aug 18, 2013

by Helguchi

Oviedo, Spain






Pattern: Sultry Sheath Dress from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing.
Fabric: French Bulldog Kokka fabric 100% cotton.
Straps dress with zip on the back, fully lined and fusible interface bias tape to stabilize necklines and armholes.
The pattern presented a couple minor problems or inconvenience I better say. Even though I cut the same size for the bodice and skirt, this last one was a little bigger than the bodice. So I have to narrow the skirt from the waistline to perfectly fit the bodice. The other problem was the fact that the front bodice darts aren’t aligned with the skirt darts. So I alter the pattern to perfectly lined up the darts by moving them towards the center. Of course I had to make a muslin to test this changes. Everything looked pretty good though I needed to do some fitting at the back of the bodice since is was very big for my narrow back. I’m very happy with the result, a very cute summer dress. I love this pattern is very flattering and feminine.

Material Notes

L 270cm x W 110cm fabric and lining, Invisible zipper, L190cm x W1cm fusible interfacing cut on the bias.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Satin

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    Aug 20, 2013, 10.55 AMby Srdenko

    Wow! Great work! Everything fits perfectly :)

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      Aug 20, 2013, 08.56 PMby Helguchi

      Oh thank you!

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    Aug 19, 2013, 07.49 AMby Dibii

    What can I say? The neckline is gorgeous

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      Aug 19, 2013, 08.38 PMby Helguchi

      Thanks a lot, dibii.

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    Aug 19, 2013, 04.17 AMby kisses

    Nice neckline and the fabric is cute

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      Aug 19, 2013, 08.40 PMby Helguchi

      Thanks. ;-)

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    Aug 19, 2013, 02.10 AMby rita61

    Nice. Thanks for you comments on the pattern. (I borrowed this book from the local library.)

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      Aug 19, 2013, 08.40 PMby Helguchi

      Enjoy it because it’s such a great book.

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    Aug 19, 2013, 12.01 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Gorgeous!!! I love the silhouette :-D Your fabric is sooo cute :-D and I absolutely looooove the neckline!!! :-D Gorgeous dress and great work!!!

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      Aug 19, 2013, 08.39 PMby Helguchi

      Thank you, Lizz.

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    Aug 18, 2013, 07.06 PMby Madcinderella

    Wow, supercute dress! I love it.

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      Aug 18, 2013, 07.29 PMby Helguchi

      Thanks Madcinderella. ;-)

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    Aug 18, 2013, 06.53 PMby liliv-1

    Great sewing! Great fabric, great pattern! All great:) I like it very much!!

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      Aug 18, 2013, 07.28 PMby Helguchi

      OH MY GOD! Thanks, thanks very much, Liliv. I feel flattered. I’m trying to learn as fast as I can.

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    Aug 18, 2013, 06.15 PMby Sara Álvarez

    Me encanta! Le había echado un ojo a este patrón pero la verdad no me atrevo a hacerlo porque no sé si me quedaría bien.. igual lo pruebo! Donde has conseguido la tela?

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      Aug 18, 2013, 07.22 PMby Helguchi

      Te animo a que lo pruebes porque el vestido sienta genial, si eres de cintura estrecha y tienes algo de cadera queda de muerte. En el maniquí no se aprecia demasiado pero de verdad que sienta muy bien. A ver si cuando me lo ponga consigo alguien que me saque una foto y la cuelgo. La tela la compré en www.telaria.es la tienen en varios colores si no la encuentras, también la he visto en una tienda de etsy, fabricdiva.

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      Aug 18, 2013, 09.52 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Gracias por la info!

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    Aug 18, 2013, 05.38 PMby Mary Athey

    this is gorgeous. i love the neckline and tbe fabric’s fab x

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      Aug 18, 2013, 07.25 PMby Helguchi

      Thank you, Mary. Yes the neckline is my favorite. It was my first heart shaped neckline and I wasn’t so sure about getting it right but it really came really out nice.

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      Aug 18, 2013, 08.00 PMby Mary Athey

      it turned out perfectly. x

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