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Wiggle Dress with a Cherry on top

Added Jan 5, 2014

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






Since July, I have been losing a little bit of weight, and this made me want to wear more fitted clothing. I have also been feeling more comfortable wearing these fitted dresses and skirts. For my wedding last year, I have used Spanx. And they work miracles.

Further in the book, it is presented with a few variations. Long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves, drindl skirt etc. This dress is a sheath style with kimono sleeves. It has a boat neck in front and a V at the back. It als has an underarm gusset. This dress also makes you look like a beautiful hourglass. I love the design of the hip line. It marks your waist beautifully !

Working on this dress went much smoother than expected. I started from the size 16 for the bust and upgraded to what should have been a size 18 from the waist down. And the muslin was perfect. The only detail that needed changing was the length : I had to shorten the skirt of approx. 10 cm. Shortening the sleeves was tricky because I did not know where to cut. I tried a few different cuts. I also had to slash through the gusset to be able to go for that. I also added a lining due to the itchy nature of wool. Here you go !

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Material Notes

Wool as fashion fabric
Rayon as lining




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy

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    Feb 12, 2014, 05.18 PMby Super Jeanette

    You look gorgeous, it embraces beautifully your curves!

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    Jan 11, 2014, 05.55 PMby yenny lee


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    Jan 7, 2014, 07.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    fab dress and it suits you so well! congrats to you and your loosing weight! warm regards and happy new year!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 07.14 AMby rita61

    Your dress looks good on you! Congrats on winning the weight loss!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 06.32 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress. I love anything that embraces and enhances curves, this fits you perfectly and well done on the weight loss. I need to knuckle down and stop eating rubbish as my weights going up lol x

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    Jan 5, 2014, 11.11 PMby schnui

    Great dress which looks really good on you.

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    Jan 5, 2014, 08.25 PMby janul

    gorgeous!!!! you look great!

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    Jan 5, 2014, 06.42 PMby cathysews

    It looks fab on you ..great dress

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