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Attempting an evening dress!

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Attempting an evening dress!

Postby northernruth » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Well today I went and spent a stupid amount on fabric to attempt to make myself an evening dress. I am wanting something *loosely* based on the Keira Knightley dress from Atonement. I have bought some very cheap polyester emerald green satin, and some less cheap black orgnaza to use as an overlay.......

Wish me luch!

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby scarlet » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:29 pm

Amazing are you using your own pattern? Keep us updated!

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby northernruth » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:46 pm

scarlet wrote:Amazing are you using your own pattern? Keep us updated!


I've got a vintage vogue pattern that I'm kind of using as the basis, although it's quite a bit different and as it's a proper vintage pattern the instructions are designed for hand sewing :roll: so it's quite a tortuous process!!! Basically I think I'm going to draft the top half myself and use the skirt from the pattern I've got to give me the requisite "swoosh". The tie at the front isn't actually a tie at all but rather a swathe of fabric across the front with a separate piece hanging over from the middle.

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby lazylexis » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:51 pm

I bet it will look amazing !

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby Bessandra » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:28 pm

Blimey! I've always loved that dress (love the film tho!) - can't wait to follow progress...

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby clothmama » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:39 pm

:shock: wow I'm not brave enough to do a pillow case without a pattern :hohoho: That guild training sure comes in handy!! Please keep up updated, will be very interesting to see the progress!

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby Scotia » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:55 am

Oh wow Ruth! I can't wait to see this all finished :)

How are you with Mother of the Bride outfits for next June :giggle:

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby zoeyboo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:57 am

Fab! Well Done :)

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Re: Attempting an evening dress!

Postby knees_on » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:49 am

Wow! Can't wait to see :)

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